Friday, March 23, 2007

Reap what you sow Part 3


Matt. 7:2 "...and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again"

And as I thought about the things God was showing me I understood that God is very deliberate. Let's look at the word deliberate. Websters dictionary (Intermediate Dictionary) defines deliberate as to "think about carefully" as if "balancing on a scale". It is also described as

* done or said on purpose
* careful and slow in deciding
* slow in action- not hurried
* voluntary

So this takes planning and preparation. If you want financial freedom you have to plan for it. You cannot expect to put a "magic offering" in the collection plate and reap a million dollars. This is something that we hear alot in Christianity. We get excited when the preacher says "Turn around 3 times and look at your neighbor and say Neighbor we are turning our financial situation around". Are you really? I think not, all you are doing is turning around making yourself dizzy. If you want to correct your financial situation read a book about finances, attend a workshop, etc. Do something proactive about coming out of debt. All of these spooky things we do in Christianity are not spiritual. It is spiritual when you take your broke self to a workshop and learn how to get out of debt. God is a God of common sense. He is a practical God. He may be supernatural but He is not SPOOKY.



9 comments:

Insightful said...

While I was reading that I wanted to know if your financial situation was under control or are you in debt? Me, personally, I'm not. I have a loan that I'm paying off every month (on time) but that's about it, God willing...

Rhoadie said...

I have a college loan that I'm paying off.

Insightful said...

I am currently working as a night security, but this is only temporary. I returned from Canada at the end of 2005 and I'm looking ahead to a TEFL internship in Mexico later this year, which will jumpstart my full-time teaching career. What do you do for a living?

Rhoadie said...

That's cool. I was a Psych major but it was hard finding descent work in my major, so now I'm in sales. But I plan on going back to school and getting a Master's.

Rhoadie said...

I forgot to ask if you wanted to teach in Mexico permanently. Yeah hopefully I'll get my Master's in Social Work, in the upcoming years. My dream is to have my own Non-Profit organization that serves disadvantaged youth my ideas are pretty sketchy now, but economic empowerment is a big goal I will like to accomplish with the youth.

But speaking of Mexico, do you know there are black Mexicans? I saw something about it on the internet. I don't know the history though. I just think it's interesting.

Insightful said...

Yeah, the thing about psychology is that you have to go all the way in order to get the most success out of it. I majored in History when I was in college. The most I can do with that is teach, of course.

Part of the reason I am going to teach English in Mexico is to learn Spanish. Knowing Spanish becomes more important everyday--especially in the U.S. The experience of teaching as well as knowledge of the language I gain will well have been worth it. Ultimately I want to settle and teach in the United States after several years in Mexico.

Speaking of African-Mexians (of which I am familiar) go to this link to find out more about them:
http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/feature/ethnic/bv/vaughnindex.html

Also, to learn more about indigenous African-Canadians and their fight for reparations check this site out:
http://cbc.ca/national/real/reparations010905.smi

Then tell me what you thought about them. Did you learn anything new?..

Rhoadie said...

I'll check out those sites...

Insightful said...

http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/feature/ethnic/bv/vaughnindex.html

This is the complete url for the African-mexican website. Part of it didn't show in the last post for some reason

Insightful said...

I don't know why the rest of the url keeps getting truncated. Anyway, after "/bv/", add this to it:

vaughnindex.html

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