Wow, what a busy few weeks I have had... as I'm sure that you've noticed by my lack of posts.
I have had the good providence of picking up an really good 1991 book published by YWAM called Daring To Live By Faith. Over the past few months I have been feeling like God has been pushing me to a tipping point in the area of finances. Like everyone else, my family has been feeling the pinch financially but at the same time I have felt that God was wanting me to step up in the area of giving.
At our ACTS (used to be Apostolic) conference I heard an offering message that just spoke to me...
actually it was a Scripture... a well known Scripture... but one that I had never applied to the area of finances:
(2Co 12:9) But he replied, "My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak." So if Christ keeps giving me his power, I will gladly brag about how weak I am.
Then I read this paragraph in the book I mentioned above:
"Many Christians never prove God's trustworthiness in this category of their lives - they remain financially self-sufficient, never stepping out on a limb, never doing anything out of the ordinary. Instead , it seems they ask their bank account, 'Oh, Bank Account, will you allow me to do this for God?'
Those who listen to God will find themselves doing things that they cannot compete without His help.They will take steps of obedience , then allow God to do His part. In other words, Bible faith requires that you do the possible and let God do the impossible. Faith only operates when we have no other resource but God."
Wow isn't that challenging! Its time for me to step out of the 'boat' and trust God to help me walk on the water.
Let me know your thoughts...
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