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Start Where You Find Yourself

"When he came to his senses, he said, 'how many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death"! (Luke 15:17)

How many of us need to do as the prodigal son did, and come to our senses? How many of us are going day by day, living "prodigal lives"? Here is some definitions of a Prodigal Life:
Living excessivelyWastefulCostly RecklessLacking cautionThoughtless You may ask, what does a prodigal life have to with the title of today's blog. EVERYTHING!! You have to know where you are, before you can start where you find yourself. Just as this son began to realize where he was, we have to do the same thing. He realized that he was in a pig pen starving to death, because of his prodigal living, and he came to his senses, and started where he found himself.
He had to hit the reset button on his life, but, he had to come to his senses first. And that's what we have to do, when we find ourselves in prodigal living. We have to hit …

Money Test - Would You Pass or Fail?

Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." (Matthew 19:21)

Have you ever had a "money test"? The rich young ruler in this story did. Jesus asked him to do something, He asked him to part with his possessions and give it to the poor; do you think he passed or failed this test? If you answered failed, you are correct. He failed his "money test".

I received a number of money test, some I passed, and some I failed. One I remember like it was just yesterday. One day, I received an unexpected check in the mail for $100, and I had already had it spent in my mind before I even took it to the bank to cash it. I was going to go get my hair done, and go get a mani and a pedi.

Later on that evening I was sitting on my sofa, still very excited about the fact that I received this unexpected check, and I heard the Holy Spirit say "you didn't ask me what I …