Day 14/21 - Financial Freedom

Day 14/21 - Financial Freedom
We're TWO weeks in! It's officially day 14 of our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Journey! If you're still with us, we're so proud of you. Today's outline will be a recap of our Sunday service at FFC! If you've never visited us in person, we currently meet at Sterling High School on Sundays at 8:30, 10, and 11:30AM. You can also watch the service LIVE on our app, or any time during the week on our youtube channel. To help you on our 21 Days Journey, we have provided a prayer guide to help guide you. You can access it here. Our daily devotional is modeled after the "First 15". This is a habit we want to create that takes the first 15 minutes of your day and dedicates it to spending time with the Lord.

FIRST 15:
5 Minutes - Worship
Worship during service today was amazing! If you missed it, don't worry! We made a worship playlist that you can use during this time of worship.
Spotify
Apple Music

Youtube

5 Minutes - God's Word
Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. We're currently in week #3 of our new series This Is My Year. We’ve been discovering the power of habits - those things that we continually do. We’re learning how to stop, start and sustain the right kind of habits that will produce the outcomes we want, and we believe that God is up to something new in our lives. Pastor Josh's sermon today was titled Financial Freedom. Jesus came to proclaim freedom from the power of sin, the power of sickness, the power of poverty.
Jesus came to say…the time for God’s favor is now. The blessing is here.
But you may be thinking, where’s my blessing? The blessing is here, but sometimes, we can create barriers to our own blessing. We don’t always trust God’s Word, therefore we make choices in our own wisdom. Then, we reap man’s results. Bondage. You can be FREE financially. We aren't advocating that God is going to make everyone millionaires. Being rich isn’t the goal. Being free is the goal.
What are the principles that bring the promised blessing into our lives?
1. Tithe consistently.
  • First of all, let’s answer this question: What is the tithe? A tithe simply means 10%. If it less than 10 then it is not the tithe. When we tithe, we are bringing 10% of our income back to God in an act of worship. Why? Because He owns it all anyway and has chosen to give to us.
2. Manage responsibly.
  • Tithing isn’t a magic wand that God gives us so we can be rich. That’s not the point at all. Tithing sets up order in our finances…God’s order. Now we manage the rest responsibly. When you are a manager, you realize that it is not yours anyway. It belongs to the owner. It all belongs to the Lord.
3. Build a generous spirit.
  • It's nearly impossible to be truly generous without Christ. God is so generous. He is always giving. He is always blessing us. He loved the world and He gave His Son, Jesus. We can be generous too.

Where we put our treasure is where our heart, emotions, and passion will flow. We can live with eternity in mind. God doesn’t mind you having cool stuff. Just remember to store up treasures in Heaven.

5 Minutes - Prayer (can be read aloud)
Lord, I ask that you will help me to see clearly how I can be more generous. I know that with your power at work in my life, I can truly experience freedom in every area of my life. I ask that you will help me continue on this journey so that I can come to know you deeper, and bring you glory. In Jesus Name, Amen.

1 Comment


Diane Walters - January 20th, 2020 at 9:23am

Josh‘s sermon on finances was the best sermon I’ve heard on that topic. He gave great practical advice and was passionate. He backs it up by living that way.