Hi, I'm Nigel Maine that's my wife Liz in the photo below. As a born again Christian, I started my walk with God in a somewhat confused daze!
My wife and I were baptised in June 2009. We then experienced our "forty days in the desert", which in fact was longer than forty days and only came to an end as a result of some significant revelation.
I've run a variety of businesses since 1987 and I when I'm not writing, I work as a consultant, advising on technology and marketing solutions, therefore I'm acutely aware of the pros and cons of networking and the issue surround new business and keeping a business going.
So when I began to investigate Christian Business Groups I sadly became aware that they were few and far between! I wanted to find out what I could about Christian Business people and realised that they were no different to everyone else I knew, they still had the same issues; like worrying about maintaining an income, staff issues, family problems associated with being self-employed and ultimately wanting to be obedient to God yet falling short because of external influences.
So, prompted by the Holy Spirit, with a few miracles along the way (Read and watch my testimony), the end result was The Standard being formed.
The Standard is about unlocking those truths and promises in the Bible and sharing them, so that business owners (and anyone else for that matter) can start living great lives, supported by an effective network online and via direct contact at meetings, services and other events.
There are many avenues of support and prayer available to us all, yet it all boils down to our faith. Have we got the faith to really trust God? If so, where do we, or where did we start? We have to start with the least before we can be trusted with more and believe that God is our true source.
I have spent nearly all my life doing everything in my own strength; I was going to make it happen! Then God showed me who was boss and that He can and would provide everything if I allowed Him to.
I'm done with paying lip-service by saying that God is my source and then the next minute going back to stressing over my business and worrying about how I'm going to get something or other sorted out.
The Standard is in place and I want to encourage you, as a business owner or if your simply browsing and have come across this site, to team up and join us in standing on the Word, believing for God's promises and at the same time being supported to stick at it. We must not let the enemy deceive us any longer about who The Provider is, because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. (Which means that God is bigger than anything that comes our way and when we have faith, it gets sorted out!).
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