Arise And Shine For Your Light Has Come

Arise And Shine For Your Light Has Come

Arise And Shine For Your Light Has Come

When you read this verse from Isaiah, I am immediately have a picture of the sun shining and a bright sunny day and a bright future! This verse paints a wonderful picture, if you are a Christian, about how our light has come and we need to shine through.

Isaiah 60:1

Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.

This is a wonderful verse from Isaiah, maybe you feel beaten down, maybe your business isn’t going quite like you want it to, or you’re just not getting the clients you need. If you are feeling low and downcast remember that your land has come and although darkness maybe hovering over the earth, for those who believe there is light at the end of the tunnel.

As Christians, we need to be light bearers, we need to be people who set an example and shine like a bright light to those around us. I believe that our actions show a lot more than just empty words, we need to be doers of the word. I can remember the Principal at the Bible school saying “I’m going to preach myself happy” or “I just preached myself happy”! To me this is such a good mentality to have, let us be shining lights.

We need to conduct ourselves in a Christ-like way, we don’t need to go man’s way and where the world, we need to think what would Jesus do!

I like what Romans 12 has to say; “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Walking in the light

The world is full of darkness and our media fills our newspapers and televisions with gloomy stories. Ephesians 5:14 says; for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”

Let us be people who walk in the light and shine like the sun.

The Christian Internet Marketer




You Can Choose The Words That You Speak

Do you know that you can choose the words that you speak, we need to be so careful what comes out of our mouth, in other words, we need to control our tongue. Let’s speak positive words about our future.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Apparently men and women average around 20,000 words per day, although I’m sure that I know people who speak a lot less words and people who speak many more works than this! Our thoughts often determine what we say, before I was born again, I could often get in very negative conversations and actually enjoyed it, even now I have to check myself to make sure that I don’t get involved in negative conversations. Sometimes if a conversation is becoming negative, I will actually walk away and tell people I do not participate in this type of conversation.

The world is full of discouragement and negative people, unfortunately, the media fills us with negative things they very rarely tell us when something good has happened. Whether you are a Bible-believing Christian or not, we all need to be encouragers, not critical discouraging people! To cause discouragement is totally unacceptable to God. Let’s be people who encourage those around us!

Before I was born again, I had a very low opinion of myself, I did not speak positive words over myself and I would run myself down in front of people. Once I received my born-again spirit and I knew who I was in Christ, my thought life totally turned around, such a wonderful thing.


I want to speak life

When we bring God’s word into our lives, things turn around, it worked for me and it can for you, I trust God’s word 100%! We need to align ourselves with God’s word, believing in his word and acting on the word of God, changes everything. I absolutely love encouraging people into their full destiny, I love surrounding myself with people who live the supernatural Christian life and to encourage people into what Jesus has done for each and every one of us. I know that God’s word is full of supernatural power, I have seen this firsthand myself and this is why I want to speak life to those around me.

Are you speaking good things about your business?

Psalm 19:14 is a good Psalm to remember; Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Are you speaking good things about your business and your personal life, God knows what we speak and think and it is so important we do what the word says.

Sometimes, if we have been used to speaking negative things, it takes time to bring our thought life around to biblical principles, but we need to constantly check what is coming out of our mouths, let’s choose positive words and see what happens.

How about doing this?

I remember my Principal at Bible school often starting the day with, “It’s going to be a good day”, “Have faith in God!”, “I believe great things are going to happen”.

I always like to start my day by reading the Bible and praying, I challenge you to try, it works!

Please feel free to comment below with your thoughts.

Blessings to you,

The Christian Internet Marketer.






Do You Have The Right People Around You to Succeed?

I speak to many people about having a home-based business on the Internet, many people just seem to find the task too daunting and even lonely. I will try and explain how I started and the quickest way to move the home business or Internet business forward.

I Lost A Lot Of Money

it wasn’t until broadband came available in my area that I saw the power and the potential of the Internet, prior to this with the old-fashioned dial-up, I found the Internet hard work and really not very practical, apart from sending emails. When I saw the potential of the Internet I started searching for ways to make money online. The search is brought up all sorts of products, all promising to make you thousands almost thousand by the end of the month, obviously, this was very false but I was very hungry to find out more about making money online and earning a potential living from home.

