Business, Life and your Lenten Journey
Purposeful Pathway is the haven for faith-based entrepreneurs. Part of my mission is equipping faith-based businesses with information that is practical, actionable and Scriptural.
The theme of this post is business, life and your Lenten journey!
It is hard to believe that springtime and Resurrection Sunday are nearly upon us! It seems not too long ago we were preparing for Christmas and the New Year. Yet here we are: traveling the 40-day Lenten journey. We tend to think of Lent as a personal pathway, and surely it is. Yet Lent is a spiritual journey, and our faith-based businesses intertwine with our spiritual journeys. For this reason it is important to prayerfully incorporate Lent into our businesses.
How exactly do we take our businesses on a Lenten journey? Let’s explore four actionable steps for those forty days:
- Contemplate. Contemplate any areas in which Christ is not first and foremost in your business. Perhaps in your mission statement? In your marketing? In your projects or products or programs? Prayerfully and thoughtfully compose a list. “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5)
- Capitulate. Surrender these areas to Christ and seek His forgiveness. The more we die to Christ, the more we experience rebirth in Him. This is true in every aspect of life, including our businesses. “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
- Concentrate. Having contemplated and capitulated, it is time to concentrate your efforts and energies to Christ-centered transformation. Ponder each area of surrender and determine the practical steps of repentance. How exactly will you revise your mission statement? What exactly will you change in your marketing practices or messages? What will you add, change or eliminate in your projects, products and programs? Determine the practical steps and commit yourself to their practice. “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.” (Matthew 3:8)
- Celebrate. Lastly, celebrate the fruit and give glory to God! Lent is a time of testing and trial; yet the triumphant outcome is deeper intimacy with Christ, powerful transformation for His glory and sweet celebration in His presence. “Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!” (Psalm 150:1-6)
Embrace this Lenten journey as a time to grow in God’s grace both personally and professionally. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” (1 Peter 5:6)
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Let’s Pray: Our Loving Lord, we thank You for this Lenten journey. We thank You for the transformation we will experience by Your grace. We thank You for the victory we will know by Your power. Help us, Life-Giving Light, to capitulate areas of sin and to concentrate on repentance. Help us to live every moment for Your glory. We love you with every fiber of our beings, every moment of every day…and it is in Your Name, Jesus, we pray. Amen.
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