PRAYER – 21 Days of Prayer! – BWITW – Blog

Prayer — For the month of September, I have aligned with my church, Community Christian Church at White Marsh, Maryland, (communitycc.net) as we are doing a 21 Days of Prayer.  Due to the state of our world, I thought it would be appropriate to be a part of this much needed time of prayer and this prayer movement.  Our church has been, for a while, praying at 6:15pm every day; so now we are adding another level of prayer over the next 21 days. I know we are a few days into the month, but we all can catch up and pray as we reflect straight from the Bible.  This will make you think, reflect, look inside yourself, and grow you beyond you.  Know that…

CONSISTENCY – In ALL Things! – BWITW – Blog

I do hope you enjoyed last months PROVERBS! This month, on to someting that will make you think and I hope act. Hope you enjoy! Happy August!  Where has the year gone?  Well one thing that we know very well, time consistently moves forward, regardless of what’s going on in our lives, our world – time is consistently moving. So, I’ve been thinking about consistency and being consistent.  So many great things happen to people because they are consistent.  So, I thought why not spend this month, this blog, helping us ALL focus on being consistent? I think of the consistent love of God – that never ending, never changing, never failing love that brings comfort, joy, and peace.  It brings a desire for me,…

PROVERBS – Wisdom for All people! – BWITW – Blog

This book of wisdom was written to impart wisdom for godly living. As I have spent time in this book, that was written by King Solomon, I gained so much insight, wisdom, and knowledge. I have learned of the many do’s and don’ts of relationships with friends, family members, co-workers; how we are to love and show love. How our speech shows our wisdom or lack thereof. I have seen how I need to stop and reflect … am I being wise? Wicked? Or foolish? The wise seek to know and love God and show His love. Also, how my success, my work ethic, building my moral character and good reputation all go with my devotion to obey God, or not. So many lessons, so…

Life is Easy – BWITW – Blog

by Sharman Monroe This post originally appeared in 2018 on the Anointed Women In Christ Blog. Given the current pandemic and our need to look toward the Lord, it is good to remind ourselves that God already knew this was going to happen, He already has the solution in place and He will get us through this…all for His glory! For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.                                                                         2 Corinthians 4:17 (NKJV) I was having lunch with a friend and we were talking about when we have a problem, we believe God has already worked it out, but waiting for the resolution to show up can be hard. We…

At The Red Sea by Sharman Monroe – BWITW – Blog

A few weeks ago, my friends and I booked a tour of the Grand Canyon.  When we woke up on the morning of our tour, it was raining in Phoenix.  We didn’t care.   We were excited! We were going to see the Grand Canyon! We hurried down to the hotel lobby to wait for tour guide to pick us up.  When the front desk staff heard we were going to the Grand Canyon, they apologized for the rain.  “It rains in Phoenix only about every four months and we are so sorry it’s raining today!” they said. We said, “It’s okay; we’re going to see the Grand Canyon!”  When our guide Scott picked us up, he apologized for the rain.  We said, “It’s okay; we’re…

In All Things LOVE – BWITW – Blog

There are so many things that come to mind when I think of the month of February … Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, President’s Day, Stop Bullying Day, American Heart Month, Friendship Month, Groundhog Day, National Organ Donor Day, and for this year, Leap Day,  just to name a few. When I look at all of these and wonder where do we place our focus?  I realize that there is an underlying tie that connects all of these, the tie that binds, if you will.  What is it you ask?  LOVE!  It is the common thread that ties it all together. Valentine’s Day – it’s all about love, not only for the lover, but love for one another and self. Black History Month – love…

2020 YEAR OF CLEAR VISION – BWITW – Blog

Well, I know we are days into the new year, but anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Welcome to the new year, the new decade, 2020.  I am looking at the year in a different manner.  20/20 perfect vision, I say, the year of clear vision.  Clear out the stuff and move fully into this year with purpose and determination; with a clear mindset.  Ready to take on your dreams, ready to be a new you, a different you, the best you ever. So, what are you doing so that these things happen?  Well let me share my plans/goals and maybe, just maybe you will take your own action.  1.  I came up with a game plan; actually, a set of goals to attain this year.  Now,…