I was very eager to learn so I purchased an Internet marketing product, I can remember taking me many hours to work out how to use the product and actually, in the end, I gave up and went on to the next shiny new object. I have no idea how much these Internet marketing products cost me altogether or even how many products I purchased, I would guess that it was around 30 to 40 different products.

Out of all the products I purchased, I did actually learn something and some of the products were genuine, but it was a very hard long-winded process. I think some of the best products I purchased was a couple of Google AdSense courses which I believe are by Andrew Fox and Joel Comm. My first money making website was actually a Google AdSense site, although I soon monetised it even more with affiliate products. I have to say that the AdSense income gave me a regular paycheck every month.

You need helpful people around you
I Needed Help And People To Connect With
The Internet marketing game seemed pretty difficult at times because I never knew if the information I was reading was correct, sometimes the information was just someone trying to sell you there particular product. About 5 or 6 years ago years ago I joined an Internet marketing membership site, this particular site had step-by-step videos on building a website and step-by-step videos on how to monetise a website. One of the best features was having a forum to ask all my questions, this was such a useful feature and often the questions would be answered in a matter of minutes. I found the Internet marketing membership site so useful that I actually joined another membership site, which was packed with even more information.

The second membership site that I joined was even bigger and I don’t want to put the previous Internet marketing membership site down as it was really excellent, but this new membership site that I joined was even better. There’s a huge amount of training videos, which take you through every training process that you can think of step-by-step and there is a forum to ask questions, the forum is open to the whole community, so you can ask the question and answer other members questions. I actually only belong to one Internet marketing membership site now, I have tried three membership sites, but I believe the one that I am with presently, is the best.

There are more great features that I will go into greater detail at a later date, as there is too much content to put in to this particular blog post. If you would like to take a look at this Internet marketing membership site, you can take a look at my personal profile here.


One of the biggest benefits that an Internet marketing membership site gives you is people to help you and encourage you along the way. One of the biggest problems I had when I first started out in Internet marketing was that I didn’t know if the information that I was reading was correct or true, but when you have a trustworthy membership site, it takes any doubts away. When I first started the process of making money online was very hit and miss and a lot of guesswork. I have to say that making money online has got easier and if I was starting again, I would definitely recommend a membership site with an active community. If I had known about Internet marketing membership sites 10 years ago I would have got from A to B much much quicker and I wouldn’t have spent literally thousands of pounds on useless products.

Please feel free to comment below and to ask me any questions you may have.

The Christian Internet Marketer






Do You Have Enough Faith To Wait Patiently?

Do You Have Enough Faith To Wait Patiently?

Do You Have Enough Faith To Wait Patiently?

Do you have enough faith to wait patiently for something that you are longing to happen? When I say this, I don’t mean sitting and doing nothing, I hear too many people saying, I hope that what I am waiting for will happen! We need to have faith in God for our lives, but at the same time he hasn’t created us to be lazy, he has created us to take action! I don’t believe that God can bless us all we can get genuine satisfaction from being lazy, unless you have a genuine health issue, which is totally different.

Take a look at this faith filled story below.


Do You Have Faith?

I believe that waiting and being patient and listening to the voice of God is very important in the Christian life. The scripture from Hebrews 13:8 it tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Nothing has changed, he is still exactly the same today and we have the power of the Holy Spirit to call on his name.

When I was a relatively new Christian volunteering for a Missionary Society in London, I met Harry who had been a missionary for 46 years and he was approaching retirement. Harry was a beautiful example of a Christian man who had given his life over to Jesus, he was a man of great faith and he had a wonderful sense of humour.

Harry Had Faith

I asked Harry if he had a house to live in when he retired as he was retiring in a couple of months, he said that he hadn’t, but he said very clearly that the Lord will provide a home for me and my wife. I was very concerned for Harry as I wanted Harry to have a good place to live as he had dedicated his life to serving and sharing the good news of Jesus to people. I asked Harry again about 2 weeks before he was retiring if they had found a place to live and he said no! I was immediately very concerned for Harry and asked what he was going to do, he simply carried on doing what he was doing and said that the Lord will provide, Harry had no doubt that God was going to provide him with a property for his retirement.

