The President and Congress are scrambling to introduce an economic package hoping to reverse a recession. My world of numbers doesn’t register with theirs. They deal in millions, billions, and trillions. I deal with hundreds and thousands. Thus, I’m correct in refraining from opinionizing or criticizing these men and women assigned to be custodians of the nation’s bank account.
I am able to join in the conversation regarding the bully of indebtedness and how it is ruining society. Overextended credit, unfortunately, has become the boss of the house. The man is no longer the head of the household in many cases. The credit card companies are. Such is killing our families and permanently retarding our children. They are groomed to want, demand what they want, and get what they want as mom and dad lead the pack. Society is suffering great injury from being in love with money and what it can buy.
Such injury can be healed. We must band together determined to love God more than money. We must signal to Him we trust the Master more than Mastercard. We must join together to push the bullying giant of indebtedness back. It can be done, should be done, and will be done.
Giving instead of keeping is the ladder out of the debt pit. God’s kingdom is so often backward to earthiness. Give ourselves out of debt? How does that work? God never reveals His secret to such mystery. It may be $25, $10, or $1 a week increase, but I encourage you to beef up your giving. Your getting isn’t what’s creating the burden. Lack of giving is. We must send a signal to Him we believe Him more than we believe our billfold.
Steve Diggs will be here in October for his No Debt, No Sweat Seminar. I believe what this man will share will break the back of obnoxious and stubborn debt. I believe it will free a burdened generation. For those of you not living in Tulsa, some may want to load up the van and get here for that Sunday/Monday event. Financial healing would bless America….and will begin with the church.