God spoke, but we had the i-pod on.

What if God was to tell you something that you have waited to hear. Possibly a confirmation, a revelation, a word of comfort, a word of faith, a word of encouragement etc. Chances are, you might not hear it if you have your ipod on. Of course I do not mean that in the literal sense. The i-pod is merely an analogy. Maybe you cannot hear God because you are busy jumping into conclusions (prejudgments) concerning what God is telling you. You know…assuming that what you are doing is God’s will when it isn’t!

Well, just so you know, I have had my “i-pod on” for a long time. I mean, I had it on full volume- bumping my head an all. Then when I sat down and listened, well I heard the words that I have always wanted to hear. Perhaps this may sound gibberish, perhaps it may sound familiar- Ultimately if you are in the journey, the Christian race – you will sooner or later find out what I am talking about.

I urge everyone to take off their “i-pods”. Listen, pray, fast, meditate, Go to Church! Do something that will encourage you to be more open to hear that gentle voice that our Spirit loves.

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for speaking to me. I know that I have a lot of listening to do. Let me know your plans, let me know my duty.

In Jesus Name, Amen!

Debt Treadmill

NIV
[Ro 13:8] Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.

We live in a time that debt has become the norm for majority of the American citizens. Be it student loans, credit card debt, car loans etc. We are spending more than we have and owing more than we can pay. We live in a “work-spend” environment that causes us to be in a downward spiral.

Imagine taking a stroll in the park vs. walking on a treadmill. When we actually walk in the park, we are gaining distance. We are steadily moving from Point A to Point B. If we walk on a treadmill, we are in the same position. This is the same with credit card debt. Majority of Americans are on the treadmill and possibly will be on there for a long time unless they

a)      File for bankruptcy

b)      Get out of debt.

Ultimately, “We’re moving from a conspicuous consumption — which is ‘buy without regard’ — to a calculated consumption,” says Marshal Cohen, an analyst at the NPD Group, the retailing research and consulting firm.

Avoid greedy lifestyles that coerce you to SPEND!!  Invest, be a shrewd spender!

Debt is not the will of God. Remember he paid for our sins on Calvary. He paid our debt.

Pray, sacrifice and work to eradicate DEBT!

This is my Prayer Unto thee Lord,

NASB
[Dt 28:12] “The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

AMEN