Daily Inspiration



Daily Inspirational Thoughts

to bless your life.

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A Daily Devotional

Monday through Friday 

by Beth McLendon


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Catch a new vision

this week!

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 This is a great time to think about

Money Management.


And

A great time to

teach your children and teens

to be wise with money.



Also consider visiting our

Prayer for Money







Monday January 23, 2017


God tells us to spend less

than we make.


Sometimes there are unusual circumstances

where we have to live on our savings

or

where we go in debt.


Wisdom says that those are times

without spending on unneeded things.

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In normal circumstances God expects us

to live on what we make.

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God wants us to learn to live on

LESS

than we make.




God tells us to

Save

for future needs.


"The wise man saves for the future,

but the foolish man spends whatever he gets."

Proverbs 21:20 TLB


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"Take a lesson from the ants, you lazy fellow.

Learn from their ways and be wise!

For though they have no king to make them work,

yet they labor hard all summer,

gathering food for the winter."

Proverbs 6:6-8 TLB




Tuesday January 24, 2017


God wants us to avoid debt.



"Owe no man any thing,

but

to love one another."

Romans 13:8a KJV


The wisdom of God says not to get into debt buying things

we do not need and certainly not things that will not

appreciate in value.


If you choose to go into debt, do it with a lot of analytical thought. Remember... getting into debt to get a college education is not the same as getting into debt to go on vacation.


The more you avoid debt,

the more blessed you are

 emotionally and financially.


Unrealistic Expectations

Many people have unrealistic expectations about how daily life should look and feel.

Many people think that life is about going out to eat often, having zillions of channels on cable T.V., going to the movies often, driving an expensive car, buying the latest cell phone, etc.


When our expectations are high,
we find our daily satisfaction low.

AND

When our expectations are high,
we get into a lot of debt.



When we decide to grow our gratitude

to God

for the things we have

and

purposely enjoy the things we have

instead of focusing on what we don't have -

We find our Satisfaction

and Joy in Life

Increasing!


Consider our

Gratitude Prayers!



Wednesday  January 25, 2017



God wants us to

pay our bills on time.


"Don't withhold repayment of your debts.

Don't say 'some other time,' if you can pay now."

Proverbs 3:27 TLB



Displaying

Biblical Integrity



God wants us

to have

 Financial Integrity.


Recently I was at my local DVD rental store.

I was thinking about how thrilled I was that they have lots of Christian movies.

I decided to tell the cashier how much I appreciated all the Christian movies.

I was shocked at her reply. She said....


"We used to have more Christian movies

but people don't return them.

Do you realize that of all the

classifications of movies 

including children's movies

Christian movies are the ones

most likely not to be returned?"


I was shocked and dismayed.

That statistic seems impossible.

Yes, some people who aren't Christians rented Christian movies and may not have returned them.

But the obvious conclusion is that many Christians rented Christian movies and did not bother to return them.


AND
it is obvious that the conclusion of the staff
would be that:

Christians
steal more movies than anyone else.


Something to think about.


Dear Lord, 

Where in my daily life

am I not showing

honesty and integrity?

Amen




Thursday  January 26, 2017


God wants us to

love wisdom.



Wisdom is knowing and doing right.

Proverbs 3:21a TLB


"Wisdom gives:

A long, good life, riches, honor, pleasure, peace.

Wisdom is a tree of life to those who eat her fruit;

happy is the man who keeps on eating it."

Proverbs 3:16-18 TLB


More Scripture


"He who loves wisdom loves his own best interest and will be a success."

Proverbs 19:8 TLB

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"My son, honey whets the appetite, and so does wisdom! When you enjoy becoming wise, there is hope for you! A bright future lies ahead."

Proverbs 24:13-14 TLB

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"A wise man is mightier than a strong man. Wisdom is mightier than strength."

Proverbs 24:5 TLB

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"How can men be wise? The only way to begin is by reverence for God. For growth in wisdom comes from obeying his laws. Praise his name forever."

Psalm 111:10 TLB

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"Determination to be wise is the first step toward becoming wise!"

Proverbs 4:7 TLB


Proverbs chapter 8



Friday  January 27, 2017



God wants us to

bless others.


Our income is not just to bless us.


God wants us to

bless others.


"To help the poor is to honor God."

Proverbs 14:31 b TLB

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"If you give to the poor, your needs will be supplied!

But a curse upon those

who close their eyes to poverty."

Proverbs 28:27 TLB

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"Happy is the generous man,

the one who feeds the poor."

Proverbs 22:9 TLB


Thank you for joining me

this week!

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presented April 2016