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"Are You Listening to the World or the WORD?" Dave Ramsey

Posted by Debbie Marable on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 2:34pm.

Are you focusing in the right direction?

The world outside the church has a pretty dismal view of things. These doom-and-gloomerstake their cues from the headlines, but we can't really blame the media. The reporters are just doing their jobs, reporting the facts and current events through their own perspectives. Of course, the TV talking heads do try to stir things up a bit at times. After all, people need some reason to watch the news, and "if it bleeds, it leads," right? That being said, we need to take the world's outlook on the economy and strain it through the Word of God.

"Just sold a $255
  item on eBay to pay off a $214 debt. Getting closer every day!"

  from Facebook

The world sees the glass half-empty. Those of us in Christ should look beyond the glass to the pitcher. Remember the story of the woman at the well? Check out John 4:13–14: "Jesus answered and said to her, 'Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but
whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.'"
With God as our provider, we'll never be thirsty!

"But the natural man
  does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to
  him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

  Corinthians 2:14

No matter how bad things seem to be or how panicked the voices coming from your TV sound, take a deep breath and remember God is still firmly seated on His throne. He will take care of you; that's His responsibility as your Father. Your responsibility is to trust His promises and obey His instructions in each area of your life, including how you handle your money. (For help learning how, consider taking a Financial Peace University class.)

So basically what we're saying is: Trust and obey. There's no other way!

How regularly do you watch the evening news?

How does their report differ from Scripture?

Have you been worrying when you should be trusting?

If so, how can you get back on track?

Find a Financial Peace University class in your area!

1 Response to ""Are You Listening to the World or the WORD?" Dave Ramsey"

Susannah wrote: More posts of this quality. Not the usual c***, paslee

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 12:34pm.

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