So exactly what is KingdomNomics?
KingdomNomics is a discipline committed to experiencing maximum returns in life and eternity. In life, there are what we call “leading indicators” that predict future performance. What you do today is an indicator of the kind of future you can expect.
KingdomNomics is using what is temporal and leveraging it for eternity.
Kingdomnomics is all about the leading indicators of your life. These leading indicators consist of a set of principles I’ve come to group under the title of KingdomNomics—the organization of economics under the laws of God’s kingdom.
It’s important to understand two key truths that provide the foundation for all of the principles related to KingdomNomics:
1) KingdomNomics requires a different set of priorities.
2) KingdomNomics requires that we have only God as our ruler.
Jesus makes this challenging statement about the investment of life:
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” (Luke 16:13).
The challenge here is that KingdomNomics requires incredible focus. We will serve money, or it will serve us …as we serve God. It’s an all-or-nothing proposition.
The human heart has room for only one ruler.
Most people choose money for the love of “things.” But in the New Testament, Paul tells Timothy that God “richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 6:17).
When you choose God, “things” are much less of a problem. But if you choose money, you could possibly lose the blessing of God forever. As a matter of fact, you could fall into the traps of greed and excessive consumerism, finding you never have enough!
Remember another statement Jesus made:
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”(Matthew 6:33).
C. S. Lewis, a 20th-century writer, put that verse in his own words: “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”
You are no less than God’s investment capital in his creation.
That’s a pretty strong statement. If you give your life to God—all of it, unreserved—you are aiming for heaven. And then you are amazed by what is “thrown in.”
Sure, your path may still take you over some major bumps in the road. But you find yourself happier and more energetic than you’ve ever felt.
You have deeper love, for God and for people. You have stronger hope in everything—even the current state of our world—because you know it’s all in God’s hands. You feel a true peace, because you understand this truth: You are no less than God’s investment capital in his creation. He invested you in this world, and you’re here to make a difference for him. He put you here to bear fruit (John 15:5).
When you make your life an investment for the kingdom, you feel the deepest joy there is. How do I know this? I am experiencing it! And it’s the reason I feel a deep calling to share what I’ve learned!
What can you predict about your future based on your current habit patterns and where you are investing your life?[read_more text=”Continue” link=”/time-talent-treasure/”]
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