Natural Steps Lead to Increase

It’s a spiritual principle in the kingdom of God that order precedes increase. Natural steps lead to supernatural increase and blessing.  

In 2 Kings 4, when the widow said to Elisha, “I’m in debt, Preacher. What am I going to do?” the prophet answered her with a question: “What can you do? 

God is always going to ask us to do something natural before He’ll do something supernatural. So if we’re going to see the supernatural in our financial lives, we’re going to have to prepare for it in the natural. Look at what God’s Word has to say about preparation. 

Do your planning and prepare your fields before building your house(Proverbs 24:27 NLT). 

Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer (Proverbs 30:25 NIV). 

If we want to have the blessings of God in our homes, our relationships, and our finances, then we need to do what we can in the natural to plan, prepare, and get our lives in order.   

Take Away: 

What can you do in the natural to plan and take natural steps toward increase? Do you need to take a class to develop and grow in a skillset? Do you need to get a budget in place to keep track of your spending? Pray and ask God for wisdom to show you what natural steps you can take to prepare for increase.  

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Prosperity Begins in Your Soul, Not Your Wallet

The first step to becoming prosperous is to realize that poverty is a condition of the soul, not the pocketbook.  

 

In 3 John 2 (KJV) it says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 

And in Joshua 1:8 (KJV) it says, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” 

In both of these scriptures, God puts the responsibility of prosperity on us. Our souls have to prosper first, which means we have to get our thinking straight. We need to start thinking the way God thinks, and that means meditating on His Word.  

If we’re having problems with our money—we’re always in debt, bill collectors are constantly calling—then our problem is not with cash. Our problem is the way we think. But when we think like God thinks and do what His Word tells us to do, then we will have what God says we can have—prosperity and good success.  

 

Take Away: 

Let’s get in the Word and find how God thinks. Let’s change our thinking to be like His. Here are a few scriptures to begin with: Psalm 1:1-3; Psalm 35:27; Psalm 112:1-3; Deuteronomy 8:18; Proverbs 28:20; John 10:10 

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What Does God Say About Money?

The only way we’re going to learn to prosper is to dig into the Bible and find out what God has to say about money.

 

We have to make sure our thinking about money and wealth lines up with God’s thinking. If we believe that God wants to “keep us humble by keeping us poor” and that “money is evil,” then we’ll settle for less than what God has intended for us.  

So what does God say about money? Here are a couple of scriptures that will help you see what God thinks. You may be surprised to find that it’s God’s desire for us to prosper. 

Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house, and his righteousness endureth for ever” (Psalm 112:1-3 KJV). 

Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God” (Ecclesiastes 5:19-20 NIV). 

The desire of any good father is to see his kids prosper. Our Father God is no different! He wants to see His kids blessed and well taken care of! 

 

 

Take Away: 

Dig into the Bible and see what God says about money, wealth, riches, and prosperity. When you know what God says, then you can walk in faith for increase, and you won’t believe the lies of the devil that will try to keep you poor and defeated. 

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God Owns It All

If it’s God’s will that we leave an inheritance to our children’s children, then it’s evident that He is not opposed to us having money and possessions—and having a lot of them.

 

God does warn us about the pitfalls of loving money and chasing after it, but if we keep our hearts right and our priorities straight, God will cause blessing and increase to come into our hands.  

It’s easy to have a right heart when you realize that God owns everything you have and you are just a steward over what He’s given you. The breath we breathe, the life we live, the strength in our hands and in our bodies—whatever we possess in God—God gave it to us as a gift. We don’t own anything! We’re just managing it so we can pass it on to our children. Then they can manage it and pass it on to their children. As a result, we can constantly be a blessing to our families, our churches, our communities, and the world.  

“God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings” (1 Peter 4:10 TLB). 

Take Away: 

When it comes to increasing financially, we can keep our hearts right by realizing that no matter how much we increase, God owns it all! Everything we have belongs to Him. We are simply stewards of what He’s given to us. 

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NEW FRIDAY FUNNIES : Spiritually Constipated

God is a God of faith.  He created the worlds and everything in them by His Word, through faith.

God has faith in you and me.  In fact, He has so much faith in us that he always sees the best in us, even when we don’t measure up.

Never judge a book by its cover.  God can use people that you would never imagine would amount to much because He never gives up.

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FF August 2018 Spiritually Constipated from Joe McGee Ministries on Vimeo.

The Take Away

God has faith in you and me.  In fact, He has so much faith in us that he always sees the best in us, even when we don’t measure up.

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Promises For Parents – Day 10

Children are born to believe. If they don’t hear the truth, they’ll believe a lie.

The only way to combat a lie is with the truth. As parents, it’s important that we tell our children the truth! We have to tell them who they are in Christ. When we do that we are getting the truth down deep in their heart.

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Check our Blog next week for Day 11 of our series Promises For Parents!

The Cards:

Each card has a statement on the front and the scriptures that relate to that statement on the back. You can tell your child the truth and teach them how to study God’s Word at the same time.

Use one card per day or create your own schedule depending on the age of your child. Many parents are using these in their morning or evening routines.

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NEW FRIDAY FUNNIES : Don’t Judge people…God can use ANYONE!

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.  Sometimes we look at people and judge them by their appearance.  But don’t forget that God can use ANYONE!

Sometimes it’s challenging to look past the appearance of things and look at the potential.  As Christians, we are supposed to see people through God’s eyes.  To see them as having the potential that God sees and has actually placed in them.

Joe tells us about meeting a Biker-Pastor for the first time.  Laugh as he shares this hilarious experience, encouraging us not to judge on appearance!

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FF August 2018 Biker Pastor 1080 from Joe McGee Ministries on Vimeo.

The Take Away

God has faith in you and me.  In fact, He has so much faith in us that he always sees the best in us, even when we don’t measure up. Never judge a book by its cover.  God can use people that you would never imagine would amount to much because He never gives up.

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Promises For Parents – Day 9

Children are born to believe. If they don’t hear the truth, they’ll believe a lie.

The only way to combat a lie is with the truth. As parents, it’s important that we tell our children the truth! We have to tell them who they are in Christ. When we do that we are getting the truth down deep in their heart.

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Check our Blog next week for Day 10 of our series Promises For Parents!

The Cards:

Each card has a statement on the front and the scriptures that relate to that statement on the back. You can tell your child the truth and teach them how to study God’s Word at the same time.

Use one card per day or create your own schedule depending on the age of your child. Many parents are using these in their morning or evening routines.

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Promises For Parents – Day 8

Children are born to believe. If they don’t hear the truth, they’ll believe a lie.

The only way to combat a lie is with the truth. As parents, it’s important that we tell our children the truth! We have to tell them who they are in Christ. When we do that we are getting the truth down deep in their heart.

Watch Day 8 – Promises For Parents

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Check our Blog next week for Day 9 of our series Promises For Parents!

The Cards:

Each card has a statement on the front and the scriptures that relate to that statement on the back. You can tell your child the truth and teach them how to study God’s Word at the same time.

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Promises For Parents – Day 7

Children are born to believe. If they don’t hear the truth, they’ll believe a lie.

The only way to combat a lie is with the truth. As parents, it’s important that we tell our children the truth! We have to tell them who they are in Christ. When we do that we are getting the truth down deep in their heart.

Watch Day 7 – Promises For Parents

Promises For The Parent #7 from Joe McGee Ministries on Vimeo.

Check our Blog next week for Day 8 of our series Promises For Parents!

The Cards:

Each card has a statement on the front and the scriptures that relate to that statement on the back. You can tell your child the truth and teach them how to study God’s Word at the same time.

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