Tuesday, December 1

Financial Life

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

Money that Works

Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. Isaiah 55:2 The simple rule of thumb when it comes to financial management is only spend what you have. Not what you will have, or would like to have, not what you think you deserve. Otherwise you will have a lifestyle that is unmatched by your current affordability. "If your outgo exceeds your income, then your upkeep will be your downfall." Bill Earle Staying liquid is and always will be fundamental to us staying on top of our financial world and having personal confidence in this area. 3 things to consider when looking to make your finances work well: 1. Budget - it doesn't matter how much m...
Family Life, Financial Life, Health Life, Personal Life, Work Life

20 things to consider in how to improve your 2014

I am believing this year will be incredibly fruitful for you.  As you think through your priorities and how life might be a bigger year for you try this list (by Tom Corley, RichHabitsInstitute.com).  The fact that its a list comparing the wealthy with the poor is not necessarily the main objective, but simply that good habits always reap good results: 1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble. 2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this. 3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically four days a week. 23% of poor do this. 4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% of poor peo