Scripture: Romans 12:2, NIV
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2, NIV)
The DNA markers of those who practice the concepts of KingdomNomics differ radically from those who abide by the “wisdom” promoted by the world system.
KingdomNomics thinkers focus their thoughts on the person of Jesus Christ.
KingdomNomics thinkers understand that they have been given a “loaf of time” that is being shortened by a slice each day.
KingdomNomics thinkers accept that they have been designed by God for a purpose to be fulfilled in the time they have left in this world.
KingdomNomics thinkers view their 3 Ts—time, talent, and treasure—as items at risk of being consumed by perishable goals in this temporary world, leaving them with nothing in the world to come.
KingdomNomics thinkers discover that, through honoring God, they can convert the perishable into imperishable goals with lasting values.
KingdomNomics thinkers value their relationship with God through Jesus Christ as priceless gold.
KingdomNomics thinkers practice the core concept of the Christian life: SOAK, SOW, and FLOW. They see Christ living in and through them. “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again” (2 Corinthians 5:14-15, NIV).
KingdomNomics thinkers believe that God works through the grace-giving principles outlined in 2 Corinthians 9:6-15: “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8, NIV).
KingdomNomics thinkers are strategic kingdom investors who focus on giving while they are living. They follow the example of those who have gone before them:
Moses “regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward” (Hebrews 11:26, NIV).
The wise men “saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11, NIV).
Zacchaeus “stood up and said to the Lord, ‘Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount’” (Luke 19:8, NIV).
The world focuses on the here and now, with no thought of tomorrow. But the things the world considers important—power, position, wealth, and status—are perishable.
KingdomNomics thinkers “speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing” (1 Corinthians 2:6, NIV).
Today, ask yourself:
If someone were to examine me today, would they recognize the DNA MARKERS of a strategic kingdom investor in me?