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Books That Have Changed My Life #4

With Sean Isaacs

Books That Have Changed My Life #4

With Sean Isaacs

STAR 99.1 FM – VOICE (Monthly Newsletter)

As I sit to write this morning, I am encouraged by the reality that Christ is my Lord and Savior. I pray that you can say the same! I am excited to share with you two additional books that have changed my life.

This month’s focus is Business Development and Personal or Relationship Development.

One of my favorite scriptures is Prov. 4:7 that states that the principal thing to GET is Wisdom. Therefore, you and I should pursue WISDOM as we would pursue hidden treasures or that which we believed to be extremely valuable. The text goes on to say that after you have received, obtained or possessed wisdom, then go further! Get Understanding!

If more of God’s people obeyed the command to pursue Wisdom and Understanding, we would be spared the grief, heartache and consequences of many bad, harmful or destructive decisions. Many of these consequences could have been avoided if we took the time to know and learn what we needed, so we could make better decisions. God still says that His People, perish because of a lack of knowledge (Hos. 4:6).

As I think of our two books this month, I am reminded that how one of these books could have saved me $100,000 in debt. Back in 1999, I started a business with a few friends and did not take heed to the commands of Scripture that those who go into business should not be quick to join in partnerships or to link up with those who do not follow God’s Word (2 Cor. 6:14 - 18; Prov. 22:14; 2 Cor. 15:33).

The first book on my list of books that have changed my life is:

Business By The Book

“The Complete Guide of Biblical Principles for Business Men and Women.”

By Larry Burkett - http://amzn.to/2oIS7jU

If you are in Business, thinking about going into business or know someone who is, you should read or recommend this book to them. Business by the Book is filled with lots of practical instruction on how to Hire, Fire, Price Products and Services, Manage Staff and team members, Borrow Money, handle business lawsuits with fellow believers, etc. Many people are surprised that there is much practical information in the Scriptures for the Business Owner and Entrepreneur.  This book will confirm that to be true!

The way the book is written, you will be able to go back to it many times to seek God’s wisdom and counsel on small or major Business decisions.

The second book this month that is pretty well known, and has sold millions of copies is:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Powerful Lessons In Personal Change”

By Stephen R. Covey - http://amzn.to/2nbpuih

Romans 12:1-2 reminds the child of God that the way to change your life is not quick. It is a process. You must first begin with the mind or the way you think.  As your mindset is changed by the Word of God and books bathe in truth, you will see the results or fruit in your everyday living.  

Steven Covey’s book is a book you should read repeatedly if you are serious of changing all the major areas of your life; Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Relational, Psychological, Mental, Financial, etc.

Many people want to see change in their lives immediately. However, they fail to embrace the fact that often it took years to BECOME who they are or to produce the results that they now see. If it took years to “reap” a certain way of life, none of us will change those results overnight. For Scripture reminds us that “…for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap - (Gal. 6:7).

Once you accept this statement as true, then you put in the work of reading, meditation on the Word and good books, and then DOING what you learn. You must take action if you want to see CHANGE Then you will find that your life will reflect the change you desire.

When I compare the many Personal Development books I have read, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is filled with highlights, circled words and underlined statements and sentences. That is a reminder to me that I got much profit from what I read and I need to review the material again for long-term profit!

If you have not read the two books above, take time to do that. It will be helpful to your soul and business. In addition, if you did not get a chance to, make sure you listen to the Monthly Podcast: BOOKS THAT HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE where I expand more on the information here.

If you have a question about my podcast or article, I am reachable by email: sisaacs@star991.com.

Get a copy of the books below:

Business By The Book

“The Complete Guide of Biblical Principles for Business Men and Women.”

By Larry Burkett - http://amzn.to/2oIS7jU

 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Powerful Lessons In Personal Change”

By Stephen R. Covey - http://amzn.to/2nbpuih

Have a blessed day!

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