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Beyond business cards


SPRINGFIELD, MO. — You can tell a lot about a person by his or her business card. The card often reflects a person’s desired image. Some prefer a card that is clean and corporate-looking; others want one that is fun and informal. Then there are those who prefer to scribble their contact information on restaurant napkins.

The entrepreneurs in this issue of Today’s Pentecostal Evangel may or may not own business cards, but they possess something far more meaningful: At the top of their resumes are the words “Follower of Jesus.”

After interviewing these 10 entrepreneurs, it was apparent that they share seven common values:

1. They value salvation. Although their business achievements are significant, their most prized possession is their salvation through Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal life in heaven.

2. They value the image of Christ. They are more focused on emulating Christ than they are receiving accolades. They recognize that the success of their business rests on their relationship with Christ and their devotion to biblical principles.

3. They value honesty. They do not compromise their integrity in business because they don’t want to jeopardize God’s blessing on their life and work.

4. They value generosity. They are growing their business so they can give more to the Lord’s work. They’re more interested in elevating their level of giving than increasing their standard of living.

5. They value prayer. There are times in business when they know they need to pray more and work less. When they’re facing a difficult business decision, they know how to get alone with God and get answers.

6. They value family. They will not sacrifice their family to build a business.

7. They value guidance. They seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit in their business dealings and personal life.

If you are in business, take a moment right now to recommit your life and company to the Lord. And, like these entrepreneurs, invite the Holy Spirit to be your business Partner. That’s one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.

Hal Donaldson

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