Almost every morning I have a routine.
I wake up at sunrise,
make a powerful cup of bulletproof coffee (Google that!),
sit down in my prayer & meditation chair,
open up my bible app (YouVersion), and
begin ‘eating’ my daily bread.
Incorporating this time with God into my "diet" every morning transformed my business and personal life. Where do you think I get the energy and content to write the hundreds of blog posts on DailyGodpreneur.com?
I’ve developed a true HUNGER to want to draw closer to God, which happens to also help me grow and lead a God-first business. God got my attention through the rebuilding of my business. The Spirit of God was moving in me, around me, and through me. I couldn't help but to want more of God.
People go to God for a variety of reasons: mine is business. I feel led and called to do so. I expect that to change over time, but this is currently the season I’m in.
When we see God transforming our lives and businesses, it should motivate us more to draw closer to Him. We see the fruits it produces, and we want more of that sweet stuff. That daily bread is what we need as entrepreneurs to stay on track and continue growing.
In Chapter 8 of Nehemiah, the wall has been built and now the city is growing. The people come to the leaders and literally beg them to teach them from the Word of God. They had just witnessed Nehemiah and company rebuild the wall, something they only dreamed of.
Nehemiah's faith, along with the indisputable evidence that God had his hand all over the rebuilding led the people to want more of God.
Nehemiah 8:1-3 NIV
"All the people came together as one in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the teacher of the Law to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded for Israel. So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand. He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law."
It's clear that the Spirit of God was at work in Jerusalem even before the reading of God’s Word in chapter 8. People do not gather together as one man for the things of God unless the Spirit of God has moved them, and they do not desire God’s Word unless the Spirit of God has moved them.
The rebuilding of your business into a God-first business should be evidence to yourself, your team, and anyone involved, that God was with you throughout the process. Your thirst for God should be through the roof!
God wants to continue to grow your business. He wants to speak to you every morning and direct your steps. He wants you to come to him with problems, conversations of concern, and continued praises as God paves the way before you.
We Godpreneurs need our daily bread to lead our teams to new heights.
P.S. I did a Business bible study called 40 Days to Restarting Your Business, God's Way. Check it out:
A business Bible study to help you rethink, reinvent, and restart your business, but this time, God's Way!
We parallel Nehemiah's rebuilding of the wall to your journey in rebuilding your business.
Also, coaches and Christian business leaders, you can use, edit, and repurpose the teachings for your own tribe! Check it out.