Work Before the Fall

Work Before the Fall

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Gen 2:15)

What was one of the first things God did for man? He took man and put him in a place where he was supposed to work. This was not an act of slavery or a consequence of the fall. This was before sin and not a consequence of our fallen state.

God placed man in the perfect place so he could work. Here in this pure world that was uncorrupted and unspoiled by sin, God called man to work. Work is from God and a good thing. It is ordained by a Creator who knows what is important for us. He created a garden that needed some work to be done and knew that it was good for man to work.

Work is not a curse; it is a gift of God.

Quick Prayer: I acknowledge that work came from You, not from the curse. Amen.

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Success

Success

“In everything he did he had great success, because the Lord was with him.” (1 Sam 18:14)

How is your business going? If you are working for another, how is your workplace going? Have you invited God and His blessing into your business? Success comes from Him.

I have seen Him turn around the worst of circumstances. He can move in a commercial environment that is almost beyond redemption and restore profitability, growth, and success.

Each win we have, each sale we get, and every order that comes through the door has contributed to our success, and it has all been ordained by God. If we truly understood that truth, I wonder how thankful and prayerful we would be.

Quick Prayer: All the success I have experienced has come from You. Amen.

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Want to Lead?

Want to Lead?

“Give me the wisdom and knowledge to rule them properly, for who could possibly govern this great people of yours?” (2 Chr 1:10 NLT)

If you are a leader, you are going to need some things. How about an increase in wisdom and knowledge? You will find them in God, in His Word, and manifest in His Spirit.

He will equip you for what He has called you to. Anything else would be unreasonable, don’t you think? Ask Him for what you need, and watch Him provide.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with leadership aspirations. These desires may well be part of God enabling you to fulfill His purposes in you. However, if you are under the mistaken thought that you can do it without Him, please reconsider.

Quick Prayer: May I have Your wisdom, Lord. I need it to do what You have called me to. Amen.

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Listen!

Listen!

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” (Heb 3:7–8)

God can talk to us in many ways, but it is up to us to choose to listen. First we must shift our hearts and open our minds and spirits to expect to hear from Him.

If you want insight in business, if you want to know what to expect in the future, and if you want to know how to adjust your life to align with the will of God, spend some time with Him. But be willing to change. He will surprise you and soften your heart.

Come to Him in expectation. He is vitally interested in you and your work life. If you haven’t experienced this truth, go to Him and ask Him to reveal it to you. You may well get a life-changing revelation.

Quick Prayer: Soften my heart, and help me to hear You, Jesus. Amen.

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