A time of plenty.

“Yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.” (Proverbs 6:8)

Life comes in seasons. A time to plant, a time to wait, a time to harvest, a time to store away grain. How we act and what we do with our resources should be driven by an awareness of what season we are in. Economies have seasons as do businesses. Do not assume plenty will always be there.

Alternatively if you see no fruit but have sown faithfully your harvest will be coming. Sometimes it rains in Summer and the sun shines in Winter. Discerning timing is a key part of a successful business. God can give you that insight.

Quick Prayer. “Help me to be aware of what season I am in.” Amen

Repayment

“May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” (Rut 2:12)

God is no man’s debtor. He sees what we do and rewards us. While what we do has no bearing on our salvation, we still reap what we sow. We do not appease Him by works, but we work out of a grateful heart for what He has already accomplished on our behalf.

There are seasons where you wonder what is going on. Where is the deliverance you have prayed for? Where is the answer to that prayer you have prayed for so long? Where is the breakthrough you have longed for?

Worrying, striving, arguing, or trying to convince God will just wear you out. Notice that the reward is given for what you have done, but the position you have is resting under His wings.

Quick Prayer: I rest in You and await Your blessing. Amen.

A Gift of Knowledge.

“He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” (Dan 2:21)

You would think giving wisdom to the wise would be a bit redundant. If they are wise, why would you give them more wisdom? In God’s economy, the last shall be first and those who have will be given more. The faithful receive, and those who give away receive more.

Hearing form God and discerning the seasons brings knowledge and understanding as well as insight and advantage. Seeing what is in ascendency and what is slowing down is a good skill to have in business. If we can discern trends and moves, we can position a company to take full advantage of a soon-coming harvest.

Quick Prayer: You ordain seasons. Help me to discern them and operate accordingly. Amen.