The story behind this blog, the introduction, is in the video.
Where Movement Begins – Movements, either personal or with 1000’s, have a starting place, Heaven. Movements, businesses, and even people are causes anchored in a purpose that begins in the heart of God. The cause is told in stories and carried by leaders, but the trademark of a movement is a compelling, prophetic, and intrinsic purpose that resonates with people. It restores agility to entrenched hearts – youthful zeal and enthusiasm rooted in the inspiration of hope and the evidence of faith. People see movement in others and join; movement is contagious.
Luther’s Reformation in the church mountain is a great example that started with the Renaissance (arts), Enlightenment (education), and continued through the Industrial Revolution (business). It had both spiritual and natural ramifications in all seven mountains. It brought man out of serfdom and into personal access to the Father. This current Reformation is about individual access to co-laboring, sharing God’s presence in the Council and His works on Earth.
Acts 17:28 For in Him we live and move and have our being.
As some of your own poets have said
We are His offspring (sons and daughters)
In Him – What could “In Him” possibly mean? Jesus said he was in the Father and told us to ask in Jesus’ Name. It simply means to be in His Purpose, to know what that is, and do it with Him. We don’t start movements; we have the heart to see them and the agility to cooperate with them. They start in Father’s heart, and the key to “starting one” on Earth is prophetically articulating and igniting the purpose already resident in other people’s hearts. When we are in Him, In Christ, or in Jesus’ name, we are in sync with Father’s heart and doing what He is doing (Jn 5:19). It’s the same principle when we start a business: start with why!
Rhythm of Heaven – A great illustration of Kingdom movement is in music. The human heartbeat is around 60 beats a minute. If we combine that beat with well-written lyrics, the melody, and Rhythm invite our hearts to dance. Take the test, listen to the four links, and see if your heart wants to engage the Rhythm:
- Heartbeat ~ 60 Beats per Min (BPM). Mimic the beat by saying bump, bump, and carry it into #2
- The Second Waltz in 3:4 time… “traditionally inviting.”
- Same beat in A Matter of Trust 4:4 time (see how it’s naturally moving, inviting @ 112 BPM)
- Stand By Me Same 112 BPM, It feels moving and invites us to dance.
Flow is a popular term in creative or business circles right now. It means you’re creative or productive and that your life is working. Flow is not an accident. That sense of cooperating with or being carried by something larger than myself is the experience of being in Christ and seeing the resulting fruit of co-laboring with Father. There is a rhythm in seeing Heaven’s purpose and doing Father’s works.
- Seers – The prophetic words are the melody, the revelation of purpose.
- Doers – Doing Father’s works is the Rhythm, the agility to implement what you heard.
God’s Kingdom is not a documentary; it’s a musical. Its purpose is compelling and inviting. The works are amazing and engaging. Everything about Movement in the Kingdom is heart-based.
Dualism – The religious spirit tries to keep us in the realm of dualism; spiritual is good, but natural things are carnal, like your body, your business, or the songs linked above. That’s why religion doesn’t dance, and Kingdom does! The message of the Gospel of the Kingdom is that you can be yourself. Your spirit, soul, and body are beautiful packages we can celebrate. We’re not saying it’s impossible to be carnal, and anything goes. But we are saying that when you’re integral with who you are and pursue the desires God wrote in your heart, you will experience flow. Connecting with your heart is connecting with Kingdom purpose.
The sound of Kingdom – Our traditional worship is a bit feminine and melodic. It tries to be spiritual, avoids sounding carnal, and leans toward religious dualism (spirit good, body bad). Kingdom doesn’t abandon melody, but it does add prophetic lyrics and a masculine sound, which in music shows up in the beat, drums, bass, and energy. It’s more danceable! Doable! It connects hearts and implies that our spirit, soul, and body are all one good package! God loves our whole being; we should, too. We worship God with our whole being; nothing is left out, and we are entirely engaged (Mk 12:30).
Mark 12:30 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. ESV
Work is worship – We can translate the sound of the Kingdom into a business culture. We can be Seers who hear the melody and the prophetic lyrics “and” Doers who bring the revelation to Earth with the agility to make it happen. We are his offspring, and our assignment as sons is to bring Heaven to Earth. That’s the definition of the next Reformation. We’re blessing People, Businesses, Cities, and Nations in a movement birthed in Heaven. The flow starts in Him when you hear the music, connect with your purpose, and become yourself. That’s when true worship starts. Kingdom Business is agile enough to follow and flow.
Purpose Profiles – We help businesses transition to the joy and prosperity of a Kingdom business culture by leveraging your unique purpose to ignite your staff and customers. The fun begins when you discover the why God wrote in your heart. We marry the cultural and practical side of sound business practices. Cash flow comes from a well-motivated, engaged staff and a wisely managed, value-based business built on a Kingdom purpose already written in hearts. We have the coaching resources to help you shift the culture and respond to the challenges. The starting place is a Purpose Profile (see examples).
Here is where to start:
- Discover Your Purpose Profile via 1-on-1 help
- Get started with a self-help option, the Nail Your Purpose Field Guide.
- Glance at the Kingdom Business Coaching Intro.
- Set up a conversation with John on Zoom or text 509-308-6873.
This blog and Video was inspired by a Council Session – Much more Here.