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Spiritual Abundance: Reflecting on Scripture

»Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in reflecting on scripture | 0 comments

Spiritual Abundance: Reflecting on Scripture

What does the scripture say about the idea that there is enough? What does Ephesians say about sufficiency? Can we clarify these thoughts with the Word of God? Reflecting on scripture and relating these ideas to Ephesians, we see Paul opening the first chapter in verse three with, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua (Jesus) Messiah, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Messiah.” This sense of bounty continues throughout the first chapter, which is replete with references to abundance: verse six, which He freely bestowed on us verse seven, according to the riches of His grace verse eight, which He lavished on us verse eleven, we have obtained an inheritance verse eighteen, the riches of the glory of His...

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There is Enough: Understanding the Experiences of Life

»Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

There is Enough: Understanding the Experiences of Life

Changing our thinking about reality, understanding there is enough, living in the happiness of the present, is the reality that will change our world and those around us. “R. Buckminster (“Bucky”) Fuller stated in the 70’s, that we were able to do so much more with so much less that as a human family we clearly had reached a point where there actually was enough for everyone everywhere to meet or even surpass their needs to live a reasonably healthy, productive life. The challenge, he said, was that all our structures and systems—politics, government, health-care, education, economics, and especially our money system—have been designed around scarcity, around the belief that there was not enough for everyone and that someone would be left out.”...

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Sufficiency: Reflecting on Scripture

»Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in reflecting on scripture | 0 comments

Sufficiency: Reflecting on Scripture

Beginning to identify exactly what we need leads us to finding balance between poverty and riches and helps us to live a balanced life free of guilt instead of wondering if we are doing what is right or not. The opposite of debt is not riches, just like the opposite of love is not hate. Finding middle ground, a place where we can rest in God’s Word and His promises is a place I believe is called sufficiency. Traveling to Kenya and experiencing the abject poverty of the people I met there juxtaposed against my complete inability to meet their needs with what resources I had personally, created a desire in me to find a philosophy that would work in any country, any situation, and be based on the Word of God. Stumbling on Lynne Twist’s book, The Soul of Money,...

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