God’s Word is perfect. It’s filled with all kinds of insight. Unfortunately, we so often limit it to what it says about what should happen in the church. Well, God can’t be limited. I was recently encouraged by a friend to re-examine Ezekiel 37 as it pertains to business.
This is the story of Ezekiel being challenged by God to speak life into something that he wasn’t even sure he wanted. God led Ezekiel out into a place in the desert where there were tons of VERY dry bones. God asked if the bones could be resurrected and Ezekiel tried the cop-out answer. God pushed back and said, “Make it work” (shameless Tim Gunn voice).
Verse 6 is a key: “And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.”
In business, God is looking to restore 4 things:
- Sinews = Systems. God wants to give us His systems, His ways, His ideas.
- Muscle = People. God wants His people involved.
- Skin = Communication/Marketing. God wants us to have increased levels of communication both inside and outside the team.
- Breathe = Presence. God wants us to experience what it’s like to operate our business in the power and leading of the Holy Spirit.
We began praying these points over Aroma. It’s been a while now, and I can say the results have been extremely encouraging.
- God is giving us new insight into how to organize our SOP. He’s given us creative ideas, but He’s also brought people with advanced experience in this area. They’ve come as volunteers!
- God helped us get (re)new(ed) people signed up to help with event planning, marketing, and even cleaning. Some are volunteers, others are paid.
- God increased our standards and clarified our internal communication procedures. He also gave us insight into effective strategies for marketing.
- God has manifested His Presence each day with things like increased joy, a deeper sense of commitment to His vision, a sense of power, physical manifestations in some people’s bodies, and even increased sales.
We believe God can take any set of VERY dry bones and breathe new life into it. Where are the dry bones in your company? Is it the system? the culture? the people? your SOP? communication? operations?
Ask God what He wants to do. Declare His truth. Receive the fulfillment of His promises over you and your business.
我們相信神能撿起任何一簇枯骨，呼一口氣使他們成為新的生命。哪裡是你公司之枯骨? 是系統? 文化? 人? 標準作業流程? 溝通方法? 運作方式?