March 24, 2009
Faith like a child
Yesterday, we spoke of the spiritual life that our Messiah calls us to. Today Jesus teaches us how to seek and find Him and then to achieve a peace and rest in Him. I think this is what many in the world are looking for…a life with less stress, more peace and rest!
The key to faith and growth in Jesus is childlike faith. A big problem in the Church is our constant wrestling over and obsession with complex theology. This blog is no exception. We posted an interview with brothers of the Chinese Church a week ago, and what we see of them who are experiencing an incredibly rich walk with the Lord is the simple faith and trust of a child to his parents. The complex theology does not bring us close to Him, the absolute devotion and commitment of our lives does. Read the rest of this entry »
December 23, 2008
We’ve been discussing the 7 stages to get to proper financial stewardship. Today we’ll concern ourselves with stage 3: the Castle/Moat Blueprint.
Great castles of the middle ages had two things in common. To protect their glorious, high-rising structures, kings would dig a moat around them, and enclose them within an armor of high, strong walls. We at Kingdom Calling employ this same principle for our clients, and recommend anyone on the road to financial stewardship for God do the same.
Most people are focused on building pretty castle turrets, but they forget the walls and the moat that make the the castle turrets possible. A strong foundation to your plan is essential. We discuss every area of protection: insurance, legal arrangements such as wills & trusts, and corporate structures, and cash reserves. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t have big holes in their protection when we first met. Often they have made decisions in a hurry, based on too little education, or based on price…often all three. It is often possible for you to have a far greater level of protection at a smaller cost, simply by educating yourself. Read the rest of this entry »