A few weeks ago I was in a Business Leadership service and we talked about ‘Kaizen’- a Japanese business principle of continuous improvement in performance and productivity.
Since we were in a business Leadership service we talked about the topic as it relates to business and we even took case studies from the big businesses that had adopted the ‘Kaizen’ model of operations.
We learned that the model has four basic stages that rotate in a circular way.
1. Plan what is needed
2. Do it
3. Check that it works
4. Act to improve performance.
We learned that the successful ‘kaizen’ models continually run these four steps in a circle all the time.
Since the beginning of this week though, The Holy Spirit has continued to knock the ‘Kaizen’ principle into my head in relation to my walk with God.
Read with me: ‘But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.-2 Corinthians 3:18.
The more I thought about it, the more scriptures started jumping at me. Like this one:
‘The ways of right-living people glow with light;
the longer they live, the brighter they shine.’- Proverbs 4:18
Listen,as Christians, we are called to a life of continuous improvement. The more time you spend with God, the more Christ like you should be. The Christian journey of continuous improvement terminates in heaven.
You should be a better Christian today than you were yesterday.
The ‘Kaizen’ principle is not just a business principle, it is a Christ principle.
Ae you continuously improving in your walk with God or have you been on the same level for a while?
Evaluate yourself using the four steps above.
I choose continuously improve my walk with God.
I choose to be a ‘Kaizen’ Christian.
Who’s with me?