Teacher/Facilitator: Maurice Painter
More Power! (Part III) - The Application
"How do you know and understand God better through your practice of (sales & marketing, production & distribution, finance & administration, or planning & governance)? Perhaps reflecting this question, Jesus repeats His Father when He encourages us to seek God’s kingdom before seeking wealth, wisdom, and strength (Matthew 6.33; Jeremiah 9.23-24; Ecclesiastes 5.19).
Professor Ronald Nash writes that Jesus is the “Source of all human knowledge” (The Will of God and The Mind of Man, p. 67). Jesus said to ask, seek, and knock to receive answers to our queries (Matthew 7.7-8). We do this by conversing with the Holy Spirit, as Jesus points out in John 16.13-15 and John 14.26. Take your queries to Him before applying your acumen. He may teach you a better way for this context. Remember Moses’ lesson from Numbers 20.7-12. Such conversations with the Holy Spirit will reveal more than you can imagine about God! Isaiah 30.21, Psalm 32.8, and Proverbs 3.5-6 instruct us to listen carefully…for success (John 3.27)."
About Maurice Painter
Maurice Painter has been helping executives and their organizations to answer these questions for 50 years. He recognized that the stretch of pursuit was the correct measure of success early in his career. God has implemented the steps of His plan that gave Maurice experience in the four functions of any enterprise: sales & marketing, production & distribution, finance & administration, and planning & governance. The challenges that stretched him include growing a $100,000,000 portfolio of investment securities, leading mergers and acquisitions, and returning four companies to profitability. Now, after obtaining a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, God is stretching Maurice again into an even greater task, in Kenya. He continues to hear the words of John the Baptist from John 3.27 NLT: “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.” What a stretch!