I then saw Harry approximately a week before he retired and I asked him if he had a property to live in and he said, “oh yes we have, my wife’s aunt has gone into a retirement home and she has given us her property to live in for the rest of our lives”! I was so pleased for Harry, I learnt a lot from this lesson, I saw this missionary who knew that his heavenly Father was going to find him and his wife a place to live, it increased my faith considerably as I was quite a new Christian at the time.

May this story fill you with hope now that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and for evermore!

Incidentally, Harry and his wife are still enjoying retirement and still sharing the gospel.






Inspirational Devotionals

Every morning when I wake up, I normally make a cup of coffee and then read the word of God. This will often include reading Christian devotionals and Bible passages which give me great inspiration for the day ahead. As a Christian man who has a strong faith in God, I believe that is very important that we start our day well and for me this is the best way to start the day.

I hope that you will enjoy some of the inspirational devotionals that I will be writing, please feel free to comment on each devotional below.


Internet marketing

I have been working online now for over 10 years and I plan to create various posts about Internet marketing and work from home opportunities. Please feel free to comment in the comments box below each article.

Getting Started Online

I know of so many people who struggle getting started online, but would really like to work and make a living online, but they have no idea how to get started or they are afraid of the many scams out there in the Internet marketing world! If this is you, keep reading as I want to help you.

I know of many people who have started out online and then given up before they have hardly started, there are so many programs out there telling you that you can make this much money in the first month and so forth, but the truth is, you can make money, but it does take time. I remember when I first started out online buying many different products that offered so much and by the following week I had given up and brought the next bright shiny product! I believe that there is such a thing as information overload, I learned so much, but took very little action, as I didn’t know where to start!

Did you know that getting started online isn’t as difficult as you may think?

The Internet has changed considerably over the past 10 years and thankfully things have got much as easier, now before I buy a product, I like to find out as much as possible about the particular product and cross review the product before I buy. I recently purchased $1000 product which I thought was going to be good and in some ways it was good, but it was giving me information that I already knew, so I asked for a full refund, which I received in full!

Why Not Take A Look At My Getting Started Video Here?

Recently I was looking for a new laptop, I was looking for a cheap laptop as I knew that it was going to have a lot of use, after doing lots of reviews and speaking to people I brought A Dell Latitude which I have to say, has been excellent so far! I needed a laptop that worked efficiently and the Latitude does this very well and if it didn’t I would have returned the product! Unfortunately it seems with many Internet marketing products they do not do what they say they will do on the package, this is where I want to help you!

I only talk about products and recommend products that I have used myself as I don’t want you to waste your time and money!

It’s always a good idea to try products that gives you an opportunity to try before you buy! This way you have a good idea if the product is what you need or if it does what it says on the packet! I want to help you achieve online success, so here’s a question for you:

What is stopping you or holding you back from getting started online?

Is it fear of failure?

Does technology scare you?

Are you scared of all the scams out there? I speak to many people about having an online business and most people would not recommend have an online business, as the majority of people don’t have a clue what an online business is about! If I had listened to all these business people, with no online business experience, I would have made a single dime online!

Have you purchased various programs or scams online claiming that they will offer something that they don’t and they make you feel like giving up? If you have, I know the feeling, I’ve purchased many programs, although I never gave up!

Does working online, just seem too good to be true?

I have good news for you, I want to help you be successful!

Getting an online business started requires three basic things:

1) You definitely need help!

Don’t be like I was, totally out there on my own 10 years ago, so much so that when my Webmaster was setting up my first website and asked me what my domain name would be, I didn’t know what a domain name was! You definitely need people around you, to help you when you are stuck, for accountability and encouragement.

So where can I go to get this kind of help?

2) You need a website

You can make money without a website, but you will only have limited success! You are definitely better off to have your own website that you control and put your own content on, in other words your own platform to speak from.

Thankfully today it is much easier to put up a website and it was 10 years ago, in fact you can have a website up in a matter of a few minutes with the correct help. And this can be created totally free of charge yes “Free”!

