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Monday, September 29, 2008

Responding to America's Financial Crisis

I had begun writing on a completely different topic today - but I couldn't keep my mind off of the financial crisis of our country right now.

Sunday night I watched Huckabee's show on Fox News about the Crisis. Then I proceeded that by watching another show with financial advisors saying that Americans are living a lie. We have bought into the dream of having the nice home, nice cars, lots of toys and gadgets and have gone into debt to have those things. Now the bottom is falling out of our financial system.

How should Christians respond to America's financial crisis? Here's my thoughts this morning:
  1. Recognize that God is in control. Pray for the financial health of our country.

  2. Do not give way to fear and panic. It is not "In Money We Trust" but "In God We Trust".
  3. Realize that all the money we have is God's and we are a steward of the money he has given us. Reject the ugly greedy monster inside of us that wants to go to Target and buy those new set of towels or shoes or cute fall decorations IF you are going to go into debt to have them.

  4. Dave Ramsey said on Christianity Today's website, on September 26th, 2008 "Have money in savings, get out of debt, live on a budget, live on less than you make, don't co-sign, and diversify your investments. These are things the Bible tells us to do with money. If you do these things, you're going to survive in bad times and prosper in good times. I'm not sitting here fretting that my world is going to come to an end based on what they are going to do in Washington."

I Peter 5:7 "Cast all your cares upon Him because he cares for you."

Walk with the King!



Anonymous Clare said...

What a great reminder and encouragement! I can't help but also be reminded-- "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:19

So hard for us to remember-but our God is stable and never-changing in this ever changing world.

September 29, 2008 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Great verse Clare - thanks for sharing it! And for the reminder of how never changing our God is!

September 29, 2008 at 1:43 PM  

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