Keys to Financial Freedom 17th Feb 2013
There are 5 Godly Perspectives to Financial Freedom. #1. Put all my resources under God’s control (SLIDE) Isaiah 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. What does it mean to give God control? a. It means that we present and surrender to God: our resources, our time, our money, our possessions, our energy, our ﬁnancial opportunities. b. It means to realize that when we surrender to God, - it becomes holy - it is then used only for His purposes and for His glory - not for our pleasures or personal vanity
c. It means we no longer have the ﬁnal authority over any expenditure. We must receive God’s approval for every decision. This will certainly help us fulﬁll the command to “pray without ceasing” 1 Thess 5:17.
d. It means we ask ourselves several impt questions before a purchase: - Is this a need or want - How will this advance God’s kingdom - What would Jesus do - Is it worth the time, money and effort - Will the investment return double
- Can I get it for less - Should I let God provide as a testimony - Is it something I can get later
#2. Become a Sower of Money (SLIDE) 2 Cor 9:6 “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” - A true sower understands the universal laws of the harvest: any farmers, or agriculture practitioners here? a. He reaps WHAT he sows b. He reaps WHERE he sows c. He reaps MORE than he sows d. He reaps in a DIFFERENT SEASON than he sows e. He reaps the quality of seed he sows - Under the tithing laws of the OT, - The tither keeps 90% (we are not even talking about tithing here) - but the sower wants to sow as much money as he can in the kingdom to receive a greater harvest. - A sower is not concerned about how much seed is in his bag but rather how much seed is in the ground. - This is not only impt for multiplying his investments but also for being a...
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