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To: CyberAnt
I think there may be a miscommunications somewhere down the line.

What I have been trying state from the very beginning has to do with God blessing a person financially for the greedy selfish purposes of being wealthy. I believe God blesses us all in His own way, whether is be financially, spiritually, health wise etc.. And that we are to use these blessings to help those who a not as fortunate as we are.

I have a mentally handicapped child that I consider a blessing, as he has thought me more about love and acceptance than any one else could have possibly done which has made me much more sensitive to others with disabilities, so instead of my son being a burden I consider him a a blessing! And God has blessed much more than I deserve!

151 posted on 12/20/2009 7:23:18 PM PST by longhorn too
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To: longhorn too

You think if God blesses you then it would be for greedy selfish purposes of being welthy ..?? Sorry, but I just don’t believe that.

God blesses us ACCORDING TO HIS WORD. If we want to know how he’s going to bless us, all we have to do is read the Bible. There are tons of promises (somebody actually counted them), but what they tell me is that God will go out of His way to bless us.

The only people who can be greedy and selfish is us. God has nothing to do with that. He may bless us because He is able to read our heart and He’s sure we will do His Will with the finances.

You’re right .. God’s many blessings far exceed the financial ones .. and spending time with the Lord is probably the most special blessing of all .. but when God trusts you to bless others, it’s very special .. it’s not greedy or selfish at all.

Those people who get blessed and then act foolishly with the finances .. are soon parted from their finances. That isn’t God’s purpose of the blessing. His purpose was for them to bless others.

A lot of people don’t want God to bless them because they’re afraid they won’t be able to handle it. But .. if people are connected to God .. and are willing to do HIS Will and not their own .. then the amount of the finances has no bearing at all.

Remember this .. God gave to man the greatest gift - the power to choose. He loved us so much that He allowed us to NOT CHOOSE HIM. But .. when we do choose to follow HIM, then it’s his voice we’ll listen to when it comes to using the finances we’re given.

God bless you and your special child.


156 posted on 12/20/2009 8:45:32 PM PST by The Final Harvest (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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