Behold The Birds!

“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” (Matthew 6:26). It stopped raining a little while ago. I sat looking out of the window. Two large robins landed in my backyard and begin hunting for worms. They were highly skilled at locating worms. I watched them pull worms out of the soft ground into their firm beaks. They did it with confidence.

I thought about what Jesus said in this economic pandemic that the world is experiencing. Our Heavenly Father feeds birds. That’s a different kind of theological proposition. Jesus wanted us to see birds and understand the birds we watch have a covenant relationship with God. God has committed Himself to feeding birds.

How much more are you? Just like birds, God, our Father, feeds believers. So believers need to behave like birds! Here’s a few things I noticed.

1. The birds understood the opportunity that the rain brought them.
2. The birds knew when and where to pursue.
3. The birds were totally focused on worms.
4. The birds had to get their own worms.
5. The birds were hungry, but not greedy.

If we want to succeed financially, you have to know how God feeds.

1. God is still giving you time and chance to prosper (Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2; 9:10-11).
2. God will direct you to the place of your prosperity (Psalms 66:12).
3. God wants your total focus on His kingdom (Matthew 6:33).
4. God will not give you what you can go get (Deuteronomy 8:18; 28:1-2).
5. God will give seed to the sower, not to the waster (Proverbs 18:9).

Lydia Business Group Tip #3

Collaborate With The Up and Coming.

Don’t wait. Be the leader. Take the initiative. Put together a group of  “out of the box” kind of people. Look for businesses owners and emerging entrepreneurs. Be synergistic and non-competitive. Vary the professions and passions. Agree to share best practices and cross-promotion.

You can compile fliers, advertise on website links, share hashtags, bundle promotions  and social media platforms. By collaborating with each other, you All can expand your customer base, moderate your costs, save time, and offer more products and services. You will begin to reach more new people.

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Dr. Sean Teal, Th.D.

http://www.PrayerEverywhere.org.

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Lydia Business Group Tip # 2

Connect  To Your Community
When it comes to marketing your business think local and little. Search for opportunities to get in front of your customers with your marketing message. Scan your social media event pages. Check local radio station websites for community calendars. What’s going on in your community? How can your business become more visible in a venue?

Have you thought about sponsoring an event? Have you thought about sponsoring an event for a local non-profit? Get to know your community and you will locate your ideal customer / client. Survey and study how and where your community spends time and money.

For more information about The Lydia Business Group contact info@itsthehope.org. A monthly Zoom class with Bishop Sean Teal and business leaders is offered. Registration is required.

Lydia Business Tips #1

Lessons From Lydia
“Make Your Message Move”

You should be marketing all the time — wherever you are. Therefore, you need a message you can move in a minute.

Research shows the average attention span of an adult is about six to eight seconds. That’s all the time you have to grab someone’s attention.

If you successfully engage them, you only have a little over a minute to really sell them on your product or service.

Invest the time to consolidate and modulate your opening line and sales pitch. The return on your investment will pay huge dividends in terms of creating more business opportunities.

For more information about The Lydia Business Group contact info@itsthehope.org. A monthly Zoom class with Bishop Sean Teal and business leaders is offered. Registration is required.

The Christ of The Crisis

Leadership In Crisis

Bishop Sean Teal, Th.D.

PrayerEverywhere.blog

(Issachar School of Ministry)

The Seven Last Words of Christ on The Cross reveal the mastery of crisis management. 

There is no greater crisis than The Crucifixion of Jesus.

Jesus conquered his crisis.

In Chinese lore the two characters that combine to make the word ‘crisis’ are danger and opportunity.

Every crisis offers an opportunity. 

How did Jesus lead the world through it’s most crucial crisis? 

What are the principles and practices being taught to leaders?

THE FIRST WORD – 

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” 

Luke 23:34

Handle the hard stuff first. What’s more difficult than to forgive the unforgivable?  The hardest work of a leader is to rescue and restore people.

THE SECOND WORD – 

  “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” 

Luke 23:43

Promote potential when things are painful. The penitent thief is dying on a Roman cross and Jesus is talking to him about paradise. Talk to your team about the dream not the death!

THE THIRD WORD – 

“Jesus said to his mother: “Woman, this is your son.” Then he said to the disciple: “This is your mother.” 

John 19:26-27

Redefine significant roles and responsibilities. Every crisis tests the best team relationships. A crisis gives you permission to rethink how the team should team together going forward.

THE FOURTH WORD –

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 

Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34

Ask questions that get to the heart of the matter. Why? That is the question of champions. 

THE FIFTH WORD – 

“I thirst.” John 19:28

Communicate your most basic needs as a leader. Don’t be afraid to be transparent. Keep your messages simple.

THE SIXTH WORD – 

When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished;” and he bowed his head and handed over the spirit.  John 19:30

Know when to “shut it down”.  Closure is a treasure. Your project needs a start and finish date. The longest recorded Roman crucifixion lasted 10 days. Jesus finished in six hours. How do you know when you’ve won?

THE SEVENTH WORD – 

Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” 

Luke 23:46

Delegate what you are currently doing so you can lead more to the next level. Jesus turned his spirit over to Father. This was His way of ensuring His Resurrection. After The Resurrection He leads captivity captive and gives us gifts of the Spirit ( Ephesians 4:7-9).

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