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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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Forgiveness: Reflecting on Scripture

»Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in reflecting on scripture | 0 comments

Forgiveness: Reflecting on Scripture

Where do we begin when understanding how to handle debt? Trying to come to some sort of understanding seems overwhelming. My daughter has a saying that she repeats often, which when I looked it up, I discovered she was quoting Maya Angelou. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Starting from where we are, increasing our understanding, and applying what we learn as we go, will help us feel more serene in our approach to debt. In reflecting on scripture as I was working on this issue in my own life, God reminded me of the story Yeshua (Jesus) told about the king and his servants. “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle,...

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