BY LARRY NAULT, BKC President and Chief Strategist
WELCOME new members and to ALL our COMMUNITY as we continue this JOURNEY to understanding our IDENTITY and fulfilling our DESTINY.
BKC is committed to walking along side of you so that you can experience the joy and excitement of seeing your life and business be a visible expression of the goodness and power of God!
In our last edition, entitled "STRATEGIC POWER" we shared how:
The power of the Holy Spirit is God’s divine ability and authority released in our lives for the purpose of fulfilling His will and our destiny. The Holy Spirit comes to indwell and seal believers at the time of salvation; the seal cannot be broken by anything or anyone and it guarantees our eternal security.
In today's newsletter, entitiled "STAGES OF GROWTH" we learn that our calling has three distinct stages, which we can see in the lives of many called before us, to become mature fishers of men who greatly impact God’s Kingdom.
" 'Come, follow Me,' Jesus said, 'and I will make you fishers of men.' "
1) First, there is the gestation period - this is the development stage of our lives. It may involve years of normal work experiences. You may be a Christian or non-Christian during this time and later realize you were unaware of God's greater purpose for your life and or business.
Paul spent years in religious and political training, persecuting believers most of his early life. Moses spent years in the court of Pharaoh and 40 years tending flocks in the desert. Jesus spent 30 years living at home and working in His father’s carpentry business. However, all these years were part of their preparation.
2) Next is the crisis stage. Sooner or later, God calls you into relationship with Him. For many, like Paul, it comes through dramatic encounters like being knocked off a horse, blinded and spoken to personally by God. Some people are more difficult than others to reach and so require this level of crisis.
This is a time when God requires major changes so that you follow Him fully. It can be a time in which God harnesses years of experience for a new life purpose. Paul’s earthly experiences would be used in his calling to the religious and political leaders of his day. For Moses, the burning bush experience would begin his journey in which he would discover his ultimate calling after years of preparation. For Peter, it was his denial of Jesus three times that allowed him to face his shallow commitment to Christ. For Jesus, it was the garden of Gethsemane. These were the benchmark turning points for men who made an impact on their world.
3) Last is the fruit-bearing stage. In it, God’s power is manifested in your life like never before. God takes all your experiences and uses them to build His Kingdom in and through your life. Your obedience to this final call results in fruitfulness you could never imagine without the long preparation process.
For Abraham, it resulted in becoming the father of many nations. For Paul, it resulted in bringing the gospel to the Gentiles. And for Peter, it meant becoming the leader of the Church. For Jesus, it was salvation for the entire world.
What does God want to achieve through your life and business? God has a purpose that is so incredible you cannot comprehend it. It requires only that you love Him and follow Him. Then you too, will become fishers of men like the world has never known.
Transformation starts with a CEO and a PURPOSE. Not just any CEO. Not just any PURPOSE. BKC is designed to help leaders who are receptive to God's influence on their everyday business decisions with a process and a support group from other CEOs who have made the committment. Let us help you:
1) BECOME the Priest and King / Seer and Doer you were created to be.
2) IDENTIFY what needs to change in your life / business and develop an action plan to create greater eternal value and fulfill your Kingdom Destiny.
3) TOGETHERwe can help others do the same!
Using your UNIQUE GIFTS and the POWER GOD freely gives, our Kingdom Advancement Team has a common vision for REFORMATION: To help you buildGreat Companies that Glorify and Advance the Kingdom of God.
Start now, with our proven Three Step REFORMATION Process and request a Complimentary Business Review. Today, we declare that you are developing an "ADVANCING ATTITUDE" and that God's favor go before you and make your way successful.
A special thanks to our friend Os Hillman at TGIF for his insights on today's message.
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