February 12, 2018

It’s All About Jesus

Friends,

As we turn the page into February 2018, we are already approaching the start of a new Lenten season. I feel like we just celebrated the birth of Christ. Now, we are fast approaching Ash Wednesday and preparing to reflect for 40 days on the sacrifice, love and promise God gave to his people in the death and resurrection of his son, Jesus.

 

Ironically, this calendar year, Ash Wednesday falls on the “day of love”, Valentine’s Day. What a day to celebrate the greatest gift given to the world and share about the love that is greater than any card, giant teddy bear, chocolate bar or plastic heart…the love of Jesus. On Christian radio, and in many churches, we are singing a song written by Jesus Culture that beautifully depicts the power, promise and depth of God’s love for each of us.


We will fix our eyes on the One who overcame
Set our eyes on You, Jesus
We will stand in awe of the One who breaks the chains
We stand in You
We will fix our eyes on the One who overcame
Oh, we fix our eyes
We will stand in awe of the One who breaks the chains
Love has a name
Love has a name
Jesus, oh
Joy has a name
Joy has a name
Jesus, oh
My victory
Has a name, oh
Is the name of Jesus
The name of Jesus, oh

Did you catch the theme? Love, joy and victory all have a name – Jesus. This is true always, not just at Christmas or Easter. All of the stories of the Bible are pointing to Jesus. All of them. Woven intricately, precisely, told over and over from generation to generation.

 

This includes finances. Love, joy and victory can be found in relation to money. There are over 2,000 scriptures that teach specifically on money. Jesus, himself, taught on money, especially in the context of the Kingdom of God. In reality, God created all, owns all and we are invited to the great honor of stewarding his resources.

 

I believe this paradigm shift is critical in any Christian course teaching about financial management. God is the owner and we are the stewards. There is no end to the resources in the Kingdom of God. However, we must learn and teach how to effectively and fruitfully manage the resources God has given.

So how do we break this down? During our Freed-Up Financial Living course, class participants are shown this paradigm shift of God as the owner and ourselves as the steward; and challenged to begin to think then act in this way. In fact, we have a helpful reference guide walking participants through the scriptures in relation to God’s ownership, saving, earning, giving, debt and spending.

 

Join me in studying and engaging these scriptures during the 40 days of Lent. Engaging with God about his love for his Kingdom and we, the stewards of his Kingdom. Encourage your class participants to engage in studying with you. Check the reference guide Here.

 

Blessings,

Brooke Bartlow

Good $ense Movement
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