Monday, May 07, 2007


I reviewed my blog and sort of evaluated the direction it was going and I discovered that I may need to do some clarification.

I want to ensure everyone who visits our blog that we haven't become obsessed with money. We have become obsessed with helping ourselves and others get from under the weight of debt and help people achieve financial peace however THEY define that.

We don't believe that tithes and offerings ENSURE an abundance of financial gain. We believe that tithes and offerings, given by a CHEERFUL giver and according to what God leads each of us individually to give, will bring us contentment, peace and help transform us into the very image of Christ, the Ultimate Giver.

Philippians 4:11-12, “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” (NIV)

Money is amoral. It has no morals. Money takes on the moral and character of that who possesses it. We believe that it's not a annual income that makes us content or makes our lives acceptable to God. We believe its a state of mind and state of heart that makes us content. The evidence of this spiritual truth is this: Many poor people AND many millionaires and everyone in between file for bankruptcy. No matter how much resources they have, they don't have the ability to manage or steward it responsibly.

Also, depression and unhappiness does not stay away from the rich man's door, the poor man's door or anyone in between. It isn't what you HAVE that defines your joy or contentment. It's WHO you are trusting and following to direct you in HOW you manage or steward your resources. It's WHO you are relying on for the source of your joy and contentment.

Proverbs 19:23, “The fear of the Lord leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.” (NIV)

When we try to help people, we do not try to get them to a certain annual income and we don't judge them on how little or how much they make. We want to help people achieve financial peace WHERE EVER they are. We know we need to be just like Jesus and help people change their hearts, not their income. We prefer CONTENTMENT over CASH and PEACE over financial POSITION.


At 6:21 AM, Blogger SewSensible said...

Very Well Said!!


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