Joel C. Rosenberg is a modern prophet. In his latest book, Implosion: Can America Recover from its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time?, he outlines exactly what’s wrong with our country, why America is not mentioned in Bible Prophecy and what we need to do to save ourselves from imploding.
Today I got my last of the severance checks. I’m on my own now. I have reasons to worry.
Yet, God wanted me to get the message – Dont’ Worry! Trust Me.
I read several devotionals each morning it’s my time with God trying to get a line on what and where He want’s me to do.
The first one is from David Jeremiah:
I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.~Psalm 88:9b
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. ~Philippians 4:6-9
With the final paragraph reading:
The more we fill our heart and mind with godly prayer and meditation, the less room there will be for worry.
The I pick up 365 Days of WWJD and get:
“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” ~Matthew 6:27
“For those of us of restless heart, we must put aside our quest for peace and simply do what Jesus would do. Avoid Turmoil. Cherish inner renewal. Give God time. Love much. Peace will be the result.” (Dec. 15)
Joyce Meyer’s Hearing from God each Morning reassured me that Jesus is my friend:
You are my friends if you do what I command.~JOHN 15:14
You have a personal relationship with God; He’s your friend.
Ending with today’s Our Daily Bread: A Supporting Role
Thank You Lord, I got the message.
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My church has a food pantry which is open every Sunday morning and we provide free food to anyone who needs it. We get “day old” goods from a variety of supermarkets and food stores – everything from produce and bread to milk and meats.
Needs vs. Wants – this lesson was hard for me to learn. I guess it starts as a little kid and you see a colorful toy in the store and you say, “Mommy, I want that!” And what did your mother say? “You don’t need that.”
Stores know all about our impulses. That’s why they put the most delectable, irresistible products at the cash register – candy. That’s why they put the staple items like milk and eggs all the way in the back of the store so we have to walk past everything else we don’t need to get what we do need.
How many times have you gone in to the store for one item and end up spending 10 times as much? And your thought as you stare at the receipt, “I only came in for one thing!”
|Plaza Las Americas, San Juan, Puerto Rico|
In my recent visit to Puerto Rico, I ended up going to the largest shopping mall in the whole Caribbean to find free wifi almost every day. Commercialism is alive and well in Puerto Rico. Even during the week, there was not a time when there wasn’t a lot of people in the mall. Stores I never even heard of – some with more than one location within the mall – all showing the latest fashions or the latest gadgets that we must have and can’t live without.
I was surprised by the size of the cosmetic section in a Walgreens. At least 3x the size of the ones stateside.
Now, more than ever we all must think about making a purchase long and hard before we buy it. Do you really need this? Can you live without it? Can it wait till you have the money?
Wants are what got us in trouble. You really didn’t need to get the top-of-the-line, gas guzzler SUV with all the bells and whistles when a simpler car, that just got you to work and around town, would have been enough.
You really didn’t need to get the big house. You really didn’t need to charge that fancy necklace or high-fashion shoes. (And those shoes look tremendously uncomfortable never mind the long-term damage to ladies’ feet!)
And soon, if not already, you’ll be wondering how you’re going to make the payments. (Apparently credit card debt is a big problem in PR also.)
It’s called greed. Greed is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Vanity is another, as is Pride and Gluttony.
But God forgives all our sins. Jesus died for that very reason.
God also provides for our needs – not our wants. (Matthew 5:25-34)
Turn to God and you’ll see that all your needs will be met. Needs not wants.
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The Coming Economic Armageddon: What Bible Prophecy Warns about the New Global Economy (Paperback) by Dr. David Jeremiah
David Jeremiah is one of my favorite TV evangelists. “The Coming Economic Armageddon” is a must read. It’s an eye-opening account of the economic reality that is facing our nation and our world. As someone who worked in finance, I am attuned to the economic and business news and Dr. Jeremiah’s predictions are right on. It’s going to get worse before it gets better and it probably won’t get better until after Jesus returns.