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Celebrate the Women in Your Life

 

This is Women’s History Month. We have a great history. Today let’s think about and pray for the women in our lives who have influenced our lives even in small but impactful, endearing and /or life changing ways. The woman may have influence you to be or to strive to become a successful entrepreneur. She may have shown you the loving example of what is true friendship or is a woman who models the message of Christ. She may be a marketplace influencer in her niche or mountain God has assigned her.

This woman may be someone who has poured into you and inspires you to follow your dreams with action. You love this woman’s spirit of excellence. She may have a kind loving spirit, she may be someone who inspires you to run on or who in love and with the right spirit tells you the truth and stretches you to excellence.

This woman may be someone who is unassuming, but is there when you need her, can be trusted and will step in when needed. She is the woman who has a praying spirit and is a faithful intercessor that bears fruit in the Kingdom. You may admire the way she manages her household, raises her children and loves her family. The fact that she is a faithful steward and a Doer of the Word in action inspires you. She may be the woman who always support you, knows all about you, yet loves you anyway, yet tells you the truth and what is right to do, and lets you know you can do all things.

You may have little contact with this woman, but you take notice of her spirit of excellence and what she is doing and you respect her. You may even just want to encourage this woman to keep the faith and not to grow weary in well doing.

Take action: 1. Pray for her, her business and family. 2. Tell her why and how you admire her or take note of her 3. Ask her what you can do to help her,

On the first day of Women’s History Month PRAY.

Pray for families, children, women and against human traffking(modern slavery) . Pray that women will be honored in their unique, God created glory; that every kind of injustice toward women will cease; for pornography to be stopped; for protection from sexual violence; that hope be renewed for the beauty of marriage and children; that single women will lay hold of God’s full purpose in their lives

Linda Fegins ” The Prayer Leader” ldfaygo@gmail.com

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Be A Praying Marketplace Influencer by Linda Fegins

God has created man to rule, reign and have dominion in the earth which includes the marketplace and workplace. “God wants the believer to dominate in every area of the marketplace. It’s time to rule, reign and dominate in all areas of society with Kingdom power and authority!” expounded global entrepreneur, missionary, evangelist known affectionately as “Sister Everything” Minetta Hare. Addressing three other Christian women entrepreneurs she a provided scripture to support that God wants to use businesspeople for His Kingdom agenda on earth. As October is the National Women’s Small Business Month, Minister Hare challenges all women worldwide to establish and register a business during this month.

Believers in the workplace and business should have a key practical and spiritual influence and impact in the community and society as a whole. Lydia is an example of a business woman in the Bible, Acts 16:9-15, 40, who was a seller of purple dye and an influential woman. While Lydia, who worshipped the one God of the Jews, and a group of others were praying by the riverside, they encountered Paul and Silas. Paul related to them the Gospel. Lydia opened her ears and heart and became the first Christian convert. She was baptized and then her household. She became a Christian and a marketplace influencer. The Bible states that she urged Paul to abide in her home and opened her home to Christian missionaries. She opened her doors when Paul and Silas came out of prison for healing a demented girl to her right mind. Acts 16:16. While doing work for the Kingdom, Lydia continued to carry on her business. God can use business people to impact the world for the glory of God, just as Lydia did.

Minetta Hare, owner of the The Hare Group International, Faith at Work Ministries and the visionary for the Lydia Circle of Christian and Professional Business Women, handed the small group of women a prayer log which allowed one to write their marketplace prayer requests only. The log included a place to write the date God answered the request. Each of us shared our prayer requests for our businesses and or workplace. The others listened and wrote the prayer requests down. We promised to pray for each other’s business prayer requests.

Believers should pray for entrepreneurs and people God has strategically placed in the marketplace. ”Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 (NIV). One of the most important things you can do for your business is to pray every day. As we have observed during these turbulent economic times, the business practices of corporations and employers affect our economy and workplace. We want God to move powerfully in the lives of business owners and employers who operate in integrity and excellence. Of course after you have prayed, listen. Prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue. Hear. Do in faith what the Lord leads you to do. “Faith without works is dead.” James 2:26 (KJV) Melinda Emerson , “SmallBizLady” , is a veteran entrepreneur , Small Business Expert and Social Media Coach and author of the book “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, exhorts that “you can’t just pray for success. Develop a plan and work your plan. If you can do something about your situation, then do it. Stop making excuses, stop procrastinating, and do it! “Ouch” I will say that for many of us.

