Friday, October 19, 2007

Are You a Steward?

Dave Ramsey is a nationally known financial guru who spoke at the Catalyst conference earlier this month. Here are the notes one of my favorite bloggers took from his session:

*A "steward" is a manager of someone's stuff.

*We are stewards. We manage stuff for God. It's all his.

*We don't own anything. It's not my money, I'm just a manager. It's not my energy, I'm just a manager. It's not my wife, my church, my future, my anything--I'm just a manager.

*Maybe if the people of God didn't have any payments, kingdom of God would open up.

*Only 2.3% of people tithe. Why? Because we don't love Jesus? Nope, because we're broke.

*70% of people live paycheck to paycheck.

*Prosperity is having the money to do God's will in your life.

*When there is no margin in your life, you will find yourself in deep trouble.

*Five great points: Have a Plan, Get out of Debt, Act your Wage, If you spend everything you make, you're a fool, Save and Invest, Give.

*Rainy days will come. 78% will have a major financial crisis in your life.


What could the people of God do for the kingdom of God if they were debt free?

1 comment:

On Fire For Jesus said...

*Prosperity is having the money to do God's will in your life.

*Rainy days will come. 78% will have a major financial crisis in your life.

What could the people of God do for the kingdom of God if they were debt free?

3 of my favorite points, right there!!!

This whole area is on my mind daily.