Self-Examination…

Everything I'm not…Makes me Everything I am…

How to Get Rich…

 How To Get Rich

PROVERBS 21:20 NLT
20 The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever
they get.

The Bible teaches us how to get rich, and it is not by winning
the lottery. It is by walking with God and being diligent and
disciplined to do what God guides you.

Wise people wait and enjoy the fruit of their investments.
Foolish people eat all their “seed” now, instead of investing
any for a better future.

If you are reading this, then you have enough of what it takes
to become rich.

It is simple, really: just spend less than you make. Take the
money you don’t spend and grow it by prayerfully investing
as God guides you.

Even if your annual income is not very high, over your lifetime
you will earn a large amount of money. Think how much money you
would have now if you had saved and invested ten percent of all
you have ever earned.

(If your life is about over, you won’t get the full benefit you
could have by starting when you were young. But the principle
is still valid, and you may live longer than you think.
Whatever you do, be sure to teach this principle to your
descendants.)

You may not be able to save a large amount each pay period from
your present earnings. But God can take even small amounts and
multiply them when you look to Him in faith.

The devil is the one who wants us to spend all (or more) than
we make, so we will always be in bondage. To have financial
freedom, you MUST consume less than you make.

Modern advertising is a big culprit in tempting us to spend
more than we should. Its purpose is to convince you that you
cannot live or be happy without their product. Don’t buy that lie!

Not everyone will earn a huge income. But everyone can
discipline themselves to save and invest from whatever they do
make. If they walk with God and prayerfully invest their
savings, over time, God will cause those investments to
multiply into riches.

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February 4, 2010 Posted by | Devotionals, Personal Finance | 2 Comments

Four Main Keys to Abundance…

Four Main Keys To Abundance

2 CORINTHIANS 9:8 NKJ
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that
you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an
abundance for every good work.

No matter how little you make, acting on these 4 keys will
insure a brighter financial future. Neglecting them, no matter
how much you make, will eventually cause a financial crash.

1. Believe God desires to prosper you.

True belief requires evidence. God’s Word has the evidence to
convince you: God’s will is abundance for all. The world system
constantly shouts a different message, so we must continue to
feed on the truth of God’s Word to keep our faith strong.

2. Worship God with a portion of all your income.

You need God’s blessing in your finances. Put God first. Don’t
neglect this.

3. Spend less than you make.

“If your outgo exceeds your income, then your upkeep will be
your downfall.” Consume all you make and you will never have
anything.

Discipline yourself to never spend all your “seed.” Always save
some to invest for a future.

4. Invest the rest, prayerfully.

God knows the future. Let Him guide you where to put your
money. Don’t jump into things that seem like “sure things.” Be
patient and pray. If you are not sure, don’t do it.

God knows what’s best for you, and He will guide you, if you
seek Him. Over time, with God’s blessing, your investments, no
matter how small they start, will grow and be a great blessing.

Don’t make excuses. Just act on these 4 vital keys and see what
God will do. Start today.

February 3, 2010 Posted by | Devotionals, Personal Finance | Leave a comment

5 Tips On Money from the BIBLE…

Today I just wanted to post 5 Biblical Financial Tips that we could all use to help us get to our PINNACLE point in life. These steps may seem like common sense but many of us are not following these rules and it is exactly why we have the problems that we have. We can all get physically and financially fit. Here are 5 steps to get FINANCIALLY fit…

1. Get Out of DEBT.

  • Godliness with contentment is great gain.
  • “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave of the lender.” (Proverbs 22:7)

2. Act Your WAGE.

  • Learn to live on less than you make.
  • “A foolish man devours all he has.” (Proverbs 21:20)

3. Get On A BUDGET.

  • Those who manage well get to do more.
  • “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost to see whether he has enough to finish it?” (Luke 14:20)

4. SAVE and INVEST.

  • There are 3 basic things we should save for:
  1. Emergency Fund (Rainy Day): 3-6 Months of expenses.
  2. Large Purchases. Use cash to pay for things.
  3. Wealth Building
  • “In the house of the wise are stores of choice, food, and oil.” (Proverbs 21:20)

5. GIVE!!!

The fifth and final step is my favorite…..GIVING.

  • “Bring all tithes into the store house that there may be food in MY house.” (Malachi 3:10)

This plan DOES NOT work unless you do them all. You can not give if you haven’t saved. You can not live on less than you make and save if you are in debt. So if you follow this plan, DO ALL OF THE ABOVE STEPS. It may be hard but will be rewarded tremendously in the end.

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but it yields a harvest of righteousness.”

November 23, 2009 Posted by | Personal Finance | Leave a comment

Living Simply…

Are you blowing it?

What is your standard of living? Is it the same as your parents, or even your grandparents? I bet your standards are much higher. It’s funny to me how things that we believe are necessities are things our grandparents would call luxuries. Could that be why we are so ungrateful? We all shouldn’t make ourselves feel so deprived.

The more I pay attention to what we spend our money on, the more I see that these things are not necessities at all. They are just wants.

We should all start to live more simply. Living simply can only help to sober us. Im am now learning that we need to control our desires and focus more on things that actually matter and the things that are actually needed. By focusing on the smaller things, it seems as if I am able to enjoy life more. The less time I spend trying to force riches or trying to impress people, the more I am enjoying life. I am also being able to experience more by doing so.

By trying to live more simply, it has helped me to get my priorities straight. I am giving my attention to what is really important to me, like my daughter, family, friends, and most importantly my GOD. Yes, I still enjoy nice things, but the feelings I get by receiving these nice things seems to only last for a short moment of time. The feelings are temporary.

Living simply has also given me an opportunity to live more and give more to those in need.

So why live simply?

Because living simply allows you to LIVE!

November 1, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration, Personal Finance | 2 Comments