Saturday, September 6, 2014

Give To Caesar What Belongs To Caesar

- $7,000 braces
- $400 Pony Club Rally
- $400 stuff for Rally
- $300 shocks for car
- $800 water heater
- $600 new brakes on car
- $300 soccer
- $200 stuff for soccer
- $25 birthday present for your child's friend
- Back to School shoes and clothes (maybe in B.C)
- Mortgage
- Hydro
- Gas
- Food
- Insurance
- Taxes

I'll stop right here. I think you get the picture. The money lists due seem to go on and on and on, don't they?  I have had my moments where I find myself not breathing due to stress; when I focus on the money list. My breath is laboured and short, my body tense, my joy non-existent. I live in great dis-ease. My family is affected and my health is affected. I do not live free.

Galatians 5:1

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."

Why am I not living free? 

I'm focused on money and not on Him. I'm ashamed to say that money, and it's worries, hold me captive at times. It is my yoke of slavery. My decisions have been based off the question, "How much money will this bring us?" Not that I want a lot of money... I just want to breath and pay off my debt, so I can start saving and live free.
Perhaps, you too have felt like you were on a sinking ship with only the top of the mast up out of water and you're hanging on for dear life?

We need it to live, but we don't truly live worrying about the lack of money, do we?

How do we get the ship of finances back afloat and start living in that freedom?
- Pray
- Humble yourself and stop trying to do it all on your own. 
- Find a financial adviser you can trust - don't be embarrassed to ask for help.


"Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." Mark 12:17

Don't let money hold you back from being the person God created you to be. It's going to take time and effort, but you can do it!