Thankful this Thanksgiving with LOVE! – BWITW – Blog

It’s that time of year when we gather with family and friends to be thankful for all our blessings. As we gather, let’s take time to truly be thankful for the things that we have been blessed with. Be truly thankful this year for LOVE. You see it is the love that starts inside of each of us that leads to the things that life brings to us. So many blessings… let’s count the blessings LOVE brings! L – Life, the life that we are blessed with each day to share with everyone that crosses our path. Life that we should never take for granted. The lives that we touch with our life impacts the world for eternity. It shapes and molds and directs the…

Time for something NEW! – BWITW Blog

“Second Chance” A time to step into my God Given Purpose When was the last time that you did something that changed everything about your life?  Well, I have had that happen to me recently through the writing and publishing of my book, “Second Chance”.  This book has been such a life changing project for me, that I never expected.  When God places a task, no, a purpose before you and you move toward it, you never know what that “little” thing can do to make such a huge impact on your life.  This calling over my life has taken me through a process that has given me a new direction; gotten me out of “the box”, out of ‘my box’, and into things that…

When was the last time that you …? – BWITW Blog

When was the last time that you …? When you see those words, what do you think about?  What is the first thing that comes to the forefront of your mind?  When was the last time that you … did what?  Said what? Went where? Saw whom?  Spoke to whom?  What is the first thing that is drawn to your mind? Well, here are a few of the questions I’m asking, when was the last time that you … Stopped and took the time out of all the stuff that you do, to spend with your creator, listening to what He has for you? Spent time with someone that you love and haven’t “fit” into your busy schedule? A child, a friend, a parent. Stopped…

READY FOR CHRISTMAS – BWITW Blog

Ready for Christmas, a term that we hear so often this time of year, but, what does it really mean? What do people really mean when they ask that question?  Well, let’s give it some thought and explore a couple different things that it could mean. Ready for Christmas … shopping all finished, gifts all wrapped, meals all prepared, house decorated and cleaned, ‘things’ all done.  For some, this is the interpretation, preparing for “the day”.  Doing stuff, getting stuff ready for the day that comes, and goes.  Afterward we are exhausted.   We have fond memories of good times, but it was … Just a day!  Is this you? For others … Ready for Christmas … preparing our hearts and our minds for the new…

Welcome to B.W.I.T.W.

Welcome to the new blog for Business Women in the Word.  I am so excited and blessed that you have been following us on FB and Instagram, and that you are here with us on our “blog”!  Since our last e-newsletter, God has been busy in my life.  I know many of you were disappointed that things had to be put on hold, but God was doing a new work in his servant, that this could come back in a way that the masses could be reached for him. So now, we have this blog where we can share with so many.  So, share this on your FB page and share the website with those in need of encouragement.  You can be the life line…

September 18, 2020

THY Kingdom come! Thought for the DayIn our country, talk of kingdoms conjures up images of King Arthur, Prince Humperdinck or some Shakespearian character. But kingdoms are simply the places where the king’s rule extends. Jesus prayed—and asked his followers to pray—that the kingly rule of God would extend over all his creation. Part of the job of Jesus-followers is to see that God’s kingly reign is gaining ground in our lives – and that we’re extending opportunities to others to live under his care and protection.Consider ThisIs God’s influence and kingly reign gaining ground in my life?Am I praying for anyone on a regular basis to come under the reign of God’s kingly rule?How can I change my perspective, so I see things from…

September 17, 2020

Speak up, speak out! Thought for the DayFor some reason, there are some topics that are just hard for people to talk about. We excel at discussing the weather (good or bad), sports teams and games, our favorite movies, music – but when it comes to talking about our faith, we get tense. Perhaps we’re guarding against “coming on too strong” or just not knowing the right words to say. But sometimes God is calling us to do more than set a good example – sometimes we must boldly step out and discuss spiritual things.Consider ThisDo I feel comfortable speaking casually and openly about my faith?What fears are hindering me from having conversations about something so dear to me?If fear is keeping me from talking…

September 16, 2020

Open a Door Lord! Thought for the DayThere’s a big difference between closed doors, locked doors and open doors. Anyone who has been locked out of their house or car knows the frustration of being ready to enter but knowing that a barrier stands in the way. In thinking of the mission of the church, the Apostle Paul prayed for – and requested prayer for – God to remove barriers and open doors so that the church could be successful in telling people about Jesus.Consider ThisAm I praying consistently for my church to succeed in leading others to know Jesus?What are the cultural “closed doors” that God could open for our church?What are the closed doors in the life of the person I committed to…