Remember that some programs are free to try!

3) Learn something new every working day and do things correctly!

I try and learn something new everyday in life, I enjoy reading and finding new skills and ideas on the Internet. Don’t be like I was in the early days, out there on my own and trying to find the correct information, only to suffer with information overload and not knowing which way to turn.

Thankfully many things have changed for the better since I first started!
Unfortunately if you do not train properly, you’re going to struggle to make money online. If you think of all the professional people you know who are doing well, they had to train, they had to work hard, they needed accountability and motivation, without this they wouldn’t be where they are today.

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Are You Choosing Faith Or Fear?

Are You Choosing Faith Or Fear?

Are You Choosing Faith Or Fear?

How many of you have been really fearful of something and it never actually happened!?

I’m very thankful that we have a heavenly father who loves us and wants us to live a life of abundance, so much so, that in Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you”. This is so powerful, to think that our heavenly Father knew us before we were actually in the womb. Unfortunately, our mind has a way of overthinking things and sometimes thinking the worse, there is a way of getting over this and that is, by going by what the word says and not what thought said!

If we are going to put so much effort into being fearful about something, why not turn that fear around, so in other words, turn our fear into faith, can you imagine the difference this would make to our daily lives? John 10:10 says that; The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. Let us have faith in God!

I remember when I was looking for accommodation in London as I wanted to be near the Bible school that I was attending, I didn’t really have the money at the time to pay for this accommodation, but the opportunity came up to rent a room 2 minutes walk away from the Bible school. I really wanted to rent this room, so in my prayer time I called on the name of Jesus and he answered me! As I was praying, my phone rang and it was a very good friend telling me how he and his wife tithe regularly to the church they attend, but they also had some spare money which they wanted to give to me on a monthly basis to help me pay for my studies! Jesus had answered my prayer, I could have chosen to be fearful but I chose faith and called on his name, the name above all names! Incidentally, the deadline for this room was the same day as my prayer was answered!

There are so many times when the devil tries to whisper things in our ears that are totally wrong, we need to hear the voice of God and know who we are in Christ.

About The Christian Internet Marketer

About The Christian Internet Marketer

About The Christian Internet Marketer

Welcome to The Christian Internet Marketer, I have been working online since around 2007, I really enjoy working online and enjoy the flexibility and opportunities that working on the Internet can bring. I’ve been self-employed since 1984 and I still have an off-line business and I have had a couple of small businesses that I have sold over the years. I’ve been a born-again Christian for over 20 years, my faith means everything to me and I love seeing lives changed through the power of God. I decided that it would be a good idea to create a website where I can share more about my faith and genuine ideas on how to earn money online. I believe that we are living in an age where the Internet has opened up absolutely amazing opportunities, I often refer to the Internet as, the businessman’s best friend!

A Very Brief History Of My Life

I have always been a great lover of the outdoors and have always loved the countryside. I started off working in private gardens before I left school and then when I left school I started working in agriculture an interest that I had had a huge interest in since around the age of 5 years old. Unfortunately or fortunately I soon realized that the income from working on a farm was very low at the time, so I soon started doing more of my own work which was more horticultural based, I have never regretted going self-employed at 18 years old, to this day I still have a huge interest in agriculture, but for me, I think I’m better off being an onlooker!

I had my first Windows computer back in 2001, I had never used a computer in my life before, it took me a long time to actually get the hang of using one, especially with the old-fashioned dial-up, which was so painfully slow. I think it was around 2005 when I first had a broadband connection, to me this changed everything! All of a sudden I could see that the Internet had huge potential, my Internet connection had literally changed overnight and I suddenly saw amazing potential and opportunities for making money online.

I started to search the Internet on ways to make money online and unfortunately brought into all sorts of spam products that really didn’t promise what they said on the package. Having said this, I learned a lot through making many mistakes. I don’t know how many products I purchased, but it was certainly ran into several dozen, I have never been able to bring myself to calculate how much I have spent on these products! Incidentally, although I brought some pretty bad products, I also bought some very genuine products to. I’m much more careful now when I buy a brand-new shiny object, although this is very rare now.

