The Blessed Life – Pastor Jay
The love of yourself is the root of all evil.
Money is a magnifier of whatever is in your heart – good and bad.
If you give evil people more money they will do more evil
Manna versus Mammon
Dependence on God versus Dependence on myself
Tithing breaks the love of self (money)
Malachi 3:10 Bring your tithes to God’s house
Matthew 6:18 The church is the agent of God’s ministry
The church is Jesus’ legacy
Does Jesus care where I give?
Satan uses the media to discredit the church but most of the 350,000 churches are not scandalous
The issue with money must be resolved before God will have your heart
You shall not lust for things you don’t have
When given a compliment on something you own, there are three typical responses depending on what is in your heart at that moment: Pride, Poverty or Gratitude
Pride says, “I actually have more than that!”
Poverty says, “I actually have less than you think I do!”
Gratitude says, “Thanks”
“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain.And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”
Don’t store up things for yourself if you you don’t also generously giving to God and others.
The only way to break lust for things is to ask God to help you to put others ahead of yourself giving generously to others out of heart of love
Own only as much stuff as you can manage well and use as a part of God’s purpose for your life
There are about 300,000 items in the average American household
The average person loses 198,000 items in a lifetime
We spend 198 days of our life looking for lost stuff
We are managers not owners
by John (Sydney, Australia)
Heavenly Father please hear my pray, I’m a small business owner who has been operating this business with 1 other person.
There used to be 3 other people including myself working in this office.
I am having problems in employee the right people, and keeping my current clients and obtain new clients.
My stress levels have gone through the roof, I am having heart plan which is not good
Please Lord hear my pray, please help my bring back the glory that this office that I once had.
I know that sound selfish, but I did take it for grated where I could have help ours I didnt, now that I am help I want to help more I cannot afford it.
Please forgive me Lord for I pass mistake and sins,
Please help me to restore my clientele and grant me new clients for the business.
Lord please give me the ability to run my office and manage my employee
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