Faith and Business 101: He Who Began a Good Work…

Hi Moms of Faith readers! I’m glad to be back after a short break last week. I have literally been working around the clock on a deadline for my publisher (I wrote a new little inspirational book of New Year’s resolutions for Christians) and a complete website overhaul in time for our new ad that is going up on the MomSense (MOPS) website for the month of April. Talk about crazy busy!

Want to know what I did to keep my sanity and my focus during all the stress?

  1. I committed my time and hard work to Christ.
  2. I asked for His clear guidance and direction.
  3. I asked for His blessing.
  4. I took Sunday off to honor the Lord and spend time with my family.

Were those easy things to do with 2 huge deadlines looming over my head? Certainly not!

Am I trying to puff myself up by saying “Look at me, look at how spiritual I am!?” A resounding “NO!”

Let me be perfectly frank and tell you how incredibly difficult it was for me to accomplish ANY of those 4 things. My initial reaction is to just go get ‘em! I run full speed ahead and do whatever is needed, in my own strength and power. But I felt a real caution here from God. These were big things for me. I knew that I needed God’s blessing and approval if these projects were going to make a difference at all in anyone else’s life.

So, I forced myself to slow down. To submit to Christ. TO TAKE A DAY OFF (did I really just say that?) in the very midst of it all! And now I’m trusting the Lord to bring it to fruition.

I hope you’ll take a second and tell me what you think of our new site:

In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. – Philippians 1:4-6 NIV

Until Next Time…


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  1. **Nicole** on April 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Very wise words, and great job on everything!!!!!! :D So excited about everything God’s doing with CMBR!

  2. Kimeve on April 4, 2010 at 12:04 am

    aawww MariLee another reminder of why I love you so. And why our spirits connect. Today, I did the very thing you have already done. The last couple days, my husband and I have been reading the bible together of the phone. He said to me, I am proud of what is happening with your business, remember to make time for Him. I thought about it… even bucked against it a little. I thought, I am just launching my businesses. Businesses I believe God answered my prayer in bringing into my life. I can’t slow down now. Then DUH – the light went off in my head. He brough them to me, there is no way He is going to let me fail. His word does not come back void for those who seek Him and FOLLOW His instructions. So today, I spent time with Him 1st. I worked for an hour and then spent another hour with Him. I did less today naturally so than I have all week. I felt as though I got ten times more accomplished because of the work done in the spiritual. Like you, I am not saying Yay, Praise me… But says PRAISE and GLORY be to Him! As always, I appreciate you sharing your heart with me. I, too, will be spending my holiday Sunday offline, and on the mainline with Jesus and my family.

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