How does one handle keeping a thriving business running smoothly, when planning to take a year’s leave of absence? That was the question indeed!
My husband’s brother had worked with him for many years, and was in the process of being trained to give estimates and measure jobs. It was my job to instruct his wife how to handle the books, pay the bills, and type up contract proposals. Our plan was to have them run our business while we were gone. Not only would this provide wages, but it would give them a profit share.
A lot can happen when a person is away for a year, so we decided to see our lawyer and have him draw up a legal paper to delegate some authority to Douglas. This paper also guaranteed Doug respect from the crew and lent him credibility with the customers.
Power-of-Attorney. That is what our lawyer suggested as he began to explain what this would mean to us and to Doug.
Our attorney explained that Doug would be authorized to act in Robert’s place. In effect, he would not be Douglas, but he would be Bob Moon; with all the rights and privileges of Bob Moon.
Naturally he would be himself, but he would stand, legally, in the place of my husband. Both parties had to agree to this arrangement.
I am reminded of when Jesus gave his disciples authority and power to act in his stead. Stop! Think about this for a minute!
Jesus did many mighty works and miracles when He walked on this earth. When it was time for Him to return to Heaven, He instructed a large group of believers to go forth IN HIS NAME and to minister in His stead, doing the works of God, by and with His authority.
Today, Jesus is still offering every believer in Christ, His Authority, but we must be willing to sign on the dotted line. Why? So that it will be legal on earth.
You are NOT Jesus, but you can stand in His place and do His works.
Equip yourself! Be sure you are continually full of the Holy Spirit, are keeping in the Word, are praying in the Spirit and watching and expecting the next assignment He gives to YOU.
Will you receive that authority and operate in it? Jesus worked the works of the Father who sent Him. Now YOU go and work the works Jesus sent you to do in His Name. It’s as simple as that. Speak in His Name, according to His Word, and you can expect the same results Jesus had! It’s legal!
Mark 13:34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and to watch.
Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and disease.
John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them, as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.