Having Faith In God; When God’s Ways are Not Like Our Ways
John and Pat discuss the importance of faith and how there isn’t any aspect of our walk with God that faith is not important. They discuss what faith is and how without faith the Bible tells us how it is impossible to please God.
They explore this process as they share about a man named Naaman and his journey in having Faith in God for his healing. Naaman was a military commander who was leprous and appears would do anything to be healed, that is of course until God asked him to do something that was totally outside of his mind. Often times having Faith in God means getting outside of our mind and ways and surrender to his. Having faith in God also means to walk in humility, (total dependency on God and respect for other people) and not coming to prideful conclusions
Being Stingy; Quick way to Poverty
In this wisdom moment, found in Proverbs 28:22,” A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him”. John shares although the stingy man thinks he knows the way to riches what he actually knows is how to become poor. In God’s kingdom, hoarding, being stingy, and giving sparingly is not the way to get more. However, Luke 6:38 tells us if we give, it will be given to us and with the same measure we use, it will be measured to us. The Bible clearly teaches us in order for us to get more we must not hold on to things tightly but instead give. Psalm 112:5 says this, “Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.”