Integrity

Integrity

“I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity.” (1 Chr 29:17)

Do you ever feel that you are being tested? Are you going to do the right thing? What about that thing that just popped into your head? You know, the thing you know you should really be doing but are reluctant to do?

Do the right thing, and let God sort out what happens next. Let the consequences be what they may, and be obedient to His call of integrity. As we move in obedience, He can release the most unexpected blessings.

Integrity counts. When we have integrity in the small, seemingly insignificant things, we prepare ourselves for being faithful in the larger temptations and challenges. If you feel like you are being tested, it is probably because you are.

Quick Prayer: Help me to maintain integrity in all I do and say. Amen.

How Do You Treat Your Suppliers?

How Do You Treat Your Suppliers?

“So the craftsman encourages the smelter, and he who smooths metal with the hammer encourages him who beats the anvil.” (Isa 41:7 NASB)

Now this is an interesting question! Are you brutal and over demanding of those who supply you goods and services? Isn’t it a good business practice to extract the last possible cent from those you do business with? The Bible shows us a more synergistic relationship of mutual respect and encouragement.

Long-term relationships built on an understanding of shared profitability can be priceless as cycles move and pricing power shifts up and down supply chains. Building those relationships on respect and going to the extent of encouraging our suppliers is doing business God’s way. The very fact that it does not happen very often ensures that you will stand out, become a customer of choice, demonstrate a different approach, and represent the God you profess to serve.

Quick Prayer: Help me to demonstrate Your grace to my suppliers. Amen.

Protect It.

“The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored.” (Pro 27:18)

When we are given responsibility at work we need to receive it with a sense of responsibility. If we treat it well as if it were our own it will bear fruit.

When we protect the areas we are given with integrity and excellence, they will prosper. The byproduct of this is that we will actually be blessed by what we protect. He who guards the tree will eat of its fruit.

Plus, as we operate in a spirit of protection we will be given more responsibility because we will be deemed trustworthy by God and man.

Quick Prayer: Give me a spirit of preservation and protection. Amen.