So today I challenge you to:
1. Write your marketplace prayer requests down and find a scripture to support and affirm your business prayer request.

2. Write the name of a friend’s business and pray for them and the business as the Holy Spirit leads you.

3. Also contact a friend who is an entrepreneur or who you know desires to start a business and ask the person what is/are their specific prayer requests. Iron sharpens iron. We need each other and it is good for women to gain strength and inspiration from one another.

4. Take up the challenge of Minister and entrepreneur Hare for all women worldwide to establish and register a business during the next 31 days. Then, join the WE-3 global project. The WE3 project is a global initiative of women empowerment through education, entrepreneurship and economics. Our goals and objectives are driven by our vision and mandate to create “1000” Women Millionaires around the globe. For more details on the initiative contact globalwomenconference2013@gmail.com.

5. Support another sister in her business or ministry endeavors. I’m helping Minister Jacqui Showers for her “O Breakout Retreat Experience: Integrating Spirituality with the Reality of the Marketplace” on November 30, 2012. As the founder of The Showers Group Ministries, Minister Jacqui Showers endeavors to shower the world with the rich life transforming blessings of the Word of God; thus empowering people to live an abundant victorious passion in Jesus. Contact her on facebook or at showersblessings@theshowersgroupministries.com.

6. Pray specifically. Use the prayer below to get you started. One prayer example is as follows.
I praise You, Creator God for making men and women in Your own image. Give creativity and good ideas to Your children who serve you in the marketplace. Fill them with your Holy Spirit, granting them the skills, abilities and knowledge needed to accomplish their tasks and goals and to glorify You. (Gen 1:27; Ex 21:3) Give them decision making wisdom. God give Christians in the marketplace a spirit of wisdom and revelation so they can know and follow you in their work. ( Eph 1:17; Prov 3:5-6; Is 30:21). (Excerpt from Strategic Prayers for Marketplace Influencers by Arlyn Lawrence copyright 2006).

7. Pray for business women and men of integrity, fairness and courage.

8. Pray that God will raise up His ambassadors in the workplace.

Linda Fegins

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Praying for the Ministry and Business of Minetta Hare- Remember Lydia -a Christian Entrepreneur Acts 16: 13-15, 40

I praise you , Creator God for making men and women in Your own image. Give creativity and good ideas to Your children who serve you in the marketplace. Fill them with your Holy Spirit, granting them the skills, abilities and knowledge needed to accomplish their tasks and goals and to glorify You. (Gen 1:27; Ex 21:3) Give them decisionmaking wisdom. God give Christians in the marketplace a spirit of wisdom and revelation so they can know and follow you in their work.( Eph 1:17; Prov 3:5-6; Is 30:21). God you hold the hearts of kings in Your hands. We ask that our Christian borthers and sisters in the workplace will find favor with key people. (Dan1:9; Eccl 4: 9-12) Grant them favor and may marketplace believers pursue excellence to your Glory. ( Prov 21:1; Phil 4:8) ( excerpt from Strategic Prayers for Marketplace Influencers by Arlyn Lawrence)

5 AM Praying with My Girlfriends’ Business. Chief Girlfriend and visionary Jillian Blackwell, and the women on the prayer call, for the month of August are praying for a girlfriend’s business or ministry each day. Since January 2011,daily women consistently join the 5 AM prayer call every morning all over the nation,- New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, etc to seek the Lord ,to pray for others, themselves and for their girlfriends’ business.