In 2007, I set up my first moneymaking website, (I had already had my first website back in 2004 for an off-line business that I had). The website was selling garden machinery and equipment, something that really interests me. The website originally started off as an AdSense site, if I remember rightly I also started selling machinery on the website before it actually went live. I believe within the first 24 hours I had already sold a product and I had AdSense revenue coming in. I went on to also selling advertising space on the website and more! Within quite a short time the website was averaging around 42,000 page views a month, once again the power of the Internet never fails to amaze me.

There are many many ways to make money online and I hope to share some legitimate and genuine ideas that can help you create an income from your own home and free up time. Just remember, that with any business, whether online or off-line it does take effort and time and there is no quick way to make money overnight.

I have learned a lot since I first started working on the Internet and I still have a lot to learn, but it is something that I really enjoy and the power of the Internet, really fascinates me.

My faith in God

I have been a Bible believing Christian for over 20 years now and it means a huge amount to me. I was brought up in strong Christian home, but as a teenager and right up into my late twenties I lost my faith totally, in fact, I really did believe in God at all and I would give Christians a hard time whenever the opportunity arose!

I remember thinking many times in my late twenties there has to be more to life than just working, surely we don’t just work and work and then just die? I used to look around me and I saw all the surrounding beauty, someone had to have created this beautiful scenery and landscape that surrounded me.

I remember that first day that I walked back into a church, in fact, a large Pentecostal church filled with many people with their arms raised high, praising God! It felt very strange to be standing in the church amongst all these people and yet I knew it was right.

It took me a few months for church life to seem normal for me, I completed an Alpha course which gives you the opportunity to ask as many questions as you want, I had a lot of questions.

To cut a long story short my faith in God grew stronger and stronger, so much so that I have total assurance on the promises of God, I know who I am in Christ and I know that I have been given eternal life, it’s a fantastic gift.

Over the years I have had many opportunities to serve with a missionary society and in church, I have also been privileged to attend Bible school where I met some amazing people. I am very grateful to have seen the miraculous and impossible, I truly love the things of God and the life changing effect it has on the people who know him.


Why I Want To Help You

I have been earning money online now since around 2007, although prior to this I was doing a terrific amount of research on the Internet, trying to find out more, it wasn’t easy. I brought into many false and spam products that didn’t do what they said on the package, I also had “shiny object syndrome”, which means, looking for the next moneymaking scam.

Over the years of working online, I have learned a huge amount and I am still learning in fact we never stop learning. I want to try to help you by learning the proper way and getting proper training. For the past 6 years I have been involved with membership sites, if you find the right membership site it can move your business forward very quickly, although it will still take time. I actually only belong to one membership site at the present time, the other membership sites that I belonged to were very good, but this is my preferred membership site, you can see my profile here.


The Goal Of My Website

The purpose of this website is to encourage you into your full potential and to get there in the quickest and easiest possible way. However, I have to be real, it takes time to get a business going whether it is an offline or online business. Patience hard work and consistency are the key things and having the right people around you is extremely important. As a Christian, I have faith in God to guide me in my everyday life.

If you would like to start learning about how to make money online you are welcome to start a free account at Wealthy Affiliate and learn how to be successful online, I am here to help you and to answer your questions.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,

Roy Bretton


Faith That Will Produce Persistence

 I believe that we all have trials and problems to deal with throughout our life, some of us more than others! Unfortunately, our human mind seems to have the ability to magnify a problem or issue and make it considerably worse. I’m thankful that there is an answer to this, we can call on the name of Jesus and he will answer. I know that when I have a problem I can make it’s much bigger by thinking about it or I can look to Jesus with the eyes of faith, knowing that he is my answer to everything. I appreciate that when we are going through trials it is not always easy, but I believe every trial helps us to draw closer to God, knowing that he is able.

I’m a great believer in having faith in God, I remember when I was in Bible School, often the Principle would start the day by saying, “Have Faith in God”, this may sound simple, but it works!
I will leave you with this Scripture; John 16:33New King James Version (NKJV)
33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[a] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”