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Gaining Riches God’s Way

The Bible has a lot to say about money and riches. In fact, more is said in the New Testament about money than is said about Heaven and Hell combined. Money is not just natural; it’s very spiritual.  

According to the Word of God, there is a right way to gain riches and a wrong way. God is not in the business of giving people “get-rich-quick” schemes. Proverbs 13:11 (NLT) says, “Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.”   

However, if we gain riches God’s way, according to His wisdom and counsel, then the Bible says, “The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22 MEV).  

God wants us to walk in prosperity because when we do, not only are we able to give and be a blessing to others, but we are also a testimony of the goodness of God! 

Take Away: 

The Bible has a lot to say about money. God has given us some very practical counsel regarding how to prosper and how to walk in His blessings. Read and meditate on Deuteronomy chapter 28, and also read and study the book of Proverbs. Let’s start thinking the way God thinks so we begin walking in everything He has for us! 

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With God Nothing Is Impossible!

“Jesus said, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23 MEV). 

Having a “thrive” mentality is more than just believing to have your needs met each month and a little extra left over to buy each of your kids an ice cream cone. The Bible actually says that a good man leaves an inheritance to his family (Proverbs 13:22). Now if you’re in “survival” mode and can barely see over the top of your bill pile each month, that’s going to seem impossible. However, if God said it, then it must be possible. God will never tell us to do something that we can’t do. 

How are we going to increase? First, we have to believe that it’s possible. Second, we’re going to have to study God’s principles on increase—tithing and giving, sowing and reaping. The blessings of God follow obedience to the laws of God, so I’m going to have to find out what those laws are. Then I’ll know how to tap into the things God has provided for me. Remember, when I do my part in the natural, God is always faithful to do His part in the supernatural! 

Take Away: 

Never give in to thoughts of poverty and defeat. No matter what your current situation looks like, God can cause you to increase and abound! He is the God of the impossible! If you will trust Him and act on His Word, He will perform it for you! 

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Don’t Just Survive—Thrive!

To increase financially, we have to change our thinking from a survival mentality, where we’re just barely making ends meet each month, to a thriving mentality, where not only do we pay our bills each month, but we actually have money left over to save, spend, and give. 

God’s plan for us is not that we live out our existence in constant, bleak survival mode. He wants us and our families to increase, prosper, and thrive!  

A great example of this is the children of Israel. God delivered them out of Egypt, a land of never enough, where they were in bondage, and He brought them into the wilderness, which was a land of just enough. Their clothes never wore out. They had manna apportioned to them every day to satisfy their needs for each day. But God’s ultimate purpose was for them to go into the Promised Land, which was the land of more than enough! 

We must grab hold of the fact that God has plans to prosper us. He doesn’t want us or our families to live our lives never having enough, or having just enough to scrape by. He wants us to prosper, increase, and thrive to where we have more than enough! 

Take Away: 

Don’t settle for just surviving! God has a plan for you that will cause you and your family to rise up and thrive no matter what the economy is doing! You can live in the land of more than enough! 

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Promises For Parents – Day 3

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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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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Increase Financially by Adding Value

When it comes to finances and living a successful life, God’s Word gives us some pretty sound wisdom: “Even while we were still there with you, we gave you this rule:He who does not work shall not eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10 TLB). 

There are two important keys to being successful—work and faith. The Bible says without faith we can’t please God (Hebrews 11:6). It also says that faith without works is dead (James 2:20). So we need to trust God, and we need jobs. 

Two of the primary ways we will generate income is to be paid for what we know or to be paid for what we do. If we’re going to prosper, we’re going to have to find something, a gift or a tool, that we can use to generate income. 

Recognizing our gifts and finding out what we’re called to do can cause us to increase our income. If we want to get paid more, we’ve got to step out in faith and do something to increase our value. Everyone can start out making minimum wage. However, learning new skills, taking classes, and taking on more responsibility are all things that will add value to you and increase your earning potential. That’s how we’re going to provide for our families and prosper.  

Take Away: 

Increasing our level of income will require us to take some natural steps. Be ready to use your faith to learn a new skill, take a class, take on more responsibility, or step out into a business venture.  

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Promises For Parents

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 2 – Promises For Parents

Promises For The Parent #2 from Joe McGee Ministries on Vimeo.

Check our Blog next week for Day 3 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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Carefully Consider Your Ways

Many people put no effort into planning their financial lives. They live month to month and when a crisis hits they say, “It’ll be OK. Everything will work out.”

They think they’re in faith, but actually they’re shifting their lack of responsibility over onto God. They expect Him to work financial miracles for them, and yet they haven’t done their part in the natural to plan and make sure their finances are in order. God has a lot of mercy, and He will take care of you; however, He also expects you to walk in wisdom and do your part in the natural to be financially responsible.

Haggai 1:5-7 says, “Now, this is what the Lord of Armies says: Carefully consider your ways!  You planted a lot, but you harvested little. You eat, but you’re never full. You drink, but you’re still thirsty. You wear clothing, but you never have enough to keep you warm. You spend money as fast as you earn it.  This is what the Lord of Armies says: Carefully consider your ways!

If we’re not where we want to be financially, then we need to carefully consider our ways. That means we first need to find out what we have and what we owe. Then we need to create a spending plan (a budget) and also some kind of a system to monitor our progress.

THE TAKE AWAY:

God is a miracle-working God, but He also expects us to do our part in the natural and carefully think about the decisions we are making regarding our finances.

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Being Broke is a State of Mind

Great amounts of money won’t deliver us if we don’t have prosperity in our souls.

How many times have we heard about someone who won the lottery or received a large sum of money in an inheritance, and within a short time afterward they lost it all, got divorced, and went bankrupt?

We have to realize that our current financial condition is not a result of the assets we have or don’t have; it’s a result of our current financial thinking. Being broke is a state of mind. If we don’t have a prosperous soul, we won’t have a prosperous bank account.  

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

The financial condition we have now is a result of the way we think. Proverbs 23:7 talks about how “as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” If we want to step up to another level in our finances, we will have to change the way we think.  Meditating on what God says about finances will help us change our thinking. 

Take Away: 

Find scriptures in the Bible on prosperity and begin to meditate on them. Confess them out loud and do the instruction they give. Here are a few to get you started: Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 84:11; Proverbs 10:4; Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 21:5; Proverbs 24:3; Philippians 4:19. 

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The Natural and Supernatural

There’s a common theme that runs through the Word of God—we do natural things, and God does supernatural things.

We walk around the walls of Jericho, and God knocks them down. We lay hands on the sick, and He does the healing. We preach the Gospel, and He does the saving.

When God placed man on this planet, man’s part was to do the natural side, and God’s part was to do the supernatural side. God told Adam, “I want you to take care of the Garden, have dominion over the earth and subdue it, and I want you to be fruitful and multiply.” Everything God asked Adam to do was natural. If we’ll do the natural, He’ll do the supernatural.

The way we accelerate the supernatural in our lives is to make sure that we’re doing the natural. That means we must find out from the Word of God what we need to do in the natural, so that God can do His part supernaturally on our behalf. It’s only then that we will walk in the blessing of God.

“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands…all these blessings will come upon you….” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2 KJV).

THE TAKE AWAY:

When it comes to walking in financial blessing, we can’t sit back and expect God to do everything. We must do the natural part that He instructs us to do, so that He can then do His supernatural part to bring it to pass.

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Speaking God’s Word Over Your Family

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 1 – Speaking God’s Word Over Your Family

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Check our Blog next week for Day 2 of our series Speaking God’s Word Over Your Family!

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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