July 2015 Event Recap – Eddie Wang
“Working for Jesus – An Ongoing Journey from Student to Servant”
Eddie Wang was the youngest Bellevue Chapter KIROS speaker I’ve heard. Like me, I’m sure there were others that were curious to see what he would bring in his topic.
Like most KIROS speakers, Eddie had an accomplished background, and he is only 24 years of age. Originally from Taiwan, Eddie had been going to church since he was in the third grade. However, the idea of living for Jesus didn’t really click until he started attending classes at the University of Washington in Seattle.
It was there that he not only began to read the Bible but memorize and meditate on the teachings of Jesus. He quickly realized in order to be a successful professional, that the Bible would be his resource.
Eddie uncovered three principals for glory in business and what he called, “the grand treasure hunt.”
1. On earth as it is in Heaven
a. Matthew 6:10
b. Mark 16:15
2. No matter what you do (janitor, executive) there is glory in your work
a. 1 Corinthians 10:31
b. 1 Timothy 4:45
3. Hunt for treasure
a. Proverbs 25:2
b. Proverbs 20:21
c. Exodus 35-40
We must find treasure in ourselves. God created us with abilities that can impact the lives of others. If we find that treasure, our confidence and assurance that God is there will allow us to complete the next point: Finding treasure in others.
If we seek God first through reading, studying, memorizing, and mediating on his word, we can know the heart of God intimately which will open our eyes to finding our treasure. That process can be shared with others by uncovering their abilities that God has given them.
The third treasure to hunt for is treasure within business. Eddie shared about a back room he has in his office with just a sleeping bag. He uses this as his prayer closet. Eddie found that a unified team could do wonders for the mission of a company. This unity, along with his leadership, brought forth the following businesses.
Currently, Eddie is using the same principals that sparked the Fulton Street Revival in 1857, where one prayer meeting spread across the world that impacted over 2 million people.
What I especially liked was his courage, describing the model of discipleship is allowing others to be more like you. So many Christians are scared to use themselves as a model for others. They haven’t found the treasure within themselves to give them the confidence to find the treasure in others.
Eddie closed with a question that hit home with everyone. He asked, Jesus says in Matthew 16:19 – I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
What will you do with your set of keys to the kingdom?