“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” (John 16:13, NIV)

In order to be effective in our business we need to hear from God. If we are surrendered to Him and recognise His want to be involved in the marketplace, then we should expect His guidance.

Throughout the bible, people walked and talked with God. They heard instructions, affirmations, discipline and words from and for others. Some were moved through circumstance initiated by God, others saw angels and dreamed dreams, had visions or simply received Godly counsel.

If God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, then we should expect to hear from Him. Often He is guiding and leading, directing and initiating and we are just unaware. However, He is calling us to intimacy, to walk with Him, hear from Him and minister to those around us out of the resources He gives to us.

So how does that work out in practice? Firstly surrender your business to God, invite Him in, and expect Him to take an interest. Then you will see His hand at work. I will go into details of how in the next two articles.

Quick Prayer “You are Lord of all, I surrender all I have and all I am, to you. In particular I give you my business, Father, use it to bless all those associated with it. Your will be done, in Jesus name. Amen”