Why are some Christian home based businesses blessed by God while it seems others are not. Perhaps the answer lies in something that should be at the heart of every Christian home based business enterprise – honesty and integrity. If we expect the Lord to bless our efforts as Christian business entrepreneurs then we won’t mislead or misrepresent our products, services or business opportunities.Christians in business, especially those in home based businesses, have faith in the promises of God to materially bless those who honor and glorify him in all we do and say. So why is it that some Christian business entrepreneurs give into the temptation of overstating claims of success? The reason is simply because of a lack of faith.Jesus said, A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)What we think ultimately produces what we believe in our hearts. What we believe in our hearts leads to what we say. Therefore, what we say is the fruit of what we believe in our heart – whether good or evil.If we are not honest as a Christian entrepreneur and misrepresent or deliberately distort the claims of our products, services or business opportunities, they it all goes back to the way we think. Honesty and integrity in the life of a Christian is the result of trust and faith in the promises of God that he will reward those attributes. We know we can achieve success in any business enterprise, including a home based business, because God blesses and rewards businesses based on honesty and integrity. That’s an example of a working faith.It’s one thing to claim we operate a Christian business. It’s something entirely different to show we operate a Christian business by our truthfulness and integrity. We’re not motivated by greed or the love of money. Instead we’re motivated by the love of Christ that shapes our very thinking as well as our actions. We live to serve.Every one of us has a treasure in his heart. That’s why Jesus said that a good man will have a good treasure in his heart while an evil man will have an evil treasure.When we speak, we are revealing the treasure of our heart to those with whom we do business. If Jesus Christ is at the center of our thoughts as Christian business entrepreneurs, then the treasure of our hearts will bring forth good fruit that will be a blessing to all those around us. People will see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven. And, in turn, God will bless us in ways we could have never imagined. Our home based business enterprises will not only be blessed by our Father in heaven, but will in turn be a blessing to others. Why? Because we spoke the truth in love from a heart free of covetousness and greed.Is your home based business prospering? It will if it is centered on doing the will of the Father in heaven, and in glorifying his Son,- our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
02 2月 2013