The Way God Blesses

Our God is a God who wants to bless us. He designed us to desire His blessings. Blessings keep us yearning for and leaning toward the Lord and His help. Blessings keep us dependent upon Him. God doesn’t need very much to do a miracle. All He requires, though, is that we place ourselves completely in His hands and His control and that we consecrate our lives to Him. Blessings Follow Consecration “Since Read More

Biblically Wise Finances

Because faith comes from hearing, if we want faith for something, we have to hear about it. So, if we want to have faith about money and learn to steward it God’s way, we have to hear about it. “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:17). Seed for Sowing “Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for Read More

God is at Work in the Worst of Times

We all wonder where God is at times, especially when we have no dream or vision, or lack purpose. We wonder where God is when tragedy after tragedy strikes our faith like lightning. In tough times, we wonder if a life of integrity is really worth living. The Book of Ruth is for people of ordinary faith … people like us, who can’t imagine that God could do anything great through us. A vital message Read More

Discovering Hidden Opportunities

Life happens and what you see depends upon your perspective. God has many more opportunities available for us in the future and He wants us to discover what they are, but it all depends on our perspective. What are you seeing? What are you looking for? God will lay out opportunities for us in our future. I am hoping that we can recognize those opportunities and take advantage of them. But it depends Read More

Connecting Giving to Life

God knows that giving is connected to life. Giving is connected to life as a tree is connected to its roots — it tells us where we’re drawing our source, our livelihood. And God has got to get to the root to make sure our hearts are drawing the right source! “But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. Read More

Time and Opportunity

God wants us to change our perspective on “mammon” or the “mammon of unrighteousness.” “Mammon” is an umbrella term. It means our possessions, money, talents or anything of this world that perishes. In this parable, God shows us that it’s not our possessions, but our perspective on our possessions needs to be changed. “Now He was also saying to the disciples, ‘There was a rich Read More

Finding Contentment

The devil’s tactic was to try to tempt the King of Kings and Lord of Lords in the wilderness, and the same is true with you and with me. The devil’s bottom line to tempt you is to get you to feel dissatisfied with what you have. If he can get us to feel dissatisfied with what we have, when we are dissatisfied, we will play into his hands. This is the same temptation he used with Eve in the Garden Read More

Becoming a Leader in Your Own Home

As we delve into the topic of leadership, I’d like to introduce you to one of the very first young leaders in the Church. His name was Timothy. Timothy was one of the converts that came to know the Lord under Paul’s ministry. Timothy became not only a strong Christian, but he eventually became a pastor. Timothy must have written to Paul one day and asked, “Paul, if someone wants to be a Read More

The Truth About Money

Love of Money The Bible says, “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil …” (1 Tim. 6:10). That phrase, “love of money,” does not encompass the word agape. It is actually an interesting Greek word, philarguria.   Philarguria means love that has turned obsessive until it is an addiction and we cannot control it anymore; it controls us. The word “greed” is simply defined Read More

A Word on Leaders and Money

It’s obvious. Proliferated everywhere are magazines and books touting the fact that … here it is,”Everyone’s goal is to get rich.” Or is it? It will be, if we don’t define “rich” correctly. In order to get rich, some will use diligence. Others use shrewd business tactics. Some use dishonesty, and some use God. But the goal is still the same. They just differ in the ways to get there. Wealth Read More