Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word – sometimes it says something you wouldn’t think of, or come up with, other times it establishes an entire framework for your thinking – that is completely opposite of what everyone else thinks, or what you have thought your whole life. “Then Do This.” God used this phrase to clearly distinguish between two opposite ways of thinking. This was God’s instruction for someone who got themselves into trouble, because of their ignorance of God’s Way instead of man’s way. This instruction – was in regard to money. “Then do this my son, to free yourself…” God didn’t just say what not to do – financially, He gave an entire mindset reset… a completely different way of thinking and doing and living - so the result for His children - would be freedom financially – not bondage. God made it clear. The first five verses in Proverbs Chapter 6 - is how the world thinks and operates financially. The next six verses are completely the opposite, it’s how God wants His children to think and operate financially. Here is perhaps the difference. Most people pay tomorrow for what they spend today. God says – pay today for what you will spend tomorrow. It’s called ‘saving.’ Save first, spend later, not spend first, pay later. This is completely opposite – as the heavens are higher than the earth. People will even argue for the way of slavery – as if it somehow makes financial sense, they’ll probably talk about interest, and OPM, (other people’s money) as if it is to your advantage. No, anytime you use other people’s money, they make money off of the risk you take. If you lose it, their guarantee is you! You have no guarantee. Other People’s Money – indicates they have it, you don’t – and if you use their money – they’ll always get more, you won’t. God said He wants you to use His money at His direction to be a giver and a lender, not a borrower. The difference between a master and a slave. God even gave a simple example – the ant – to demonstrate what He was talking about. The biggest money question is - Will you obey with it? Do you even realize it’s God’s money not yours? And if you do, will you obey? Praying that you will review The Money Packet. To learn and remember what His Word so clearly teaches. What did God say about money? Here’s God’s Money Six-Pack #1) The first 10% belongs to him. It’s called the tithe. You don’t even start managing – until you get down to 90% of what you just got. #2) Give an Account - know the condition of your flock - know where God’s money is so you can ask Him what to Do with it. You need a good tool to do this. Ask God, and if He tells you, call us, we will give you the 4C’s Tool free of charge, set it up for you, and help you use it. It works! Peace comes, not from more money, but being fully obedient with what you have. #3) Work for the LORD, not for money, but if you don’t work, you shouldn’t eat. #4) Save for the future, don’t spend whatever you get That’s what the fool does. #5) Do not borrow. Don’t sign! not for your car or someone else’s - you’re on the hook either way… God says it’s lacking judgment, He says its slavery, presuming upon tomorrow. If you don’t have it, don’t spend it. Save for it. #6) Give. Give God what’s His, give to the poor, you’ll be lending to the LORD. Give and it will be given to you. The measure you give with is the measure you receive with. These are totally opposite of what the world thinks. The world thinks if you don’t give, you’ll keep more, God says “Give, and you’ll get more.” God’s Money Six-Pack. 1)Tithe, 2)Account For, 3)Work for, 4)Save for, 5)Never borrow, 5)Give. Praying that you will know and remember what God says about money, and do it. And if you ever starting thinking something is smart with money – that goes against God’s six-pack – don’t do it. God clearly warns, what seems smart, is really… stupid. Like the man who strikes hands in pledge. Praying that you will be content with what you have, not greedy for more. Praying that you will be faithful with whatever God gives you, as you work for Him, not man, or money, or stuff – that He already promised to give to those who obey Him. Praying that you will Give whatever He tells you, and buy whatever He tells you, that you saved for… Not pay later for what you bought even though you didn’t have the money yet. Praying that your joy will be in the LORD and His Word, and doing what He says, not thinking you need more. It won’t make you happy, getting more will just make you want more. Better to be content with what you have, willing to give, and faithful with what you get. God’s way is better, way better, always better. Because Joy comes with it!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!