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There are 4 main problems humans have with money:
1. The Attitude of Poverty


Today it's The Prodigal - part 2:
11 To further illustrate the point, Jesus told them this story: "A man had two sons.
12 When the younger told his father, ’I want my share of your estate now, instead of waiting until you die!’ his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.
13 "A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and took a trip to a distant land, and there wasted all his money on parties and prostitutes.
14 About the time his money was gone a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve.
15 He persuaded a local farmer to hire him to feed his pigs.
16 The boy became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the swine looked good to him. And no one gave him anything.
17 "When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ’At home even the hired men have food enough and to spare, and here I am, dying of hunger!
Luke 15:11-17 (The Living Bible)

In this story of the Prodigal, we see a full-blown Attitude of Poverty.
He wasted his inheritance on parties and prostitutes: that is classic wastefulness.
The result of this was that when the recession hit, and all his resources were spent, he ended up in the place where he could best assess his poor life choices.

There are other characteristics which point to an Attitude of Poverty.
Briefly they are as follows:

Cycles of feasting and famine:
when I have, I spend like there's no tomorrow;
when that's done, I starve.
What's even worse:
I drag my family through this with me.
Neglecting / Not providing for your children and dependents
Addiction to vices that swallow up money:
gambling, alcohol, drugs, wasteful spending.

Prayer:
Father, I ask that if You see that I'm trapped in an Attitude of Poverty,
that you will open my eyes to that fact,
and then, help me to trust You to change my attitude,
so that You can release Your Prosperity into my life,
not only for my benefit,
but also for the benefit of those who depend on me,
in Jesus' name I pray,
Amen.



There's a new thought here tomorrow.
See you then, God willing!





Psalm 107:
17 Some fools turned against God and suffered for the evil they did.
18 They refused to eat anything, so they almost died.
19 In their misery they cried out to the LORD, and he saved them from their troubles.
20 God gave the command and healed them, so they were saved from dying.
21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his love and for the miracles he does for people.
22 Let them offer sacrifices to thank him. With joy they should tell what he has done.
(New Century Bible)




Daily Pointer:




Have you ever felt that
fate has dealt you a dirty hand in life?
Are there cycles of failure
in specific areas in your circumstances?
Do you sometimes feel cursed or blighted?

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we want to examine some of the reasons why
it is reasonable to feel this way,
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