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Friday Inspiration

Contentment comes when money and financial decisions do not control  a person’s thoughts. In other words, contentment comes with an attitude about money that is totally free from worry and anxiety caused by any possible use or misuse of money; therefore, content individuals can sleep like a baby.

Biblical Financial Planning “A Biblical Worldview of Personal Finance”, Ron Blue and Dr. Justin M. Henegar

Friday Inspiration

We choose our occupation and profession without a moment’s thought as to God’s will in the matter. We spend our money and our time with no thought but for our personal pleasure, and the thought of God, if it enters our mind at all, is pushed aside as a disagreeable and unwelcome thing and we will have none of it.  This is the real root of sin of life, the rejection of divinity.

James Madison Stifler, The Christ of Christianity, A Study of Luke and Acts

 

 

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Financial Friend

I find money and possessions fascinating and frustrating, usually not at the same time. The more we have, the better we are supposed to feel—more secure—but that’s usually not the case.

We most likely have our team of advisors: CPA; attorney; insurance person; financial advisor; maybe even a bookkeeper and other professionals who advise us. But have you ever considered having a financial friend?

As you already know, money is still a taboo topic to discuss personally in social circles, with family, and with friends.

But what if we had a friend with whom we could share our entire financial life? We could discuss our financial mistakes, our fears, our struggles, our dreams and the concerns we are currently having.

Would our financial lives—and life for that matter—become better or worse?

I’ve had a financial friend for a couple of years now, and it’s been great. We’re able to encourage one another; learn from one another; pray for one another and best of all, bring this dark topic out into the light. We ask the hard questions to challenge one another to see money in a different light. My financial life has improved and my perspective has changed because of our “financial friendship.” We study and continue learning what the Bible says about money and possessions, and talk about how this impacts our lives and eternity. This isn’t a mentor/mentee relationship but one of walking  together with  one another in an area of life that is often avoided in community.

What do you think about this idea of having a financial friend?

“But if it’s only money these leaders are after, they’ll self-destruct in no time. Lust for money brings trouble and nothing but trouble. Going down that path, some lose their footing in the faith completely and live to regret it bitterly ever after” (1 Timothy 6:9-10) The Message.

Friday Inspiration

Money provides a training ground for spiritual growth that will last into eternity.

Ron Blue and Karen Guess, Never Enough-3 Keys To Financial Contentment