Tuesday, October 27, 2020

How To Be a Better Steward of God's Money in 2020

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Some Christians don’t like to talk about money. However, during this time of Earthly chaos, we need to do better in knowing how to become better stewards of God’s money(Matt 25: 14-30). With some of the tools of the modern age, we have the opportunity to make better decisions with what we do with our financial gifts.  

Here are five things we can do: 

  1. Get out of Debt 

Proverbs tells us that the borrower becomes a slave to the lender. In 2020, the lender looks like credit cards, cars on finance, and store credit. We are slaves to all of these unnecessary material things when we should be leaning toward God. 

Aside from the mortgage on our houses, we should try to stay out of debt if possible. 

Financial freedom is liberating, but the darkness of debt can overcome us, particularly when you’re overrun with debts. Use online tools such as pigly.com, or speak to your church about any debt management classes they may be running. 

  1. Acknowledge Tithes 

One of the best ways to be a better steward of God’s money is to do exactly what He instructed us to do: tithe. That means honoring Him with a percentage of your income as an act of worship. Many churches will accept online payments to be set out so you don’t even have to bring cash with you week by week for church. Remember- tithing is an act of worshipping God. 

  1. Demonstrate Good Stewardship to Your Families 

If you’re in charge of the money in your household, demonstrate how to use God’s money wisely. Discourage ‘incidental’ spending while out and about. Buy no more than you need and limit spending on ‘wants’. 

Encourage a sense of giving. If you give your children an allowance, teach them to place the money into three categories- spend, save, and give. The larger portion should be in the latter two. 
This act can change a family and encourage good stewardship among the future generations. 

  1. Know that ‘Your’ Money is Not ‘Your Money’, but God’s

As a believer in the word and a follower of Jesus, it can be hard to remember that our income is not truly our income. Everything belongs to God, and He gives us enough to keep us and to remain accountable to Him. It is a similar situation if you are taking care of somebody’s dog for awhile. While you don’t own the dog, You are the steward for the dog owners, ensuring the dog is looked after well. If the dog is still healthy, fed, and exercised when the owner returns, you have been a good steward for that dog. It’s the same with God’s money. 

  1. Let God Teach You His Awesome Ways 

When you properly take care of God's money, He will show you His mighty ways. You will be amazed at how he will begin to show up in your life. Be a good steward of His money, and watch how He blesses you continually. God is a good God- He wants good things for His children.


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Seeking God’s Help When Moving

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If you are currently thinking about moving home, then you are about to set foot into a very stressful time indeed. We all know what a difficult experience it can be to move home, but if you have not done it for years you can often find yourself in some serious trouble once you do, or the level of sheer stress might come as a surprise for you. However, as with anything in life, for the devoutly religious, God can always help. In this post, we are going to look at the parts of moving home where appealing to God might help you out.

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Finding The Perfect Place

First of all, you are going to want to find a home that you know you will love, and this is something where you might want to commune with the Lord to improve your chances. As long as you use your belief and faith to its highest possible potential, you are going to be so much more open to the possibility of finding your dream home, and it could happen a lot sooner than you think. Be sure to expect the possibility of finding your ideal home, and it will be much more likely to come.

Landing A Reasonable Mortgage

As well as finding a home that you and your family will forever love, you also want to make sure that you are finding a good mortgage. But this can be a lot more difficult, and it’s something which you might find requires a great deal more faith than you might have expected. It is always helpful to do all of the normal sensible things at the same time as praying to God. So you should learn more about mortgages and how to calculate them before signing your name to one, but also spend time believing that the right mortgage is going to come to you. If you believe, it will.

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Carving Out Space For The Move

The actual move itself is something that most of us find a little stressful, so you should make sure that you are readying yourself for that. A quick prayer to God asking for some free time should help, and you might find that your employer decides to be kind and give you some significant time off work to help with the move. Or you might have your time freed up in some other way. In either case, more time is going to make moving home so much easier for you and your family.

Keeping The Stress At Bay

Being in close communion with God is going to ensure that the stress of moving home is much reduced at all times, and that is going to mean a better ability to spend time with your family in general. Keep the stress at bay in this way, and you are going to have a much better time of the move, and the result will be that you are living in a home you love with your family in no time.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

LORD, HEAL OUR LAND

 Today I was reading in Hosea chapter 4, following along with the Woman to Woman Bible reading plan, and the words struck me as quite familiar.

Hear the word of the Lord, people of Israel,
for the Lord has a case
against the inhabitants of the land:
There is no truth, no faithful love,
and no knowledge of God in the land!
Cursing, lying, murder, stealing,
and adultery are rampant;
one act of bloodshed follows another.
For this reason the land mourns,
and everyone who lives in it languishes,
along with the wild animals and the birds of the sky;
even the fish of the sea disappear.
Hosea 4:1-3

Do they ring familiar to you too? No truth, faithful love, or knowledge of God. Cursing, lying, murder, stealing, adultery, and bloodshed. Sounds like the world today.



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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

BEAUTIFUL WORD COLORING BIBLE FOR GIRLS

I love how there are so many different ways to worship during our quiet time! One of the ways we can linger a little longer in the Word and worship God is by writing, doodling, or coloring. The Beautiful Word Color Bible is a wonderful Bible for those who enjoy this form of worship.

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Beautiful Word Color Bible is launching a brand new Beautiful Word Color Bible for Girls Gift Set. This beautiful set includes the NIV Bible with a teal soft leather cover, four colored pencils, and six sticker sheets. The Bible has over 600 verses illustrated and ready to be colored in, plus additional margin space to write out prayers, thoughts, or create your own artwork.

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While the Beautiful Word Color Bible for Girls Gift Set is geared for 8-12 year old girls, it really is appropriate for girls of all ages, including adults. It is a smaller size Bible making it easy to carry so you always have a Bible with you.

The Beautiful Word Color Bible for Girls Gift Set would make a wonderful Christmas gift or just because gift for a girl of any age in your life.

To purchase the Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls Gift Set, click below.

 

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Monday, October 19, 2020

WEEKLY BLESSINGS

  



Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2835. My daughter and grandbaby coming to visit.


2836. Sunday lunch with my husband and two youngest.

2837. A weekend with my husband.

2838. Praying friends.

2839. Beautiful fall weather.

It's your turn! Share something you are praising God for. I would love to rejoice with you.