Much like an endangered animal, the entire concept of our divine client often seems to elude us. We build up niching until it’s something we dread, and while we put it off, our divine clients are out there, just waiting to meet us! Let’s help them along, shall we?
Many of us are terrified to niche down, but we’ve all heard the saying, “When you serve everyone, you serve no one.” Just remember this – even Jesus niched down. Mark 2:17 reminds us that, “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” He came specifically to see the sinners – that was his niche. Learn yours today and focus there. You can still serve those outside your niche, but you need to direct your message somewhere – why not focus it on your divine client?
Do you prayerfully welcome God into your business? When you asked Him to join you in your venture, did you ask Him to be a silent partner? If not, then you should expect to get some input! God cares about you and your business, and He will not stand idly by if you fail, while you seek His guidance and work to increase your faith.
Increasing your divine guidance and faith isn’t always easy. Sometimes the voice of God comes in so loud and clear that we can’t help but hear it and know that it comes from Him. At other times, He speaks to us softly, as our conscience, with friendly reminders. But how do you know?
When God has a message to get across, rest assured that He will do so. As my husband likes to say, He will hit you with a 2x4 to the head when necessary. He will speak to you in the way that makes the most sense for you – He is your creator, after all, so He knows a little something about what will and will not work for...
The Blessed Virgin. We all know her name, but how many of us know her story? She’s not mentioned as much as you might think in the Bible, given her role in Christianity as a whole. She did, after all, give birth to the Son of God. But, from the Bible, we can glean much of the situation, and attempt to imagine ourselves in it.
She was young, probably a teenager, which wasn’t unusual for marriage and childbearing in those times. Can you just imagine? In your teens, told by a messenger of the Lord himself that you will conceive and bear a child, and not in the usual manner? How frightening that concept must have been!
She had questions, and received but one answer, which was that her aunt Elizabeth was 6 months pregnant, despite her advanced age. So, Mary made the choice to believe God’s angel messenger and simply said, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” (...