Reach for the Stars

Business people look for ways to be successful. It is an ever-present search for material gain. A driving force that is common to all.

But does business practice have to be this way?

I don’t believe so.

In the early days of ‘Work with God’, almost two decades ago, God said something very different to me. After many months of desperate struggle to find the right work ideas He gave me a profound revelation:

‘Everything you need is to be found in Christ’.

And I received this only after I had laid down my life and all my own business ideas. I became empty and He filled me with Himself, replacing my good-ideas with His God-ideas.

Alongside this came a very instructive spiritual vision. I saw myself entering Dad’s office (His Kingdom Administration Centre) and happily presenting my good idea on a piece of paper. But as I held it out for Him to see, it burnt up in His Presence. I was mortified! But then Dad, with a kind face and a twinkle in His eye, took something from His pocket and offered it to me. It was a golden nugget, representing His idea, which I grabbed with relish. I couldn’t wait to put it into practice!

Business people search constantly for satisfaction in lucrative deals and ever increasing profit margins. But there is a spiritual journey we can all take that is way beyond this notion of success, and it comes when our deepest longings are fulfilled in Christ, and nowhere else.

If you want to travel around this planet and see every country there is, that’s fine. I’m sure you’ll have a great time. But this adventure in Christ will take you to the stars.

‘I’m in touch with what is beyond your horizons.’  Jesus said.
(John 8:23 MSG)

Word Links
Ephesians 1:3, 11-12 MSG
John 6:35, 12:24-26
Colossians 2:6-7

 

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Defining Success

A major bank ran this ad line:

‘Success is being the best in the business.’

For the Kingdom Pioneer it is not about being the best.

Competition doesn’t come into it at all.

Cooperation with the Holy Spirit is the essential requirement.

Christ is the King and it’s His kingdom company they build, not their own.

 

So…..

Success starts with knowing Jesus

The rest that follows is the development of that relationship

Word Link
Matthew 7:13-14 MSG

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Thankful for Freshness

Father God, you are the freshness in my life,

A flowing River of Delights through all seasons,

That constantly nourishes my soul,

As I hunger after our togetherness.

Thank you!

Word Links
Psalm 36:8
Psalm 107:9
John 17:20-21

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Trying the Impossible

‘You do not test the resources of God till you try the impossible.’

(F.B.Meyer)

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Comparing?

‘Comparison is the thief of joy.’

(Theodore Roosevelt)

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The Hardest Test

When money is removed from the centre of our lives and placed elsewhere, how hard that is for us.

It is the greatest challenge of trusting God’s faithfulness most of us will ever face.

Yet without this test we will stay loyal to mammon and the treasures of Christ’s Kingdom will pass us by.

 ‘For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.’

Word Links
James 1:3-4
Matthew 6:21-24, 6:33
Revelation 19:11

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Unleashing the Spirit

Kingdom Builders in the business and working community reside in heaven with Christ, and God uses their business activities as a vehicle through which Kingdom culture flows into the earth.

Success is less dependant upon the practice of a ‘marketing & sales’ strategy and more on spiritual position first and subsequent spiritual mobility. For, just like a yacht moves in the water by the wind against its sails,  so the Holy Spirit blows the Kingdom Business towards the direction of the Father’s specified requirements. That is, Kingdom impact upon the people community.

Our Father longs to unleash His Spirit into the business and working community, and Kingdom Businesses are a vehicle of His choice.

Word-link
Ephesians 2:6
John 3:8
John 5:19-20

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