Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Revenue Management

God is Wisdom

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Proverbs 3:13-15

Management of well run hotels can spend hours a day making adjustments in rates to maximize profitability. So if we can be that intent on managing hotel profitability, why haven’t we perfected a system to maximize how we spend our limited amount of time, talents, and other resources?

The truth is God has provided a counselor to guide our decisions, actions, and desires -- to help us know our purpose and plan for not only our lives but daily living too. But how often do we seek His wisdom and then actually follow through? It’s one thing to have a profitable business; it’s another to have a profitable life.

This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone. Titus 3:8

Because God is wisdom, we can live profitably through our relationship with Jesus.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

God is Unchanging

His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man; the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. Psalm 147:10-11

What is it about the New Year that gives us hope? Is it the thought of something new – a new opportunity, a new relationship, a new home, or a new job that makes us happy? But the truth is happiness that comes from our possessions earned in our own strength does not last.

The Bible tells us that placing our trust in our abilities and things of this world is fleeting because new things become old things and eventually decay and disappoint. The only thing that lasts and does not fail is a relationship with our Heavenly Father. When we enter into a relationship with God through His Son Jesus, we become a new creation and are given the assurance of being restored and redeemed for eternity. It is in this promise that hope is found -- and nothing else!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Because God is unchanging, true happiness is found when we place our trust in Jesus