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The Good Shepherd

The Lord is my Shepherd; I have all that I need.
Psalm 23:1 (New Living Translation)

In John 10:11 Jesus calls Himself the “Good Shepherd”, and we are His sheep. So if He is the Good Shepherd, and we are His sheep, why do we walk around worrying about things that are of no concern to us? Is it because we don’t understand the characteristics of a sheep?

Sheep are completely dependent on the shepherd for provision, guidance, and protection. Could that be the problem in our finances? Could it be that we are not completely dependent on Jesus for our provision, for guiding us in our money, and for protecting our money from the devour?

When we allow God, our Shepherd to guide us, we have contentment. When we choose to go our own way, by trying to provide for ourselves, guide ourselves, and protect ourselves, we cannot blame God for the environment we find ourselves in.

When we take God out of the equation we find ourselves in lack, need, and to put it plainly, we find ourselves in a poverty posi…

What Have You Complained About Lately?

Soon the people began to complain about their hardship, and the Lord heard everything they said. Then the Lord's anger blazed against them, and he sent a fire to rage among them, and he destroyed some of the people in the outskirts of the camp. (Numbers 11:1) New Living Bible

Man, the Lord slapped me with this one today!! Today I had to have dental work done, and the total out of pocket for me was $250, and then I had to get Latrell's prescription filled, and that was $20. So needless to say, by the end of the day I was complaining about all this money I had to pay. And then I started to complain to one of my friends "every time I get some extra money I have to spend it on something". And then I called a family member and complained to them about it (because telling just one person wasn't enough for me). :-) Well, that family member got me in check real quick. And she said to me "did you know I don't have any medical insurance, and how much it would have …

4 things you should never do with your credit cards..

(The below is from a post from Susan McCarthy; please check out this link when you get a chance... Great information!! Don't make only the minimum payments. This stretches out your payment and, thanks to the interest, significantly increases your overall cost.Don't carry too many cards. Multiple cards make it easier to rack up debt because it's harder to keep track of your spending. Having lots of cards isn't necessarily bad for your credit, but misusing them is. So limit your plastic to two national cards (store cards often carry higher interest rates) that you manage carefully.Don't miss payment due dates. Not only will you be hit with a late fee-as high as $39 on some cards-but your interest rate could also jump. Sign up for online banking or pay over the phone if you're up against the deadline. (You may pay a processing fee, but it will probably be less than the…

How is Your Stewardship?

Moreover, it is [essentially] required of stewards that a man should be found faithful [proving himself worthy of trust]. I Corinthians 4:2 (Amplified Bible)

Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful.
I Corinthians 4:2 (Living Translation)

The definition of a steward is a person who manages another's property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others. Did you know that God owns everything we have, and He has made us stewards over everything He has given to us, and yes, that includes MONEY!! If you don't believe me let's go to the word about it: Psalm 24:1 tells us "the earth is the Lord's, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him. (Living Translation)

Sounds to me like "God OWNS everything"!! So because the earth and everything in it belongs to the Lord, we are mere stewards or caretakers over His stuff. So shouldn't we be committed to the proper management of what …