(The following was originally published at CareyGreen.com)
I believe with my all my heart is that all of the scriptures apply to all of life.
For instance, passages in the New Testament that we would typically just apply to life in general can be applied specifically to all areas of life. This includes marriage, family, and business.
For example, take Galatians 5:16,
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
The flesh, in Paul’s language, refers to sinful patterns that you no longer have to live in now that you’re a believer in Christ. What Paul says applies to business, the way we conduct business, the way we organize our business, and the way we interact with clients and customers.
As I said before, all scriptures pertain to all of life. I’m going to unpack my thoughts on how to do business distinctively as Christians in ways that are different than the world and may seem counterintuitive. These are the ways the Spirit leads, which will ultimately lead to business being done in God’s glory and for the good of the world.
So, what would “Spirit-led Business” even look like? Do you have any ideas?
* Does it mean you should ignore basic business principles?
* Does it mean that your MBA is irrelevant?
* Does it mean that you need some mystical connection with God to make your business work?
* Does it mean that success is guaranteed if you learn it?
These are all valid questions, and all questions I intend to address (and a ton more) in the videos to follow. For Christ-following business people, Spirit-led business is what God intends. He wants us following His lead as we organize, staff, lead, and build the businesses He’s given to us.
Can you think of a better person to follow?
Is there anyone else who knows business like the God of the universe?
I don’t think so. Once again, I believe with my all my heart is that all of the scriptures apply to all of life – including our business practices.
Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more!
- Transform: Poor In Spirit Business People
- Transform: Mindset Equals Focus – The Bible Says So, and It’s POWERFUL!
- Transform: Blessed Are Christian Business Owners Who Mourn
- Transform: How Should Christian Business People Respond to Gay Marriage Laws?
- Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 8: How to be Filled with God’s Spirit