People Get Ready

I don’t claim to be a financial genius, although I do make a pretty mean Excel spreadsheet.  Knowing about stocks, mutual funds and portfolios isn’t my forte.  While I can help you get out of debt with clever budgeting and sacrificing, I cannot guide you in your 401K decisions. My talent has to stop somewhere, people. But I can tell you this:  Times are tough in the financial world.  If CNN, CNBC or FOX News has been plastered across your TV during the last few weeks, that is old news to you.  These difficulties we are facing, not only as a nation but throughout the entire world, will cause many to live in fear.  Unemployment rates, foreclosures and claims for bankruptcy will more than likely skyrocket. Despite those mind-boggling and disheartening thoughts, I have some good news for you. God is still the same. Yesterday, today and forever. I’m fairly certain you won’t hear Jim Cramer discussing God’s supremacy on CNN’s Mad Money.  I highly doubt that Anderson Cooper will encourage you have faith that God will continue to be your Provider.  I’m going out on a limb here but I’m going to guess that Suze Orman won’t give you the when God closes a door, He opens a window speech.  While these individuals are very intelligent, helpful and oftentimes entertaining, their information is not going to be what you need to rely on. God’s Word is. You see, I read somewhere that God makes sure that the birds have everything they need.  That being said, there is no need to fear for we will have what we need.  All He asks of us is to place Him at the forefront of our lives.  To say yes to Him. Get ready, my friends, to see God move mountains.  I’m convinced that through the challenges that are ahead of us He’ll redeem souls…He’ll heal hearts…He’ll bless the poor…He’ll restore relationships…and He’ll show Himself to you in more ways than you ever dreamed possible. It’s what He does. And He’s so good at it.

24 thoughts on “People Get Ready”

  1. If that doesn’t make you wanna shout, I don’t know what will! (Said in the tone I would have used in the church I grew up in!)

  2. Such a good reminder that God’s faithfulness cannot be measured on a graph.
    Try measuring yesterday, today and forever on excel…that would be one mean spreadsheet!

  3. AMEN!! That’s what I’m talkin’ about! (I probably would have never said that in the church I grew up in but I wanted to.)
    I keep reminding myself but there is something about hearing it from someone else. 🙂

  4. Ah Cindy, you’re not going to believe this…well, actually, you will. Before I turned to reading my blogs this evening, and your’s is at thhe top…..I had just been looking at our budget, and seeing the $1000 deficit , that is there every month…I was slightly despairing and thinking ..oh, my, I wish there was some way of getting an extra thousand every month… yesterday, I did the large group lesson at sunday school and I must have emphasized to the little kids at least 5 times the thrust of the lesson….God never changes….He’s the same today, yesterday and tomorrow. He was the same for your father, your father’s father and your father’s, father, father.
    Thanks for the reminder!

  5. You know you can sing or write for me anyday!!!

    BTW– I’m so glad you are where you are doing exactly what you’re doing…heck, if you were the “next Amy Grant” I wouldn’t have my life saving, or at least hurt saving mentor & friend! (I’m so selfish, I know)

  6. holy cows and chickens…
    I needed to see those words. Not really sure why, but I needed to see them. Throughout this week I have been turning, changing and second guessing everything I have been doing. In those words “God is still the same,” I stop, find rest, and know that I only need be “still and know that He is God.” I will be given everything I need to be who He wants me to be.
    Thank you my smart friend!

  7. I just reminded someone recently what an old evangelist spoke nearly thirty years ago. It was something like “I don’t care if syrup gets to be $1.00 a sop, God will provide the $1.00.”

    Whatever happens, our God shall supply our need, as His Word testifies. The Lord never promised we would not get bumps and bruises; He did promise not to leave us.

  8. thanks for this reminder.

    our ministry support has dropped significantly (we’re running on less than half of what we had coming in this time last year!), and it’s a constant challenge to our faith to keep our eyes on our Provider!

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