John 8:31-32 “31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”” How many times have we encountered people in a difficult situation who have talked about the worst outcome of the situation, crying… [Continue Reading]
Archives for January 2012
If you are just starting out and are trying to get yourself into a better position financially, I would suggest spending the next couple months and checking off as many things on this list as possible. If you do that you will be on your way to financial freedom!
This is not a chronological step-by-step process, but like the title suggests it is just a checklist. Some of the items can be done simultaneously, while others will require another item to be checked off first. Other than the first couple items, they are not listed in any particular order. If you are looking for a step-by-step process, I highly recommend Dave Ramsey’s book The Total Money Makeover.
Many of us have heard the adage time heals all wounds and have perhaps used it ourselves in conversations. As I meet with couples I have also noticed that many folks run away from discussing their problem thinking or assuming that with time the issue will go away. Case Study One Esau and Jacob were… [Continue Reading]
Ezekiel 36:33,35 “‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities, and the ruins shall be rebuilt…So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.”… [Continue Reading]
Genesis 3:8 “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day…” Man was created to live in the presence of God. Genesis reveals that God must have had a practice of coming down in the cool of the day to fellowship with His creation. Fellowship… [Continue Reading]
Genesis 1:28 “Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion…” When God created mankind, He had a purpose for humanity as a whole. Everyone born into the earth has a purpose, a role to play as a part of God’s overarching plan…. [Continue Reading]
Genesis 14:18-20 “18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;20 And blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all.” One… [Continue Reading]
Genesis 32:26 “And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”” The blessing of the Lord is what makes a person rich (full supplied, and sufficient in all areas) without toiling. Adam was originally given the blessing for the purpose of fulfilling his… [Continue Reading]
Mark 4:26-29 “And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that… [Continue Reading]
Genesis 32:26 “And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”” Jacob had “stolen” the blessing as it were from his brother Esau (Gen.27:1-29), but despite the fact that the blessing was released over him, he still was limited in capacity. The… [Continue Reading]