Tuesday, May 29, 2007

WELCOME MONEY

In days gone by I refused to be rich or marry a rich man. What ever could I have been thinking? Besides noting that the wealthy were targets for the thieves and kidnappers, there was the element of greed, temptation and lust of the flesh, pride of life that endangered my eternal life.
Somewhere along the timeline of this life the conclusion was arrived at that we were far better off making ends meet and living from paycheck to paycheck.

Even knowing that Psalm 24;1
The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein: Haggai 2;8 (King James Version) 8The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts and Matthew 19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

25When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

26But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible, I have persisted in my aversion to more than enough.

Until now little has been asked of me in the way of giving as nothing extra was in my hand. My hearts cry for more so that I could give more has not been answered . Is this the way for all home makers or have I missed that boat?
It occurred to this Granny that possibly God the Father had a word for me about this.

Since a lot of our problem with understanding is rooted in our minds where judgments,vows and promises are made I took stock of the way I view finances and why that perspective is mine.

Turns out that fear rules there in my pocket book keeping it tight shut from any incoming filthy lucre. Why? My family means so much more than anything in this present life that a determination to protect them kept the ebb and flow of finances still. Stagnation resulted as no faith was in action that would trust God with all the details.

Jesus told people to give unto Ceasar the things that are the governments and to God the things that are Gods.Matthew 22:18
Therefore taxes must be paid along with every purchase and service and land owned. Silly me messed the message up because of fear.

Recently repentance in my spirit caused an opening in the financial department for all incoming monies. The love of money was not found there but the good use revelation was present. Needs are great in Christ's Church and are to be met by His faith walking christians with open hearts and open wallets to receive and give out again.
No squandering,no with holding of goods or services will be tolerated.

Give and it shall be given unto you, pressed down, shaken to gether, running over shall men give into your bosom.Luke 6:38.
Riches are not to be held onto but shared where needed. My door is now open to winnings and givings and instead of hating money I say 'welcome to money' to be put to good use for the Master of my soul. I will trust the Lord and His angels to cover me and mine in spite of the thieves and robbers and vile kidnappers. After all the chief thief and killer is Satan. Has my Savior and Lord not kept us out of the vilest one's grasp all these wonderful years? Yes He has.


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Friday, May 25, 2007

"I had a Dream"

May 25,'07 I awakened from a morning dream trying to figure
out how I could possibly get a mentally challenged young man
and a wheelchair occupant to go to the back of a line-up in
a financial institution.

Sounds cruel and uncalled for and prejudiced eh? The dream
seemed to be callous, hard hearted and totally lacking
compassion.
In this night vision, we were in a bank I will not name but
was familiar to me. The atmosphere was still and without any
positive emotions.People were lined up to deal with their money.


In a particular rigid row I spotted my oldest grandaughter
Ashley, a 15 year old. Playfully I entered the spot in front
of her. I also ushered a wheelchair person in front of me and
a mentally challenged young man behind him as is my custom
with such folk.

I thought the bank was cold before I acted but I could feel
everyone's blood pressure rising so high that my aura melted
away. Not a word was spoken unless glares count. I spoke
quietly to the content man in front of me that we and our
wheelchair friend should abandon our stolen place and get to
the back of the line. He would not budge.
End of unreal story.

As usual my question went to the Lord of dreams and I asked
for the interpretation. It turns out that no matter what
your relationship, no matter what your position in life, no
matter what your disability, or ability , you never, never,
never get between a person and their money, family, friend
or foe.

World goods,finances and views can be tightly woven together
and cause us to be unkind, unthoughtful, uncaring and rude.
Jesus warns us of this in His Bible.
He says to take no thought for tomorrow, the Lord knows what
we need and give and it shall be given unto us. Love is the
ultimate goal for every christian and time allows lovers to
be at the back of the line, no problem.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Is He saying what I think He is saying?

whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

who - you, me,them..
so- say
ever - always, now, then, in days to come.
shall- with a willingness, for sure,
call- speak expecting an answer
upon- at the door
the name- the presence
of the Lord- of the provider of creation
shall- without a doubt
be- presently exist
saved- in a liberated spiritual condition


He that the Son sets free is free indeed .
He- he, she, you, me
that - the one, this particular person
the Son - King Jesus, Son of the God Jehovah
sets - puts into a certain position,places
free - liberated, delivered, unchained
is - doubtless, certainly exists
free - liberated,delivered, unchained
indeed - to the max, all the way, with no hindrances, no guilt


They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.
they - anyone, all, whoever
that - takes to
wait - expectantly sit
upon - at the door of
the Lord - the provider of creation
shall - for sure, willingly
renew - get again
their - own
strength - ability, agility, capability , power, might.