Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

2019 – What a Difference a Year Makes

We are well into 2019. The first day of spring is now behind us. It has been over a year since posting to my blog. The last year was spent battling the cancers – yes, that is plural – that invaded my wife and thus our world.

God is faithful – isn’t He always? – and our lives have returned to a more normal time. She still is taking medicine and will for the duration of 5 years since she began taking them and continues regular checkups with her oncologist, radiologist, and gynecologist along with her normal visits to her regular doctor.

We are currently planning a trip to Germany to visit our youngest son and his family. We have three grandchildren there we don’t see often and one of them we have never seen in person. We’ve only been able to visit over WhatsApp or Facetime or Skype. That is betting than not seeing them at all but will never replace real hugs in person. This is the trip we were going to take last year before the C invasion. Now it is happening.

We thank all of our friends and family both offline and online who have prayed for my wife and myself over this past year. We are out of the valley! I often say it takes two mountaintops to make a valley. We are moving on to our next mountaintop experience!

Business, Life and the Bible

I believe the Bible is the most unique book in all of recorded history. In fact, it is not a book at all but rather a collection of letters, scrolls, or fragments thereof. I believe it is God’s written revelation to mankind of Himself. Protected by God through the centuries since the words were first written down. And that it provides all the people of the world regardless of race, culture, geographic location with specific instruction(s) about every area of life. Such as our relationship with God or lack of such a relationship; our relationship with people whether that is family, co-workers, neighbors, customers, employees, or bosses. The Bible gives us hope and help and wise is the person who becomes a dedicated student of the Bible.

Once the words of the Bible penetrate the heart and the reader comes into relationship with the God of the Bible by following the Bibles instruction on how to enter into this relationship the Bible takes on greater significance. It becomes life’s instruction book, the greatest “how-to” manual every compiled. The words of the Bible are powerful, they can be trusted, and they can be used every day to live your life and to guide business owners in operating their businesses.

3 John:2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as they soul prospereth.” Friends if there ever was a time that we need our souls to prosper, our health to prosper, our businesses to prosper it is now.

So my challenge to you is to make a decision to dig in to God’s word, the Bible. You say it is too complicated, too hard to understand or it is outdated. Think again. Why not try a new approach utilizing a prayer in the Bible before you undertake reading and studying the Bible. Here it is: “Deal bountifully with thy servant that I may live and keep they word. Open now mine eyes that I may behold wonderous things out of thy law.” (Psalm 119:17) And so it is that you can behold wonderous things, extraordinary things when you diligently read and study the Bible. Pray this prayer before each time you begin and see what happens.