Friday, September 25

Tag: generosity

Don’t Seize Up in Lock Down
Personal Life

Don’t Seize Up in Lock Down

Don't seize up in lock down! 3 simple tips on how to stay in personal momentum during a season of lock down. All from encountering these rusted bikes that had been dredged from a nearby canal! https://youtu.be/YXUYBtUsd58
Personal Life, Uncategorized

I’ve got a control issue!

Ever wondered why you like to be in control? You may not be a 'control freak' but if you don't have somewhat of a control issue then you are probably not fully human! We have an innate desire to control our environment, our lives, relationships and, well, pretty much everything! In turn we fall in the trap of things controlling us; our money, our performance, habits, desires and, well, pretty much anything! Yet, if we could resist the slightly freakish internal control demand for a moment we might discover some powerful tools that will break this control issue. In the words of Clay Scroggins in his book ‘How to Lead in a World of Distraction’ you need to ‘Turn down the noise long enough to be curious about what’s inside of you.’ As we turn down the distracting white noises ar
Financial Life

The Principle of the First

As we prepare to enter our Vision Builders season it's good to prepare our hearts and minds on the power of biblical financial principles.  The principle of the first, would be the first principle we can take hold of that will help us find God's hand on our financial world, in fact on every part of our lives. God wants to bless us so we can be a blessing.  Be blessed with this:
Financial Life, Personal Life

What comes first?

Today I am not posing a conundrum.  What comes first? The chicken or the egg?  Nothing quite as deep as that.  But I am simply posing the question is it important what we do in what order? Well the answer is absolutely, yes.  What you do first determines what time there is left to do other things.  Therefore, if we want to ensure the most significant things get done, they must be done first. The same is true of our giving.  If we give with whats leftover, very often we won't be giving at all or will at least not be able to freely determine how much we give.  Lets take a look at a moment in Abraham's giving: The lord told him, “Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” 10 So Abram presented all these to
Financial Life

Oiling the Wheels of Life

Luke 16:9-13 NLT 9 I tell you, use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. In this way, your generosity stores up a reward for you in heaven. Make friends – be generous with what you have, a gift makes room for you in someone's world 10 "Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won't be faithful in large ones. If you cheat even a little, you won't be honest with greater responsibilities. The small counts - well its just a 'white lie', 'they will never miss it' - the problem with this is there is then no guarantee how you will react in a more significant situation when under pressure. A character flaw has already been sown. Show integrity in the small matters then you have a character that is more likely to handle the big and pressured matters well too. 11 And i