Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It is wisdom for life. God gives principles from His Word that always bring success. And He gives practical ideas to people that can plant His principles in your life. Have you noticed something – when it comes to money and stuff? The more you are on Facebook/Marketplace, the more you are on BidFTA, Amazon or Ebay - the less content you remain or become? It could even be directly proportional. Have you ever stopped to consider… What is consuming your attention financially? Do you want to buy something? If you keep looking, you will buy something. Whether you have the money or not, whether God told you to do it or not, whether you’ll need that money for something more important down the road, that hasn’t arisen yet, or not. If you look, you will buy. The more you look, the more you buy. Stop looking. What are you looking at? The things that rust and fade? Or the things that will never fade away? Shopping will steal your peace. Especially window shopping. The more you see, the more you want. Someone came up with a wonderful idea – to put into practice one of God’s principles – Contentment. The 30 Day List. How does it work. #1 List the Top Six things you want to buy – in priority order – of what you need or want most. #2 Wait 30 Days – before buying the first thing. #3 Only buy the First Thing on the list. Thirty days From now ask God and if He confirms – Buy it. Between now and then… if something else becomes more important to buy – replace it – in the #1 Spot on the list, and start your 30 Days over. Why wait Thirty days? First, it saves you from wasted mind space. It will take your mind off of it. Thinking of something that you don’t need right now, or can’t afford yet, or merely something that God didn’t tell you to buy right now… only steals your contentment, and consumes your thoughts when it shouldn’t. It actually keeps you from focusing on what God told you to do today… Binge shop is not it. The Second reason to wait for 30 Days. God may give you a better deal - if you just wait, a cheaper price… He might even provide it at no cost to you… someone might give you one! Or God may prompt you to give something to someone else. Giving is always a better use of thought space, than wanting. God promised to provide all our needs, just not all our greeds. The third reason to wait for 30 Days - you might find thirty days from now – you really need something else way more than this – it might not even be a desire or priority anymore. Within thirty days God may have provided for that need in a completely different way, or revealed a greater need that He wanted to provide. God may have something better for you! You’ll never get it, if you keep being consumed with this… The discipline of the 30 Day List – gives God a chance to bless you – with His best! Rather than you settling for second best, or not that great at all. The discipline of the 30 day list helps you free your mind for what God wants you focused on right now. It helps you learn to be content in whatever circumstance you are, and be thankful for what you have. Think about what you want to give, not what you want to get… what you dream of giving, not getting. You don’t need a new car… You need to wash the one you have. Do that first – be faithful with this one first. And let God give you the best car at the perfect time. He might just be waiting for you to be faithful with what you have… Or faithful with what belongs to someone else, so He can give you what belongs to you. Thankful is the best thing to be. Be content with what you have, and you’ll always be content. That’s not complacent, it’s just contentment - something that is learned, you’re not born with it. The 30 Day List – will improve your life dramatically – See the Tab in your 4C’s Accounting Tool. Give an Account – let God make your money decisions, just like your time and thought decisions. Contentment is a virtue, it’s a gift, it helps you live a wonderful life! Without it, you will never be happy – always needing that one more thing – that never makes you happy. It’s never worked for anyone. Focus on what God has for you right now. Guard your heart, and mind, your thoughts, and desires. Seek first the kingdom of God – and all these things will be added unto you. He promised. God might just be waiting on you to seek Him first, so He can add some things to you…
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!