Sunday, March 24, 2019
Theme: Grow Up
Topic: Growth in Business Acumen
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
Apart from shying away from the acquisition of wealth and possessions, one other thing believers should work on is our reluctance to create businesses. The world is far ahead of the Church in the area of business. It is common to find unemployed believers who spend hours praying for jobs, but afterwards shut their brains down. This ought not to be so. God gives us the power and wisdom to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18).
When Great Grace and Power were released upon the believers in the early Church, the grace and power "came to meet" people who knew how to make profit from business. Our focal scripture says they had lands and possessions, which they sold. Apostle Paul admonished believers who idled about and stole, to desist from that and labour with their own hands, so that they can care for the needy (Ephesians 4:28).
Growth in BUSINESS ACUMEN (shrewdness, intelligence, expertise) for profit is imperative – the believers who had lands and houses sold them. There are too many needy people around for able-bodied and intelligent believers to be providing just enough for they and their families. The LORD has promised to bless whatever you set your hands to do (Deuteronomy 28:8). Rise up in this confidence, and work towards that business.
1. Pray that the Holy Ghost will give you a business idea and wisdom for business.
2. Pray also for the Church that believers will grow in business acumen.
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
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