In my 30-plus years in business, I've seen too many believers work themselves into exhaustion in an attempt to gain God's favor and blessings. Although they work hard with good intentions, they miss the powerful, simple and fastest way to receive God's desired blessings.
Here is an expanded excerpt from my free resource, 31 Power Prayers to Prosper Your Business, on the fastest way to receive your supernatural blessing.
Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. ... "The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. ... And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you (Deut. 28:1, 8, 11, emphasis mine).
2 Things You Must Do
The first thing you must do is to obey. "Obey" (šâma') means to hear intelligently, listen, give heed to consent, agree. All blessings flow from your willingness to šâma'.
The second thing you must do is observe. "Observe" (âśâ) means to execute, accomplish, advance, produce.
For most marketplace leaders I coach, execution is not the issue—it's intelligent listening. I therefore advise and coach many leaders and entrepreneurs on how to hear intelligently from Holy Spirit to unleash their blessings.
Command (ṣâwâ) means God gives a charge, gives orders to bless us. Blessing (râḵâ) means prosperity, gift or presents. His commanded blessings reach far beyond traditional church talk of spiritual or relational blessings, which are indeed critical and needed.
His blessings specifically focus upon your:
- Ground ... everything in your business that drives economic and financial increase!
The Fastest Way
Believers are not beggars. We are not commanded to say, "Please, please, oh please bless me." God is not impressed with begging, but He is impressed with obeying and observing.
I therefore encourage you to create your own simple prayer, in your own words, to breakthrough to God's desire to bless you and your business. It could be as simple as this:
Abba Father, specifically direct me on how to diligently obey your voice, and when I stray, quickly redirect me so that I am in your will, and your blessings fall my way.
Dr. Jim Harris is an executive coach, adviser and author of 14 award-winning business books. Download his free 31 Power Prayers to Prosper Your Business. Connect with Dr. Jim on Facebook LinkedIn and Twitter.
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