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Realigned - Finding God's Purpose for Your Money

What is the true purpose of our finances?
What would it take for you to not always be stressed out about your money?

In this slide deck, Josh Lawson talks about three priorities for Realigning your financial life.

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Realigned - Finding God's Purpose for Your Money

  1. 1. 1
  2. 2. 2
  3. 3. Why Realign? 3
  4. 4. When you about $$$ What comes to mind? 4
  5. 5. Why Did Jesus Talk More About $$$ Than Anything Else? 5
  6. 6. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 6
  7. 7. He Wants Your 7
  8. 8. Debt 8 Fear
  9. 9. Get on a Budget Get out of debt Give more 9
  10. 10. To see financial transformation, we can’t just fix actions. 10
  11. 11. REALIGN Beliefs 11
  12. 12. 12 Peace & Purpose
  13. 13. Beliefs 13
  14. 14. Where do our beliefs come from? 14
  15. 15. 15
  16. 16. If we change how we believe, we will change how we act. 16
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  18. 18. liesIt’s wrong to make money I have to fend for myself If they really knew me… I’ll always have debt God doesn’t care 18
  19. 19. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:5-6 19
  20. 20. 20 How do I change my beliefs?
  21. 21. Stop It 21
  22. 22. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and we take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 22
  23. 23. 23 Switch IT
  24. 24. It’s wrong to make money I have to fend for myself If they really knew me… I’ll always have debt God doesn’t care TRUTH 24
  25. 25. 3 Core Areas of Truth 25
  26. 26. Who Is God? 26 Good Father Provider Owns Everything King
  27. 27. Who Am I? 27 Created in God’s Image God’s Child Manager Citizen of Heaven
  28. 28. What Is Money? 28 Created to Flow A Tool, Not the Goal A Magnifier
  29. 29. 29
  30. 30. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:12 30
  31. 31. Example Lie: God doesn’t care about me Truth: God cares about the tinniest sparrow that is worth less than a penny, so how much more does he care for me! Luke 12:24
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  33. 33. Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 33
  34. 34. Exercise • Ask God what lies you are believing about God, You, and Money. • Write those on a piece of paper. • Now, ask God for fighting verses for each of those.
  35. 35. 35
  36. 36. Plans 36
  37. 37. Genesis 1:27-30
  38. 38. God creates and provides We manage that provision
  39. 39. Steward in the Bible: 39 “The steward was a freeman, had full charge of his master's affairs and could use them to his own advantage if he chose, was fully accountable to his master and had to render an account when called upon. If unfaithful he was usually discharged at once.”
  40. 40. A great steward uses their resources in the best interest of the Master. 40
  41. 41. Lack of Planning Leads To: 41 Stress, overspending, not giving, not saving, debt…
  42. 42. Why Don’t We Plan? 42
  43. 43. Income – Outflow = Zero 43
  44. 44. 44 3 Keys to Stick to a Plan
  45. 45. 45 1. Save for everything
  46. 46. SAVING spending 46
  47. 47. 47
  48. 48. 48 2. Say No to Spending
  49. 49. It’s Less About NOT Spending Money & More About Directing the Flow of Impact 49
  50. 50. 50 3. Be Flexible
  51. 51. Don’t Max Out Your Lifestyle 51
  52. 52. Bring God In to your monthly plans! 52
  53. 53. Sticking to a plan is about consistency and discipline over time. 53
  54. 54. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 54
  55. 55. Personalities & Planning 55
  56. 56. God has created each of us with a unique way of seeing and managing our resources. 56
  57. 57. 57
  58. 58. 58 Questions
  59. 59. 59 1. How do I get to where I want to go? 2. How do other people fit in? 3. How do I handle my money?
  60. 60. How do I get to where I want to go? 60 Floater vs. Planner
  61. 61. 61 Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Planner Start End
  62. 62. 62 Floater Start End
  63. 63. How do other people fit in? 63 Practical first vs. Emotional first
  64. 64. 64 Practical first
  65. 65. 65 Emotional first
  66. 66. How do I handle my money? 66 Carefree Spender vs. Tightwad
  67. 67. 67
  68. 68. 68
  69. 69. 69 3 Keys to Thrive!
  70. 70. 1. Value Your Differences 70
  71. 71. 71
  72. 72. 72
  73. 73. 2. Put Others First 73
  74. 74. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:3-5
  75. 75. “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:3-5
  76. 76. 1) God, what are you doing? 2) God, what do other people need? 76
  77. 77. 3. Live in Community 77
  78. 78. 78
  79. 79. Focus 79
  80. 80. 80
  81. 81. “Just a little bit more…” 81
  82. 82. Two Trees 82
  83. 83. Tree # 1 Genesis 2:9 83
  84. 84. “Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.” Genesis 2:9 84
  85. 85. Tree # 2 Genesis 3:6 85
  86. 86. “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.” Genesis 3:6 86
  87. 87. What was the difference? 87
  88. 88. “Just a Little Bit More…” 88
  89. 89. Discontentment 89
  90. 90. Discontentment is all about SATISFACTION
  91. 91. Discontentment = Greed + Envy
  92. 92. "Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction." Erich Fromm
  93. 93. Contentment: Joyfully satisfied in the place and provision God has us. 93
  94. 94. How do we learn the secret of contentment? 94
  95. 95. 95 Contentment can be found as we know God’s heart for us.
  96. 96. Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:6 96
  97. 97. 97 We Can Be Content As We Know There Is Something Better
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  99. 99. 99 Contentment is worked out through Thankfulness.
  100. 100. 100
  101. 101. 101 Contentment is sustained as we GUARD OUR HEARTS.
  102. 102. Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23 102
  103. 103. 103
  104. 104. Debt Doesn’t Have to Be Normal 104
  105. 105. 1. Choose to be Content 2. Emergency fund 3. Live on a Plan 4. Trust God to provide Ways to Stay Out of Debt 105
  106. 106. Debt Snowball 106
  107. 107. 107 Contentment is galvanized as we learn the power of Giving!
  108. 108. Start with the Tithe 108
  109. 109. Tithing is giving God the first and best, and trusting him with the rest
  110. 110. GIVING STARTS WITH THE TITHE… BUT IT’S NOT THE ULTIMATE GOAL
  111. 111. “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
  112. 112. Willing to go on an adventure! 112
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  114. 114. Giving allows us to have a greater impact! 114
  115. 115. No Life 115
  116. 116. 1,450 Miles 116
  117. 117. 30 Million People 117
  118. 118. Average American spends $1,000 on debt each month (or just wasted spending) 118
  119. 119. What could YOU do? 119
  120. 120. $4,500 One rescue operation with IJM $35 Sponsor one orphan with World Vision $1 Provide clean water for 1 person through Living Water Intl.
  121. 121. $1,000 Each Month 2.5 Women rescued 28 Orphans sponsored 12,000 People given clean water
  122. 122. What Could This Class Do If YOU Were Financially Free?
  123. 123. $80,000 Each Month 213 Women rescued 2,285 Orphans sponsored 960,000 People given clean water (Djibouti)
  124. 124. What Could Our Church Do If WeWere Financially Free?
  125. 125. $1,500,000 Each Month 4,000 Women rescued 43,000 Orphans sponsored 18 Million People given clean water (Mauritania, Turkmenistan, Somalia)
  126. 126. 126 What’s the end goal?
  127. 127. Do not worry then saying, ‘What will we eat? Or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’… Matthew 6:31 127
  128. 128. For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows you need all these things… Matthew 6:32 128
  129. 129. But seek FIRST His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 129
  130. 130. To Know God. And To Make God Known. 130
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