In this the 9th month of our 36 Months of Manifestation the Holy Spirit has given me the fruit of "excellence" as our focus for the month.
Daniel 6:1-3 speaks of the excellent spirit that Daniel possessed. His spirit of excellence distinguished him in such a way that Darius thought to set him above all of the realm. This spirit of excellence is the key to extraordinary living and participation in the kingdom (natural and spiritual).
I believe Daniel may have been influenced by Josiah's desire to bring excellence back to worship. In the time in which the captivity took place under the reign of Jehoakim, Daniel was just an impressionable young man being trained and prepared for to except excellence as the only way to live.
At the same time I believe Josiah was only reviving the worship experience that Solomon had established at the onset of the temple worship era. With this in mind I looked at the visit of the Queen of Sheba to see what was this influence that so impacted Israel in those days and was recaptured in the days of Josiah which in turn influenced Daniel.
As a result I found at least 8 degrees of excellence that must be achieved in order to be kingdom worthy.
In 1 Kings 10 & 2 Chronicles 9 the Queen of Sheba observes these areas in her visit with the King. She says she saw 1) the wisdom of Solomon, 2) the house that he built, 3) the food on his table, 4) the seating of his servants, 5) the service of his waiters, 6) the apparel of his staff of workers, 7) his cupbearers, and 8) the way in which he ascended to worship. All of these things constitutes 8 degrees of excellence. By bringing your life into excellence in these areas not only will you be distinguished but it will also attract wealth and generous people.
See it this way: the way you think and process life, where you live, what you eat, who works with you, who works for you, how they dress, who's in your inner circle (and how they dress) and how you worship. When excellence is seen in all these areas you are positioning yourself for participation in the kingdom, recognition, and great wealth.
Average is all to common in our society. Dare to be distinguished above your piers. Average is never recognized or celebrated, only superior is! Never settle; pursue, subdue, walk in dominion, and fulfill your kingdom assignment in the earth. Nothing else is acceptable.
Walk in excellence and you will never have to pray for money. Wealth is always seeking excellence.