We are helping businesses build a Kingdom Culture around their book or Kingdom purpose. The goal is to provide value that clarifies their spiritual direction and adds the practical side of increasing their cash flow. That led to a couple of courses on Business coaching, which emphasized the practical mechanics of a well-managed business.
Becoming Mechanical – The problem is that most people don’t start a business so they can display their “mechanics.” We start businesses to make our dream come true and put up with the mechanics to get there. Seeing everything run smoothly and watching our business generate widgets and make a profit can make us feel a bit mechanical! Sometimes our employees and co-workers see the same tendency. We get caught up in the process and profits and lose the passion and the people that caused us to work on our dream in the first place.
Becoming Miraculous – The gratification from business is the feeling of Father’s wind in our sails, His presence in our staff culture, and his blessing on what we’re doing. That doesn’t happen by accident, and it’s why I like the phrase Intentional Reformation (and the book!). The prophetic juice that releases the miraculous in business isn’t quite as mysterious as it sounds. Here’s why:
Mark 4:26-28 – This is what the Kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces… NIV
From the context, the seed is every prophetic word that proceeds from the mouth of the Father (Mt 4:4, Mk 4:14). The soil is the heart of the people that receive the word. The genius of a great business leader is planting prophetic seeds in the hearts of people so that all by themselves, they produce.
Here’s how it works – The people who make our businesses work all have hearts and books. So, when we have some grasp of their purpose and release the prophetic seeds that Father is speaking to them, 1) they can hear it in their hearts, 2) it resonates prophetically, and 3) they can have fun with it because it’s their purpose. It’s thrilling for them to be faithful with it and multiply their assignment because it’s from Heaven, not just you!
Business purpose isn’t just to make a profit; it’s to make prophets. The Key to your business is connecting people with what God wrote in their hearts and helping them become themselves. The biggest Kingdom KPI (Key Performance Indicator) is, Are you having fun? Co-laboring with our Father to build the Kingdom is energizing, not draining. People want to do what they were created for and are good at. They enjoy making a contribution that comes from their heart. They can hear well done from their Father.
Business motivation on Steroids – It is exciting for people to connect with their own purpose. It’s a key to their engagement at work. But what happens when they see a connection between their purpose and the prophetic purpose of the business? …the City? …the Nation? That’s when the gates of Heaven open, and we see ourselves contending for Father’s highest purpose. The Key to humility is realizing how important you are to Father’s highest purpose. When those dots connect, our lives make sense and get exciting because we can see every level aligning with Father’s purpose. The news can’t discourage us when we see Father moving in Nations, Cities, businesses, and people.
Scaling Purpose – That’s the Kingdom door that’s open right now for businesses. Sons are aligning with and scaling Father’s purpose because they want to. BTW, that’s what will scale your business too. So have some fun with it!!! Sons are assembling from the North, South, East, and West to bring Heaven to earth. The Ecclesia is sons and daughters gathered around Father’s Kingdom purpose to do it, Even in Business!
Gen 28:14 – Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. NIV
Luke 13:29-30 – People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. NIV
What is Father doing?
- To: Bring Many Sons to Glory Heb 2:10-11,
- So that: They bring many Nations to Reformation Mt 28:19-20
So, what are we doing? (Intentional Reformation)
- To: clarify (and being carried by) the purpose Father wrote in hearts and Business,
- So that: “Leaders” hear God, build Kingdom Culture, release Ecclesia in their Staff, and have a contagious template for Reformation of People, Businesses, & Nations.
- With whom: Business sons & daughters who access Father’s Council and “see.”
All by Itself the Soil Produces Mk 4:28
Want to get your business purpose out of the ether and into writing? That’s where we start. https://linktr.ee/johngarfield
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