There is America poor and then there is third world poor, my husband and i can say we have experienced both and broken through many mental and physical restrictions Concerning poverty and money ! We are unashamed about teaching individuals about managing money and breaking through poverty! It is part of our life message to empower and give biblical strategies not so you can be rich but so you can be free the restrictions and limitations a poverty mindset has on you! We have seen this spirit work in third world countries and developed countries and in both it is very much connected to the spirit of religion and the orphan spirit, so we are coming for it! At the end of the month we have a business and finance symposium, join us on Sunday mornings live or streaming Legacy Center Church and at the end of August❗️ #Money#povertyspirit#transferofwealth#kingdom
Breaking free..... .
Silhouette by Kara Walker.
If you haven't seen her work before, today is the today to Google her name.
9 months ago
A posture of confidence and victory. .
Today, I am reminded by Cedar to posture with confidence in my identity, boldness in my calling. This posture comes before the Throne running with passion, proclaiming victory. Positioned with faith so high because he knows he's rich, he knows all is his through his relationship with Jesus Christ. .
Lord God remind us of our calling, of what pleases You, of our identity. Let us proclaim victory before we have even seen the battle! Today we break the bonds of false humility, false humbleness, and a poverty spirit. We say yes to the blessings of a holy confidence and the richness of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Extend our imaginations Lord to hold Your vision. Let us pull Heaven to Earth! (I feel like a woohoo is needed here! So wooohoooo! And Amen for my traditionalists.)
House choices. #povertyspirit vs #kingdomspirit. These homes in Fish Haven are practically neighbors. The contrast is startling. .
“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.” #cslewis
1 year ago
This beggarly attitude!
There was a cleaner standing sentinel at the door of the convenience at the local airport. She greeted me (rather effusively I thought) & then did something unusual. She followed me in. Strange, I thought. She opened the door of a cubicle for me, shepherding me in with a flourish. Stranger still...& then she handed me a roll of toilet paper. I was embarrassed. I mean whoever expects to find such great customer service in the convenience? For heavens sake! All I wanted was to do my private business in peace. When I was done, I noticed that she was back at her post. "Mummy, anything for me?" she asked & then it dawned on me; all that unnecessary & embarassing customer service was with a goal in mind; she wanted some of my hard earned money. Other airport officials had asked the same question. "Anything for the boys? Your boys are working o"
Yes, you are working! Are you not being paid a salary? And how did you become my boys? Gbogbo nonsense e! (All kinds of rubbish)
Christmas is round the corner. The season that makes salaried beggars become shamelessly desperate. Security men almost lose their balance trying to hold your car door open for you. Such gallantry! Seen only at this time of year!
Why this beggarly attitude? Why do we feel so entitled? Why do we feel that we cannot make a good living for ourselves with our sweat & brains? Why do we profess faith in God yet remain beggarly? Why are we so greedy?
Educated or illiterate this attitude is pervasive. It is a poverty spirit that expects lack & loss & says 'I cannot hope to succeed without begging or stealing'. It keeps people down; minimized & defeated.
One doesn't need to look too far to see why we are where we are as a country, but we must change our paradigm.
1 year ago
“God will always keep his promises but He’s not obligated to keep your potential” ~ w o a h! It’s easy to accept the poverty mindset or the victim mindset. But we are made for more. You were not made to be small. Don’t let minor setbacks keep you from your God given potential. ✨
1 year ago
🖤🖤 A million times YES...
Every Thursday morning, I sit in a roomful of amazing and talented women. God has blessed each of them richly. We gather around the table, celebrating each other’s joys and weeping over the sorrows in prayer. I learned from them that competition, comparison, and criticism have no place among women of God in the Body of Christ.
Their joys and wins mean as much to me as if they were happening to me personally. But this can only happen when we learn to collaborate, celebrate, and complement each other. “In anthropology, limited good is the theory commonly held in traditional societies that there is a limited amount of "good" to go around.
In other words, the amount of land, money, etc. available is held to be finite, so every time one person profits, another loses.
Ladies, the Kingdom of God is not a society of limited good. There is enough encouragement, love, and affirmation from our Father to go around. We don’t have to cage fight UFC-style for the good things God has for each of us.” -excerpt from my message called Better Together.
This morning when I was making my morning drink (hot Spark), I had the thought that in the privileged part of the world that we live in, the food choices that we make reflect what we believe to be true about this life.
We can choose something that will merely sustain us for the day, something low in nutrients and vitamins. Something quick, easy, cheap, "it will do" kind of food. Content that we made it through to see another day (something we shouldn't take for granted). Or we could choose something that will not only sustain us for the moment by also enrich our bodies for the future. Something that may take longer to prepare, cost more money or even be an acquired taste. But by choosing it we're also saying that we are hopeful for the future. We know that while we should be present in the right now, we also believe that there is more to come and the shape of our body and hearts when we get there, matters.
God has been speaking to me about the difference between poor in spirit and a poverty spirit. The way we live our lives every day reflect which one we're truly living under. From the first thought in our head when we wake up, the way we engage with those around us, to the food we set before us, to what we truly believe about God and ourselves.
Just wanted to share some of the things He has been stirring my heart recently. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, or what he's been stirring up in you!
The poverty spirit will try to tell you that you're not enough, your situation will not change for the better, and that God is not going to be there for you.
But would a God who so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten Son, Jesus, then abandon us?
Rather, He has given us the Holy Spirit that He may be with us forever.
Below are a couple of related Scriptures:
John 14:16-20 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Father, I pray that we would be more aware of Your Presence and Your Work in our lives every day through the Holy Spirit. And that we would continually grow in knowing You as our Father. Lord, we ask that You reveal and remove any misbeliefs we have about You. We pray this in Jesus' Name. Amen.