I Was Broke! Now I’m Not!

24 Feb

If you’re in financial bondage, you’re in spiritual bondage too!

The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7)

What would you do if God suddenly blessed you $1 million in a single day? How much would you give away and to whom or what? How much would you save? How much would you invest? And how much would you spend? Have you ever tried writing all that down?

Maybe if God knew you were committed to sowing much of the money He blessed you with back into His Kingdom, He would open a really huge door of financial opportunity for you. Sound crazy? Maybe. Maybe not. God’s ways are not our ways. He is counter-cultural.

Julia (my wife) and I are currently participating in an outstanding 6-week Financial LIFE Group workshop called “I was broke. Now I’m not!” This course is being led by my pastor, Matt Gregory, who has been my top financial coach and mentor over the past 8 years. Each Saturday morning, our private LIFE group meets online for a 90 webinar.

One of the questions that Matt asked each participant to answer is “What would you do with $1 million if God gave that to you in a single day?” He wanted us to write out our answer over the following week and to be very specific. Husband and wife were asked to do this separately and then compare notes.

Today at 11 am EST, I’m hosting a webinar along with Jerry to share some of the valuable principles and tips I have recently learned from Matt with you. I realize you don’t have much notice. That’s the way it is frequently when God reaches out to bless YOU. The question is, “Are you available?” It’s not me asking – it’s the Holy Spirit.

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By the way, when Matt took the 5-week “UNCOMMON Journaling For Destiny” course that Jerry Graham and I led back in June 2008, Matt discovered that he has always liked numbers and God wired him that way. In January 2009, Matt began his own blog called “The Counting Pastor” after he came over as an apprentice for his first JIREH Marketing (Web 2.0) training. Shortly after he began leading two weekly financial workshops. So my wife and I are already reaping the fruit from sowing into his life.

Oh, and another thing. When I conducted a survey of my followers in mid 2008 asking for their 3 greatest life challenges out of a possible list of 20, Finances was by far the #1 challenge. Do you want some guidance with your finances? Then sign up NOW. This webinar begins in just an hour.

Prayer Power
Heavenly Father, we praise You as our Jehovah JIREH, our Provider. Like faith, you have given each of us a different measure of financial resources. With both faith and finances, you expect us to be good stewards. May you bless today’s webinar to empower participants to be good stewards with their money. Thank you Jesus. Amen and hallelujah!

Blessings of the Day
1) “JIREH Marketing: I Was Broke! Now I’m Not” free webinar at 11 am EST today

2) “Experiencing God Through Journaling: Garden of the Heart Ministries” free webinar with Debra Bosacki at 8 pm EST today

Blessings to learn to be a godly steward with your finances!

Joseph PeckJoseph

Joseph Peck, M.D.
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4 Responses to “I Was Broke! Now I’m Not!”

  1. jp5281 February 24, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    St Paul said somewhere in one of his letters:
    “I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little”
    So perhaps it is wrong to use the money God provides for food to fill my stomach to the point I am not hungry every day? That may seem like a strange question but it is a real one for me. I spend a lot of my day being hungry. I have a propensity to gain weight. I am over weight. I feel better when my stomach is full. Every time I go to church or family functions or meet with friends or business associates it seems to revolve around food. We have beggars that stand just outside of the Chinese (all you can eat) buffet asking for a donation. They are dirty cold and hungry. It is a paradox for me. It is different in other countries but in the United States perhaps for me it is not an issue “do you want to be rich or poor” (we are all rich). Perhaps we might ask the question ” Does Jesus want me to be hungry today”?

  2. Randy Peck March 2, 2009 at 8:45 am #

    Hi John,

    Thank for your feedback. Being content with whatever we have is definitely a biblical truth. Being a good steward with our finances is something Jesus, Paul, Solomon and other taught about. There is a wide-spread poverty mentality amongst most of the Body of Christ that is not Biblical. It is not holier to be poor. Money isn’t inherently evil, but the love of money is. It is OK to be rich, but seek ye first the Kingdom of God.

    Fasting (from food) periodically is something Jesus commanded his followers to do. Caring for the downtrodden, including the hungry, poor, widows, orphans, sick, prisoners, etc, is something Jesus commanded us to do. Taking good care of our bodies, the temples of the Holy Spirit, is biblical.


  3. Joseph Sangl March 20, 2009 at 9:41 pm #

    I am glad that the study has helped you, and thanks so much for the kind words!

    Joseph Sangl

  4. Randy Peck March 23, 2009 at 6:04 am #

    Hi Joseph,

    Thank you for your comment. It was an unexpected surprise and blessing. I just visited your blog at http://www.josephsangl.com and found that quite helpful.

    Blessings for your most fruitfuly year ever in 2009!

    Randy Peck, M.D.

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