Intellectual Capital is not just about how clever we are.
It’s basically every skill, idea, wisdom, bit of knowledge and creativity we have, and God can and wants to use that to bless ourselves and others, and he wants to multiply that for the growth of His Kingdom in Harrogate and beyond.
Many of you are already investing your intellectual capital as a basis for your community – Resurrection Bikes and Stuffers for example – keep going with that! Some of you may want to increase your intellectual capital in order to be able to better invest. Carl & Georgie for example had to find out all sorts of things about homelessness in Harrogate, what services were already available etc as they started Lifeline. Now they are using that knowledge to help others and see the Kingdom come. It can be useful to think about using what we know or what we’re good at in order to build further relationships with people. For example I am using what I know about teaching music in our kids’ school, in order to build relationships and bless them.
Remember – intellectual capital is not given or to be used so that we feel clever or smug. 1 Corinthians 8:1-2 “Knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church. Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn’t really know very much.”
Jesus wants us to learn His way of life, His gentle and humble way (Matthew 11:25-29). Are we still turning to Jesus to find out the best way to live life since He is the most brilliant person who has ever walked the earth? And are we helping those in our MSCs and around us to learn from Jesus too, or do we more often offer ‘popular’ wisdom which isn’t always the same as God’s wisdom?
Have a great week everyone.
To hear more about how to grow and invest intellectual capital you can listen to Helen’s sermon here. You can also find all our sermons and posts about the 5 capitals here.
The Intellectual Capital image was made using notegraphy.