September 15, 2020

Knoew the Hope! Thought for the DayThere are many people with perfect vision who are blind to spiritual things. Past hurts, poor choices, and wounds from others have closed their hearts to the things of God. If only the eyes of their heart could be opened to know the hope of God and the riches of his glorious inheritance! This prayer from Ephesians is a prayer for others who don’t yet fully understand the goodness of God.Consider ThisAm I praying for anyone to come to know Jesus on a regular basis?Is there a specific person I could commit to pray for in order that they will come to know “the hope of God”?Who is that person?Prayer FocusAsk God to open the eyes of your friend’s…

September 14, 2020

You Lord are my REFUGE! Thought for the DayOur country is in the center of a season where people’s hearts have grown faint. In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic we not only endured the suffering of physical disease, but we have also been confronted with the internal truth of prejudice. Prejudice is not limited by space and time. It exists in all cultures and divides people at our spiritual enemy’s whims. It gives in to our most base instincts and its only solution is a spiritual one that lifts us to a new spiritual perspective – on “the rock that is higher than I.”Consider ThisIn what ways do I need God to rid me of any spirit of prejudice and discord?Many are feeling the…

September 13, 2020

Yet not as I will, but as you will! Thought for the DayThere are things in life we would rather not face, and like Jesus, we can find ourselves asking God to take those things away from us. Sometimes he does take those unpleasant things from us. Other times, we must endure hardship. The real challenge in prayer is not being able torepeat the first half of Jesus’ prayer (if it’s possible, take this cup…) but to be able to pray the second half with conviction: Yet not as I will, but as you will.Consider ThisWhere am I allowing avoidance of pain to govern my prayers?In what area do I need to pray, “Not as I will, but as you will.”Have I recognized that it…

September 12, 2020

Open our Eyes Lord! Thought for the DayElisha was facing pressure. The King of Aram resented his loyalty to Israel and sent an elite guard to capture him. When Elisha’s servant began to panic at the sight of an enemy force, Elisha prayed for him to see what was unseen…the protection of God. This supernatural event reminds us that we don’t always have a clear picture of how God is at work. Sometimes in the face of the most intense pressure, God is at work in ways we can’t see. This can be in the spiritual, unseen realm, or in the form of those serving him in ways out of the spotlight.Consider ThisHow has God helped me in the past in ways I didn’t expect…

September 11, 2020

But God is still at work, even if it is behind the scenes. Thought for the DayIt is easy to forget that the Bible was recorded over hundreds of years of time. The acts of God performed in the early chapters of Genesis must have seemed like long-ago history to those like Habakkuk. His refrain of “do it again, Lord” is a familiar one. We often long for God to work inways that reveal his power more overtly. We read of his past deeds and wish we could have been present to witness to them. But God is still at work, even if it is behind the scenes.Consider ThisHabakkuk says that God is famous for his deeds. When you think about God – which of…

September 10, 2020

Intercession focuses on others Thought for the DayIntercession is a ‘churchy’ sounding word that describes praying for the needs and concerns of others. The Apostle Paul started numerous churches and had deep relationships across the Roman world. He sets a great example of intercession – praying for those in the churches hestarted. His prayers were two-fold: gratitude and requests. Intercession focuses on others.Consider ThisWho am I grateful for in my life?Who can I pray for today?Who needs me to ‘continually’ mention them in my prayers over the next week?Prayer FocusChoose three people and write down their names. List one prayer concern next to each name.Be sure to thank God for them as you intercede for their need.

September 9, 2020

PRAISE BE TO THE LORD GOD! Thought for the DayTake a look outside and chances are you will catch some glimpse of nature in all its glory. The beauty of a sunrise, the vastness of a dark night sky, the uniqueness of each animal and the fearfulness of a thunderstorm sweeping through an area all tell us something of God. When we see the creation, it prompts us to think of the Creator who is greater than all of it. These marvelous deeds reflect the glory of the one true God.Consider ThisWhat prompts me to feel awe for God?Where have I experienced his majesty?How do I express my praise to God?Prayer FocusPick out something great that you attribute to God and give him praise for…