Testimony by Ron Frantz (Business owner, minister and member of KLI's business council) - After attending our annual "Blessing and Prosperity" seminar, my brother-in-law came to the realization that he should begin tithing. He had struggled for so many years financially and never seemed able to make ends meet.
He was ready for a change. His wife and also been encouraging him to covenant with God concerning his finances, and so, after being paid $400 for a job he completed, he tithed $40.00.
He testified to me that doors of opportunity immediately opened for him and by the end of the next week he made $3,900. That is almost 10 times as much from the previous week. By the end of the month he grossed almost $18,000. That is a new record for him. He immediately began testifying to all of his friends and family that obedience to God works.
His son also decided to start tithing, and the doors continue to open for their family. To God be the glory.
Testimony by Whale Bay Woods - 5/24/2015 - Some months ago our wood specialties business was having a difficult time obtaining figured maple, which is our primary product. Despite our best efforts and prayers the supply continued to dwindle. When the supply situation became critical we turned to the Lord for wisdom (don't ask me why we waited so long).
At His leading, we committed to auction off our very best piece of wood each month and use the money to feed the hungry. Within a week wood began flowing into our mill. God is faithful and His Word is true. As we have continued giving our best wood each month, more wood keeps coming in to the mill. It has continued to grow to the point that our sources tell us we are one of the top suppliers of quilted maple in the Northwest.
The moral of the story is clear. Our prayers and efforts created opportunity for blessing, but it was our giving that qualified us for manifestation of the blessing.
Submitted by Ron Frantz
Brenda Taylor 2/18/15: At work my responsibility is to promote our customer training classes and ensure we reach more than the minimum number of enrollments. If the minimum number of enrollments is not reached I have to cancel the class. Recently, one of my classes was one enrollment shy of the minimum at the cancellation deadline. The two students registered had gone through a lengthy process internally to get authorization to attend so I did not want to cancel the class. I just needed one more enrollment so I submitted a request to waive the minimum and confirm the class. My request was approved and the next day during my drive into the office I prayed for more enrollments and was impressed with the number 6. Six is twice the minimum number of total enrollments needed.
A word of knowledge? Possibly. After praying I extended my faith to believe for the enrollments to reach twice the minimum. I began to declare and call forth four more registrations for the class. The class ran with eight students. I received six more enrollments. My word of knowledge was for six more enrollments, not six total! That is measurable results.
I believe the company I work for and my specific department should be blessed because I work there. Faith and working diligently produces measurable results. The company sets targets for each employee so our managers can measure our success. Being able to measure our success helps to keep our focus and determine where to make adjustments along the way. Each target can be broken down into smaller targets to help measure how we are doing. Each class that reaches more than the minimum helps to reach the larger goal (target). When I accomplish my targets the department is successful.
Articles for the Business sphere include contributions from kingdom minded leaders who function as a business owner or employee who are related to KLI or are serving on one of our Business Councils as part of the www.1Church1Day.org strategy.