Many believers are business owners or have key positions in business. Christians in the workplace and business owners should have a practical and spiritual influence in the community. In the bible Lydia was a business woman who was a seller of purple dye and an influential women. While Lydia, who worshipped the one God of the Jews, and a group of others were praying by the riverside, they encountered Paul and Silas. Paul related to them the Gospel. Lydia opened her ears and heart and became the first Christian convert . She was baptized and then her household. She became a Christian and a marketplace influencer. The Bible states that she urged Paul to abide in her home and opened her home to Christian missionaries. She opened her doors when Paul and Silas came out of prison for healing a demented girl to her right mind. Acts 16:16 While serving Christians it seems that Lydia continued to carry on her business.

Believers should pray for entrepreneurs. Look at how businesses affect our economy and the workplace. We want God to move powerfully in the lives of business owners who operate in integrity and excellence. For example, on August 9, 2011, (yesterday) we prayed for Missionary/Evangelist Minetta Hare -a global focused woman, who empowers women in prayer, training, coaching, global missions and in global entrepreneurship. Her ministry is Faith At Work Ministries and one of her businesses is the Hare Group International. Minetta is the founder and visionary of Lydia Circle for Christian Business and Professional Women, Faith At Work Ministries and Men of Valor. She is a global woman that has a hands on ministry for serving woman and men in time of need and as they rise in their ministry or business with love, prayer, wisdom, frankness, compassion and the gift of hospitality. She does missions and business globally and has served in South Africa ( over 12 mission trips), Ghana, Israel, Jamaica and etc.

Join us in praying for her specific prayer requests and for what the Holy Spirit places in your heart. You may be led to partner with her or to contact her. Minetta’s ministry and one of her businesses and the specific prayer requests are as follows:

Faith At Work Ministries
Preparing, Training, Equipping & Mobilizing Laborers & Servant Leaders for
God’s Harvest Field, the World
Matthew 28:18-20, Isaiah 61:1-3, 2 Timothy 2:2 describe what we believe God has called us to do –make disciples of all nations by the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ through many means – economic empowerment and business development, trade missions, entrepreneurial training, medical outreaches, building schools and medical facilities, or one-on-one sharing the gospel. The greatest mission field today is the marketplace. Jesus recruited His disciples, who had occupations and professions as fishermen and tax collector from the marketplace. This probably sounds like more than any one ministry can do- and it is! Because of this, God has brought together a team of dedicated men and women to work with us to carry out this vision which is really HIS VISION.

PRAYER REQUESTS:
EXCELLENT HEALTH FOR MINISTRY TEAM
FINANCIAL RESOURCES
MINISTRY PARTNERS (1000)
COMPLETION OF ORPANAGES AND SAFE HOMES FOR CHILDREN
SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN
MICRO-ENTERPRISE PROGRAMS/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
$1,000,000 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FOR MEDICAL CLINIC IN GHANA, SOUTH AFRICA AND BOTSWANA.

Business
HARE GROUP INTERNATIONAL
Hare Group International (HGI) is a leader in international trade and business services providing exclusive export management, marketing and sales, logistics coordination, warehousing, distribution and after-sales customer service.

Whether our clients are looking to quickly penetrate international markets or build brand equity, HGI provides the highest quality customer service with its sound reputation of quality, strength, and professionalism.

PRAYER REQUESTS:

Pending Contracts and Deals signed and implementation of agreement going forth.

New Clients and suppliers (12 new companies expanding their businesses into the global marketplace)

Funding and Financing sources ( Financial Favor with World Bank and Ex-Im Bank)

New Investors

Business Plans and Proposal are clear and concise with potential funders and investors.

Integrity with governmental officials in Ghana, South Africa, Botswana and Jamaica.

$1,000,000 Working Capital for new projects.

copyright August 2011
Fervently pray, Linda Fegins
Former(over 14 yrs) Prayer Coordinator/ Director,Lydia Circle of Christian Professional and Business Women
Writer of an article in the Anthology -“Tali Cumi: Daughters Arise”
Writer of an article in the Anthology -“It’s Worth the Struggle- Inspiration for Contemporary Writers”
Christian Dramatist, “Sojourner Truth”, “Eve” etc.
Sunday School and Christian Education Teacher
Linda’s Report Blog http://instanter.wordpress.com/
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