We had an awesome vision month. The word of The Lord over this year is to "Thrive." To conclude vision month, Pastor B talked about how we will Thrive financially with a message entitled "The Prosperity of The Diligent." How diligence is directly linked to prosperity.
Diligence means : steady, earnest, and energetic effort : persevering application. Here are some of the points of the message:
1. MUST BE DILIGENT IN SETTING A BUDGET. Ref Scriptures: Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty. (Proverbs 21:5 NKJV)
“But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? (Luke 14:28 NKJV)
2.MUST BE DILIGENT IN AVOIDING DEBT. Ref Scriptures: Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7)
3.MUST BE DILIGENT IN OUR GENEROSITY. Ref Scriptures: 7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. ( II Corinthians 9:7 NKJV)
In conclusion, we as believers must be diligent when it comes to our finances in order that we may experience financial freedom, be able support the kingdom of God, and invest in the plans God has for us. The time of living captive to debt is over. So we challenge you to put a plan together to erase whatever debt you have so you can Thrive and no longer be a servant to the lender.