I am enjoying reading a great book about church planting by my friend Tim Matthews. It’s called ‘Love Church’ and follows the story of how he and his wife church planted St Swithuns, Bournemouth. It’s a great read and I recommend it to you.
What has struck me is how similar the story of planting a church is to founding a Kingdom Business. In a chapter on the role of prayer he talks about how he answers the question; “how should we pray for a church plant?” He points to how the Apostle Paul prays for the Colossians in Col 1:9-12. He singles out ten things all church plants continually need prayer for. A kingdom business is no different. They are:
- May God…fill you with the knowledge of his will
- …through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives
- …so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way
- …bearing fruit in every good work
- …growing in the knowledge of God
- …being strengthened with all his power according to his glorious might
- …so that you may have great endurance
- …and patience
- …giving joyful thanks to the Father
- …who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
What encouragement. This is the hope of every kingdom entrepreneur. I would encourage you to use this as a powerful guide to help you pray for your company.