A well run business where the owner is a God fearing Christian is a wonderful “all round” blessing to its business community. The definition of well run being a measurable excellence in leadership (vision, purpose), finances, management, marketing, sales lead generation, sales lead conversion and client fulfilment (the seven centres of area management as described by Michael Gerber in his best selling “The E-Myth Revisited” (https://www.amazon.com/The-E-Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses/dp/0887307280).

Such a business resembles a beautiful mature tree that bears much sweet fruit dependably and regularly. Its owner lives out the two commandments of Christ (Matthew 22:37-40) by putting God first followed by his brothers and sisters starting with his/her wife/husband, children, employees, suppliers and clients respectively. God and the owner’s spouse and children come before the business. This order of attention adds great anointing and influence to the business.

“Honour the Lord by making Him an offering from the best of all that your land produces. If you do, your barns will be filled with grain, and you will have too much wine to store it all.” Proverbs 3:9,10.

God not only expects the first of our finances He wants just as much the first of our love and time (prayer).

A bountiful fruit tree must come into blossom before it can bear fruit. Flowering fruit trees look and smell amazing with the glorious hum of bees cross pollinating as they collect pollen to make honey. Beautiful fruit (prosperity) to be enjoyed also contains seed so that new trees can be planted and grown. The fruit tree’s roots hold the river bank steady preventing erosion. The leaves provide shade for people and livestock in the heat. Most importantly the tree’s roots are tapped into a beautiful and endless source of life being pure clean water.

If we as business owners model our selves and our business on the fruit tree we too will have businesses that produce success (profitability) and significance (being ambassadors for Christ and a blessing to others within within our designated marketplaces) way beyond our wildest dreams.

“Instead , they find joy in obeying the Law of the Lord, and they study it day and night. They are like tree that grow beside a stream, that bear fruit at the right time, and whose leaves do not dry up.” Psalm 1:2-3