Two of the top reasons couples give for divorce are: communication and money.
That’s not said to scare you. It’s meant to help couples avoid common pitfalls. Spouses don’t always know how to talk to each other about money because they think about it in completely different ways.
“My sheep hear my voice” (John 10:27 KJV).
Have you ever heard someone say, “I just can’t hear from God. I pray and pray, but God never speaks to me. I guess I just can’t hear God”? Continue reading…
Part of understanding our differences as husbands and wives is taking time to understand how each other communicates.
People in the 1950s wondered what we would do with all the free time new technology would allow us to have in this century.
Man, did they miss that like a barn door! Americans are working longer and more frantically than ever before. They have no time or energy left over for the things that really matter.
Have you ever come to the end of the month and looked at your checkbook register and thought, Where did it all go?
Being a good steward of what we have is a key to financial success. It takes time and effort to write things down, plan, and keep track of what you own, what you’re spending, and what you need to prepare for in the future.
Luke 14:28-30 (TLB) says, “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first getting estimates and then checking to see if he has enough money to pay the bills? Otherwise he might complete only the foundation before running out of funds. And then how everyone would laugh! “See that fellow there?’ they would mock. ‘He started that building and ran out of money before it was finished!’
There are many voices out there with opinions on how to get your life in order, but the most important and effective way to make sure you’re doing it correctly is to use God’s Word as the guide.
Let’s cover two biblical principles that will get on the path to financial success. Continue reading…
If you have no vision, then you’ll lack discipline, and your flesh will become real dominant.
You won’t be motivated to get out of bed in the morning. You’ll call in to work sick whenever you can. You’ll live a T.G.I.F. (Thank God it’s Friday!) life, and your life’s goals will be to somehow endure another monotonous workweek and make it to the weekend.
Have you ever found yourself in a surprising situation? You know, nobody likes a surprise unless it comes with a bow attached. Have you ever gotten a surprise about your finances?
Those are the toughest! You start to realize that life has a way of sneaking up on your money and making it disappear.
We need money to operate in this world’s system. And because we need lots of it in order to meet our needs and the needs of our family, if we’re not careful, it’s easy to begin chasing money instead of chasing God. When our priorities get out of whack and we put money before God, the Bible says that it will cause us to wander from the faith, and pierce ourselves with many griefs (1 Timothy 6:10 NIV).