A prayer for the day: We are constricted by stories of scarcity. Break through these false tales with the surprising truth of abundance. May we bask in your shalom and then perform your story of generosity over and over again. Amen. (Walter Brueggemann, A Way Other than Our Own)
Reading for today: Psalm 42, 43, 85, 86 Gen. 46:1-7, 28-34 1 Cor. 9:1-15 Mark 6:47-56 Our need is to turn our minds to Christ. Our problem is that we are self-obsessed. “Teach me your way, Lord; so that I can walk in your truth. Make my heart focused only on honoring your name.” —Continue reading “The mind set on God — true abundance”
In my reading list, I moved from the end of Romans 8 to the beginning of Psalm 23.
Imagine a life where you have wealth and satisfaction! Your children are serving God! Your enemies can’t win! You build a legacy! All YOURS! There is something in me that now wants to say, “All yours for a seed faith offering… operators are standing by!” But audacious claims like that can happen. They can feedContinue reading “Blessings! Power! Abundance! All YOURS!”
Growing into adulthood in the age of the “prosperity gospel” there was the misuse of 3 John v. 2 about prospering “as your soul prospers.” A newer translation says this: 2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting alongContinue reading “Prosperity”