Sunday, July 5, 2015
Preparing for His Best:
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jermiah 29:11
Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter. But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up? A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest— then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber. (Pr. 6:6-11 NLT)
Some basic financial math I have learned is 1+1=0, 2+1=1
What this means is if you have two consumer items then you have one for now and one for later but none to spare or to give. If you have three (loaves of bread) you have one for now, one for later or two for you and one to give or extra. This is a biblical practical living skill I wish I could share with everyone and is something the Lord has taught me. It's right here in the scripture too. The two examples above in Jeremiah 29:11 we are taught that God's plans are for good so we are preparing for His best not preparing for the worst. Next in Proverbs 6 we have a great example of how the ants prepare for the winter or we could say for a time of none by using the summer time or the time of extra and plenty to store up and save and work hard while they can. When I read this I think of the millions in our already deficit country drawing unemployment now I'm not one to stereotype but I've seen plenty of people being lazy wanting a handout but not wanting a hand-up not wanting or desiring to work hard for what they want or even just need and when they get their monthly foodstamps they dont budget or plan it out to meet their needs for the full month and the last week they are living off of bread crumbs and whatever is left over they haven't learned basic living skills for preparing, budgeting, and living within your means and to stretch the dollar even further so you not only have for this week but for later and even have extra to bless another in need.
I want to take this very basic money principle, this biblical financial principal and share it with the world! I want you to know it and share it and most importantly apply this biblical principal to your everyday living so it will change your life for the better. You cannot teach someone how to do the best if they are settling for the least. I pray that you will want to make the very best choices for your life and take these seeds and plant them and grow abundance that you can pass on to generations to come. Amen! I praise the Lord for this new chapter in my life that I am useful for His Kingdom. I give Him all the Honor, Praise and Glory in Jesus' name. Amen!
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