Our Mission

To present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men and to develop Christian business and professional men to carry out the Great Commission.

Daniel 10.12 encourages, don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer.

Imagine praying and an angel or Jesus Himself showing up to say your prayers have been heard and I have come in response. That would be pretty incredible. That was Daniel’s experience. Why did God listen to Daniel? Daniel did two things any of us can do and if we do them we can be confident that our prayers too will be heard. 

First, Daniel sought to understand the will of God. Daniel read the word of God which led him to seek the will of God. The prayers God most desires to answer affirmatively are those that align specifically with His will. The Word of God, the Bible, teaches us the will of God.

The will of God is most often defined in general terms so that the Spirit of God can dial us in as we seek, like Daniel, understanding for specifics through prayer. If our prayers are predominantly for our selfish ends our prayers will seem to have little effect.

Prayer that seeks to understand and apply the will of God from the Word of God are gladly heard and quickly answered.

Second, Daniel was humble before God. Daniel saw himself as a servant of God first and foremost. Daniel had a job but his purpose was to honor God in the world. Daniel’s purpose impacted his job, sometimes at great personal risk. Nevertheless, Daniel made honoring his God more important than his own personal welfare.

This type of humility, this willingness to serve God wherever, however at whatever cost, results in prayers being heard and answered by our God.

Prayer is not a complicated matter but seems that way when our prayers are more like texts to God; a quick connect for Him to do something for us.

The prayer that results in experiencing the Person of God in our lives, working through our lives, comes to those who are seeking God in order to do His will in this world.

His Opportunities

  1. Tuesday, November 2nd, the president of CBMC will be in town hosting a special luncheon for sharing more information about this ministry. The lunch will be from 12pm – 1:30pm. Cost is free. Contact Mike if you are interested in attending so we can have a lunch ready for YOU.
  2. Tuesday, November 15th at the City Rescue Mission from noon until 1pm is your next CBMC Rescue Luncheon. This is your opportunity to serve lunch to the men and women who depend upon the Mission for their meal. Commit Here

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A Publication of CBMC International
October 31, 2016

Indispensable, Like A Cellphone?

by Robert J. Tamasy

How did we ever survive without cellphones? Have you wondered about that recently? Decades ago, before cellphones became commonplace, it was not a concern. If we had an urgent need to place a call, we would seek out a payphone somewhere – in a store, or even along a roadside. If someone needed to reach us while we were traveling in a car, or somewhere without phone service, they were just out of luck.

Today, however, leaving home or work without a cellphone sometimes seems as if we forgot to put on an essential item of clothing. We almost feel naked. I have a friend who in the 1980s became a highly successful sales executive for what was then known as Cellular One. In those days users practically needed to be bodybuilders to heft the briefcase-sized communications devices, but he sold them just the same. Now they easily fit into a pocket or purse.

Cellphones, thanks to great advances in technology, have become indispensable for our lives. A successful business or professional person without a cellphone is like a motor vehicle without tires. It does not work very well – and neither do they. But in reality, seeking to integrate our faith into the workplace without having the Bible readily available as a resource is not recommended either.

Some time ago someone gave me a copy of a brief article by that well-known source, “Anonymous,” that asks, “What would happen if we treated our Bible as we treat our cellphones?” Consider:

  • What if we carried our Bible around in our purse or pockets?
  • What if we flipped through it several times a day?
  • What if we turned back to get it if we forgot it at work, or at home?
  • What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
  • What if we treated it as if we could not live without it?
  • What if we gave it to family members as gifts?
  • What if we relied on it whenever we traveled?
  • What if we used in case of emergency?

The Bible is not a religious book; it is a manual for everyday life and work. God has given it to guide us through opportunities, decisions and challenges of every day. Here are some examples of its value:

A source of wisdom. Among the Bible’s many values needed for success and leadership skill, none is more important than wisdom: “for attaining wisdom and discipline, for understanding words and insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair” (Proverbs 1:2-3).

A source of guidance. Asking what to do, how to do it, and why, the Bible gives answers: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man (and woman) of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

A source for success. We all seek a clear path to success. The Bible promises to provide that: “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8). 

© 2016. Robert J. Tamasy is vice president of communications for Leaders Legacy, Inc., a non-profit based in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. Bob has written Business At Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today’s Workplace; Tufting Legacies; and coauthored with David A. Stoddard, The Heart of Mentoring. His biweekly blog is: www.bobtamasy.blogspot.com.

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