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Inspiration for Business and Work

“Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouses of God’s infinite grace and power.” [i]

R.A. Torrey

“It is the privilege of every child of God to have the power of God in their service.”[ii]

“We do not live in a praying age. We live in an age of hustle and bustle, of man’s efforts and man’s determination, of man’s confidence in himself and in his own power to achieve things, an age of human organization, and human machinery, and human push, and, an human scheming, and human achievement; which in the things of God means no real achievement at all…Our machinery is wonderful, it is just perfect, but alas it is machinery without power; and when things do not go right, instead of going to the real source of our failure, our neglect to depend upon God and to look to God for power we look around to see if there is not some new organization we can get up, some new wheel that we can add to our machinery…But when th Devil sees a man or woman who really believes in prayer, who knows how to pray, and who really does pray, and above all, when he sees a whole church on its face in prayer, ‘he trembles’ as much as he ever did, for he knows that his day in that church or community is at an end.”[iii]  

Remember to put the Lord first:

Unless the Lord builds the house,
    those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the watchman stays awake in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early
    and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
    for he gives to his beloved sleep.

                                                                          Ps. 126[iv]

The blessing of the Lord makes rich,
    and he adds no sorrow with it.

                                                                          Pr. 10:22

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.                 Psalm 23

                   Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

                  8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 

                  11  for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

            19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.               Philippians 4 selected verses

Remember to work in His Power:

but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk (keep on going day after day) and not faint.     Isaiah 40:31

“…your duty is to serve God in His strong triumphant way. But you say I have no natural ability then get supernatural ability.  The religion of Jesus Christ is a supernatural religion from start to finish and we should live our lives in supernatural power the power of God through Jesus Christ, and we should perform our service with supernatural power, the power of God ministered by the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ.  You say, ‘I have no natural gifts.’ Then get supernatural gifts.  The Holy Spirit is promised to every believer in order that he may obtain the supernatural gifts which qualify him for the particular service to which God calls him.”[v] 1 Cor 12:11


[i] R.A.Torrey, The Power of Prayer and the Prayer of Power (Republished by Mansfield Ctr., Connecticut: Martino Publishing 2014), 17. Formerly published New York: Fleming Revell, 1924).

[ii]Ibid, 22.

[iii] Ibid, 16-17.

[iv] All Scriptures are ESV unless noted.

[v] Torrey, 22-23.

Amanda Chambers
Amanda Chambers

Owner, Alabaster's Ink Well

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