"Business Under Savior's Instruction Now Empowers Servitude Scripturally
“When he had gone a little
farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat,
preparing their nets. Without delay he called them, and they left their
father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him." (Mark 1:19-20, NIV)
I asked myself what do the disciples do?
1. Without delay when Jesus called, James
and John left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men.
2. Without delay when Jesus called, James and John followed him.
I asked myself why is it significant that James
and John left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and
I found it very interesting that James and John left their
father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed Jesus because
they were giving up their own father's business to pursue the business
of Jesus when Jesus called them. They were in the business of fishing
for fish and when Jesus calls, they follow the business of Jesus to fish
for the souls of men.
Also, they do not leave their father alone but with the hired men.
This is significant because it shows that when they followed Jesus, they
did not just leave their dad's business in limbo. Everything Scripture
mentions has a reason even phrases such as 'hired men'.
It is also significant because they trusted the hired men to help
their dad while they went into the business of following Jesus.
I saw important implications for my own life. No matter what
business I am doing whether it is family owned or not, when Jesus
calls, I need to follow the business of Jesus. At the same time, I
need to entrust the business to hired help.
I ask you now dear friends, how do you rate in
the business of Jesus?
Dear friend, whatever business you are in whether it is family owned or
not, if you follow the Lord's calling into ministry, you are actually
joining the business of Jesus. You maybe asked to leave behind the
business you were doing or utilize what you learned in the business you
are doing for the Kingdom of God. When Jesus called Peter and Andrew who
were commercial fisherman, He told them that if they follow Him, He will
make them fishers for the souls of men. This is exposited more at
"What kind of P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N are you in?" (Jan
26, 08, 10:22 a.m.)
Their profession was used for the Kingdom of
Now how you rate in the business of Jesus will depend on what you do
in the business of Jesus. Jesus is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and
He is calling you to join His team when you are called. It is important
that you understand the organization culture of the business of Jesus.
Four things are emphasized heavily in the business of Jesus: Word of
God, Prayer, Church. Missions.
The Word of God gives us the instruction manual on how to follow
Jesus effectively and be successful in the business of Jesus. We come to
learn the emphasis put on prayer in the Word of God and need to adapt
praying into our daily cycle. But it is not any kind of praying but
praying the Word of God for the Lord's will to be done. Prayer is in
essence talking to Jesus. Regardless of how earthly businesses are run,
in the business of Jesus we can get to directly communicate with our
perfect CEO. This is important and encouraged. Jesus was all about
transformational leadership. Jesus wants to transform His followers. It
does not end there. One of the ways Jesus wants to transform His
followers is mostly through the power of the Holy Spirit working in our
lives and as He uses His church to accomplish the vision in the business.
In essence, emphasizing being part of a community of believers becomes
utmost importance. Now as we are in a community of believers, studying
the Word of God putting it into practice through the power of prayer, we
can actually be equipped, enabled, and empowered in the business of
Won't you join me friend if you know you are
called into the business of Jesus?
Let others rate you in the business of Jesus to see where you need to
improve. Most of all ask the Lord Jesus Himself to rate you how you are
doing in the business of Jesus. Now is the time my friend, don't delay!
"Business Under Savior's Instruction Now
Empowers Servitude Scripturally" (B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S.)/"How do you rate in
the B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S of Jesus?"
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you so much for what I have learned today. I
learned that James and John left their father Zebedee with the hired
help and followed you when you called them. Oh Lord Jesus, I pray right
now no matter what I am doing, when you call me specifically to a
mission or task in your business Oh Lord, that I would follow
diligently. Help us Oh Lord to use your instruction manual always no
matter what job you have called us to do because you place us in
strategic locations for your Kingdom Oh Lord. Help us to talk to you
frequently knowing you are there for us and desire to help us. Help us
to be part of a community of believers that believe in the Word of God
and preach your Word from Genesis to Revelation. Oh Father God, thank
you for your Son, Jesus Christ and all He has done and will
continue to do. Help us to follow the Great Commission you have given
all of us to go into all the world making disciples, preaching the
Gospel, baptizing in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit, knowing you are with us always. Help us to be open to your
calling and not circumvent it with our own desires. Thank you so much
Jesus. We want you to rate us high in the business you have called us
to! Thank you so much Jesus. Thank you for hearing us and answering us!
In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!
If you would like to invite Jesus Christ into your heart and make Him a
daily part of your life, you can this very moment. You will never be
alone. You can claim God's promises for you in the Bible and see them
come true, before your eyes, in His wonderful timing. You don't have to
wait for a special time to come to the Lord. You can come right now as
you pray the prayer below, meaning it in your heart.
God I am a sinner. I am invaded by this deadliest virus. Many times I
feel so guilty and yucky inside. I need forgiveness. I am so sorry for
my sins. I have not obeyed you with my whole heart! I have gone my own
way and done my own things. I still struggle with sin. I need you Jesus
in my life so I can receive forgiveness and a new beginning. In the
process, I can forgive others as you help me to. Thank you so much
Jesus. I accept the antidote you have sent me. I believe Jesus you died
for me and your cleansing blood will cleanse me from all my sins. You
came back to life to save me. Thank you God I am set free, free from the
bondage of sin. Hear my cry Oh Lord. I accept you Jesus into my heart. I
make you my Lord and Personal Savior of my life. Thank you Father God
for giving me Salvation. Thank you Jesus for coming into my heart and
making my heart your home. Thank you for living in me Jesus and I will
live for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. Thank you
for being my Lord and personal Savior! I can live a life of peace with
you on my side. Thank you that you have heard my prayer and answered me!
In your Name I Pray Jesus! AMEN!
No matter what you feel in your heart,
know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To
make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him
as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the
Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into
prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel
of John or Gospel of
Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord
show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to
help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches
the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our
crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help! But
beware of churches who do believe in the Word of God completely but
there is no freedom in Christ but legalism involved.
student, it is not too late to join a fellowship on campus too this
blessed New Year of 2008! May the Lord's presence and peace fill you with His
love now and forever! Amen!
Feel free to email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to meet to study the Bible,
pray with, talk about spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My
number is 412-720-4579.
"This is my
work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work
within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)
Love in Christ,
P.S. If you don't agree on
something that is written, please feel free to comment on it below for
we learn from each other. Even if you agree, feel free to express your
picture to read my dad's memoriam:
' I AM ' Series
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07, 10:09 a.m.)
"What kind of B.R.E.A.D do you eat?" (Dec 08,
07, 10:10 a.m.)
"Who is your S.H.E.P.H.E.R.D?"
Gospel of Mark Archives:
"What does the G.O.S.P.E.L mean to you?" (Jan
15, 08, 1:15 p.m.)
Mark 1:1-4: "How
seriously do you T.E.S.T.I.F.Y about prophesy?" (Jan
12, 08, 11:18 p.m.)
"Who do you P.O.I.N.T to?" (Jan 16, 08,
How will you take a S.T.A.N.D? (Jan 17, 08,
"How is your loving P.R.A.I.S.E?" (Jan 18, 08,
Mark 1:12-13: "How
do you handle T.E.M.P.T.A.T.I.O.N?" (Jan 19,
08, 12:27 p.m.)
How do you handle T.I.M.E given to you? (Jan
21, 08, 1:31 p.m.)
"What kind of P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N are you in?" (Jan
26, 08, 10:22 a.m.)
"Without having to P.R.O.C.R.A.S.T.I.N.A.T.E, what should you do?"
(Jan 29, 08,