I got a praise report from someone on the Millionaire Journey last week:
THE LORD IS GOOD! I got $150.00 PAYOUT! HALLELUJAH! Im sooooooooooo happy right now! ~Brandyn, Minneapolis, MN
By the way, this message came from my 21-year-old daughter who happens to be following MJ on Facebook. She has been tithing religiously her entire life. And I'm always in awe at how she NEVER worries about money, and always has enough to cover all of her expenses. She's a full-time college student, studying criminal justice at a 2-year college. Her plans are to transfer to a 4-year college after she graduates, and then go to law school. She has her own apartment and also works full-time at a bank. And she is as cheap as she wants to be.
Well, I guess I shouldn't call her cheap, but rather discerning about where she spends her money. But, one thing I will say, N-O-B-O-D-Y gets her tithes. Even if she misses church one Sunday, she will put it aside until the next, or mail it in. She NEVER worries about money. She even admits that sometimes she doesn't even know how she manages to meet all of her financial obligations. All she knows is that she's faithful and the Lord provides. It's the principles of sowing and reaping. If you sow a seed, you will reap a harvest.
I started this journey with Kim and Tina knowing that I would be a millionaire within 365 days. But, evenso, I refuse to hoard money in an effort to get to my million; I have to give to get. I'm a devout Christian, who believes God's word to be true, "Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure-- pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."
The Bible is very clear that whatsoever you give, it will be given back to you, good measure, pressed down shaken together, running over. And it's not all about money. If you give love, happiness, peace, joy, then that's what will come back. At the same token, if you give grief, strife, anger, insult, then that is what will be returned to you, pressed down, shaken together, until your cup runs over.
Even corporations believe in tithing or giving charities, as some call it. They believe in planting seeds in the community to reap a harvest to stay in business. Their faith is in their giving.
Where is your faith?Lisa Maria Carroll, is one of the 3 women, along with Kim Crouch and Tina Fortune, who are on the Millionaire Journey. You can follow us on the Journey by joining the Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Millionaire-Journey/165487378056?ref=ts or the Millionaire Journey blog at http://1yearmillionaires.blogspot.com