Tapping Into Our Secret Weapon

Tapping Into Our Secret Weapon
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman

"He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured." - Colossians 4:12b

"Good morning. Before we begin our staff business meeting I wish to ask John to give us the intercessors' report regarding the direction of our new business development program."

"Our intercessors have been prayerfully reviewing the action plan I gave them. We believe the Lord is directing us in this way. However, our intercessors believe we may need to adjust our direction on this."

Does this sound like a far-fetched illustration of a modern-day company? If we are truly going to remove the separation of what we perceive as holy versus unholy, then we must make some paradigm shifts in our thinking.

The Lord has called you and me to be ministers of the gospel in and through the workplace. This means we must fight our battles, grow our companies, and minister to our employees and vendors through the power of the Holy Spirit. Intercessory prayer is the secret weapon of Spirit-led activity. Imagine having intercessors who are part of your team, committed to helping you make decisions in your business life "that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured." It is a comforting feeling to know the decisions you and I make during the course of a business day are in the will of God.

Some time ago the Lord showed me that I needed to find intercessors for my business. I needed to use intercessors in the daily decision process for my business. This has transformed the way I conduct business. No major decisions are made without prayerful review with my intercessory team. Intercessors are the front-line warriors raised up to do battle for the saints. Ask God to rise up intercessors who can support you as you go forth in the battlefield of the workplace.

Today's Prayer

Heavenly Father - Your Word tells me to "Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know" (Jer. 33:3). I'm coming to You now, and asking for a closer fellowship with You. I want to know You more; to desire You more; to be an obedient follower and do Your will. I am waiting, listening and watching...yielded to Your will. Bless me Lord, that I may be a blessing to You and to the people around me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders

This is an old hymn of worship performed by Selah off of their "Greatest Hymns" CD. When I was a very small girl at a family picnic at a lake, I called to my parents on shore that I was swimming, when really I was just walking on my hands in the shallow water. Just then two boys on a floating mat rolled over the top of me pushing me under the water. I panicked as I thought I would drown. But, oh so quickly, I felt my father's hand reach down and pull me sputtering out of the water. I need Jesus just as I needed my father that day. Without Him all I'm really doing is walking on my hands in the water. None of us can swim without Jesus. We all need a lifeguard. - Beanscot

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