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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Secret Way to Get Wealth

Kindness Equals Prosperity Part 2

Your money is not meant to be squandered way or collecting dust not being used.  The Lord wants us handle money according to His Word.  Your money has a mission.  Prosperity is more than money, in fact, it’s better.  It’s abundance in all things.  God’s plan is to make you prosper; everything He gives you should flourish (Jeremiah 29:11). 

Add, Subtract, Multiply

As much as the Lord wants to give to you, there are some requirements you have to meet first—faith, godly confession and being kind.  Kindness multiplies wealth.  My definition of kindness is to be gentle while making others pleased in goodness towards them.  Every kind act is connected to wealth.  Therefore, you determine your wealth.  The Lord requires kindness is because it convinces people that He is in our lives (Psalms 34:12). 

Make an effort to be helpful in your words and deeds.  Your tongue is connected to your quality of life.    Kindness brings out the good in you.  It enriches the heart of the believer.  When you speak evil of people and lie, you are not only destroying your blessing, but you are cutting your life short.  Remember Abraham, Rebecca, Rehab, Peter and the Good Samaritan?  All of those people showed unselfish acts of kindness and were greatly blessed! 

Loving the Unlovable

Acts of kindness are weapons against the devil.  In your kindness, you walking in the fruits of the spirit, undoing what the enemy has done.  People are bitter, difficult, and not easy to love because of what the enemy has done to them.  In your efforts to be kind, you are showing them the love of God, and demonstrating the hope of Christ. 

Risk of Kindness

Thinking about kindness warms the heart.   But be on guard, because the enemy wants to derail anything you are doing for the Father.  Sometimes when we show kindness, people will misinterpret our motives and attempt to use us.  Other times, people will try to turn our good into evil.  Pray to the Lord to find out the way you can show kindness and what person to show it to.

Be Nice, Be Free

Don’t be afraid to forgive people and to be generous.  The Lord is your shield (Romans 8:12).  He has enough blessings for all of us.  As you are demonstrating kindness, do not forget your family.  Lavish your love and generosity on your family.  Charity starts at home. 

Love,

Pastor Joyce

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Secret Wealth

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Secret Way to Get Wealth

Whether you know it or not, money and the kingdom of God are closely related.  In fact, there are over 2,000 references to money in the Bible.  Out of 38 parables that Jesus taught, 16 mention finances.   Additionally, everything in our lives, education, business and family is tied to money.  Interestingly, the number one need in the Christian church is finances.  In a nutshell, finances are very important. If you live in this physical earth, you are going to need a physical currency system to thrive. 

Change Your Mind and Get to Steppin (out on faith)

Lack, not having enough money, puts stress on you.  Want to get rid of the stress?  The first thing to do is change your mind.  The Lord anointed you for wealth.  You are a part of His kingdom and He needs you to be rich to help productivity in spreading His Word.  The word of faith will deliver you from lack.  Remember how God delivered the children of Israel from Egypt?  We have to maintain our faith for financial prosperity, especially when the enemy tries to attack us.  Often when we have little, we are scared to give anything away.  Remember the lady who gave her last two copper coins as an offering?  She overcame her fear to give and her act of unselfishness is still remembered today.  You have to activate your faith, and step out on the Word of the Lord.  Many Christians fail do to this.

Say Something Good

When lack tries to slither into your life, stomp it out with faith and your confession.  Don’t hesitate or complain about challenges and what you don’t have.  Continue to confess that wealth is all around you.  God mandated that wealth (and health) belong to you (Matthew 17:24).  Make all of your conversation line up with the Word of God. 

The Fruit of Your Kindness

In addition to tithes, offerings and godly confession, good ole generosity is a sure way to obtain wealth.  Kindness exhibits the fruit of the spirit and draws prosperity to you (Acts 14:16, Deuteronomy 28, Mark 12:28).  Before you get an attitude or blurt out that mean remark, remember that there is money in the seed of kindness.  The Lord needs for us to show mercy to people.  Besides, Jesus died for us—so would a smile or encouraging word hurt?  Meanness blocks prosperity.  If people scatter when you approach them, something is wrong.  The Bible says that people should rejoice when they see you coming (Proverbs 13:21). Since you claim to be a Christian, the love of Christ should be radiating from you, drawing people to you so you can be nice to them.  Remember Ruth in the Bible?  Her kindness to Naomi, landed her a rich and powerful husband.  Kindness can take you a long way in life.  And don’t rule out forgiveness and non-verbal communication.  Demonstrating a nasty attitude depletes your blessing account (along with your real one).

Be mindful to look for the good and not the bad in people.  Visit those who need it.  Encourage others and give them a hug.  Remember to serve and help someone in need.   This week, pray and ask God to show you a person that you can be kind to. 

Remember that wealth or poverty is the offspring of your belief and your actions.  Believe for God’s best in your life and show kindness to His people.

Love,

Pastor Joyce

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