‘Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold…’ Genesis 26:12
Where money is concerned, the Bible teaches us that we are to:
1) Save for a rainy day. ‘There is…treasure…in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man squanders it’ (Proverbs 21:20 NKJV). Learn to live within your means and teach your children to do the same. Instead of over using your credit card remind yourself that you can live happily without most of the stuff advertisers are peddling. Before you make another purchase, pray. Just because your banker approves the loan doesn’t mean it’s wise, or that God approves the expenditure. All boats rise with the tide; they also go down with it. Joseph instructed Pharaoh to ‘gather all the food of those good years…Then that food shall be as a reserve for…seven years of famine…’ (Genesis 41:35-36 NKJV). Live by ‘the Joseph principle,’ and save.
2) Sow in the time of famine. The Bible says, ‘”…Whoever sows generously will also reap generously”‘ (2 Corinthians 9:6 NIV). You say, ‘But things are tight for me right now.’ Don’t withhold because you are afraid of not having enough. Give God a seed to work with and He’ll make sure you have a harvest when you need it. God’s ability to provide is not limited by the world’s economy. Do what Isaac did: ‘…there was a famine in the land…Then Isaac sowed…and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him…’ (Genesis 26:1, 12-13 NKJV). Who blessed Isaac? The Lord! When God tells you to give, give in faith, confident that at the right time, in the right way, and in exactly the right places, you’ll receive!
The Cinderella moment was the highlight of my evening last night. The way he would hold my hands in his after each dance, and make a fuss about how cold they were, and still go on to rub his hands against mine, almost as if to share his warmth with me. Sweet is the word that comes to mind.
I’m convinced there’s something this Gentleman will want to reveal in his time, which is why I wont put ‘in feeling’ and will enjoy the Cinderella moments for what they are. Nothing more.
Over the last couple of months, the lesson inChurch was Tithe and I must say I am sold out to giving back that 10% of everything I get. In times past, I’d be down to zero in the bank and the purse by this time of the month.
After I began to tithe, that changed…I have enough left to do my hair, spend anonymously on some unsuspecting child…no worries my sides,
till next time,
easy does it 🙂