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Discussion in 'New Members Welcome' started by hdavy2002, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Looking to serve christ

    Dear friends in Christ,

    I had something in mind and just wanted to express my views. I also want your views after you finish this post.

    I have framed this letter in Paragraphs for better understanding.

    How is began?
    Well it all started when I started to realize that our corporate world is actually run by Satan. The money world belongs to the devil and we are all getting sucked into it day by day. Some of us Christians are just not carved for this modern and corporate environment. The office of politics, jealousy with colleagues, having a boss over you all day, where you are on call to please your master every time etc. I realized that we have become like prostitutes to our job, a slave to our boss and our lives. As we get sucked into this environment, we forget god and god of money comes first as we have responsibilities with ourselves and our families. By the end of the day we are serving the god of money and are too tired to thank god or thank Jesus.

    It is not that I am unhappy with my job, I love my job as an IT technician. I have a bright future in it, but I also know that the Antichrist will come from the field of computers. The internet is already full of porn and lust. Yes, we will progress in the world of Satan, we will burn our neighbors house with jealous eye, just because he has a new car and we will even sell our wife to buy a new car just to get even. The satans world of lust, jeoulosy, hatred, dislike for people, pride, the will to make more money and have a corporate kingdom will only drive our thirst to do better than others causing competition, jealousy, and to an extend that we have people like Saddam and Hitler abusing power.

    Jesus was right when he said, you are not the children of this world. I realized that as I make more and more money in stocks, business and job. I am still not at peace with my life. I have seen the inside and outside of society, I have been to many countries, I have eaten the best foods but yet I am not at peace. The reason was because I was being shifted like wheat. I do well in the devils world and I feel lifted up and then the world comes back plays with me. Money boils my pot, then satan comes and pours water on it. Then when somethings, happens I am like a scared dog hiding in one place. Shivering from where the next attack is going to come. The attack may come in a the form of a breakup, financial problems, or the car breaks down and you have to buy a new one or someone in your family gets sick and one morning the news hits you like a hammer. Life is never stable, I found myself being plagued by the evil world.

    Then one day, I sat down and thought, I tried to read the bible for answers, and when I started to realize my environment and the teachings of Jesus, I was saved. Yes, his words saved me. Now I am not saying that I became fanatic like a Jehovah witness, but I started respecting a man, who was humble enough to wash the feet of his disciples, I started respecting a god, who did not ask anything after he healed the sick. I started respecting a brother, who was godly in every sense and yet called us his friend. I started looking around me and my past, I started looking at the Hindus and the Muslims. How their god lashes them, if they don't go to the temple and fall at his feet. Jesus was right again, when he said beware of the wolves in sheep's clothing.

    As time passed by, I realized that there is greater joy and happiness and seeing a hungry man happy with a plate of food. A warmer peace to see the spirit of Jesus dwelling in your house. A small warm and happy house. How wonderful it is to watch your kids play and have a happy wife, where we all can come together and pray in the evening. I used to dream of huge palaces and swimming pools, but what is use of that when you can only use one room to sleep in. What is use of all that wealth when the devil comes and stays with you. When Jesus was meditating, the devil said, if you worship me I will give you this whole world. Yes, the whole world means, money, land, armies etc etc. He was ready to make Jesus Saddam Hussein or Hitler, he would have given him power and wealth, he would fulfill all human desires, the cost of making wealth does not matter. Whether humans die and families get eroded. Whether you bomb a place and capture it. For the devil it does not matter, his people will do anything to get their hands on power. I am proud that our lord Jesus, commanded the devil to get away from him. We are very weak compared to Jesus, the next time a beautiful woman passes by, our eyes turn. The next time someone drives a silver Mercedes our eyes turn, but the good news is that Jesus he is our strength.

    I feel the way to heaven is not in a Mercedes car but on a donkeys ass. It is through simplicity, humbleness, something like in the footsteps of Mother Teresa, or Francis of Assisi and many others who gave up everything to preach the message of Jesus. My life is at peace when I think that I would doing a small part in saving people by spreading a message of love. Thats where this idea came up, which I will talk in length.

    The Idea:
    Looking for ways to serve god, I was pondering days and nights. I am married and have a child. I though what is the best way to serve god. If i was a bachelor, it would be easy for me. Unlike the disciples, I also want to live on what is offered to me. Walking in those thoughts, I came up with an idea of preaching and traveling to different churches, Christian schools and then countries etc etc, if I have enough offerings, i would go further to open out training centers in poor countries and give young Christian an opportunity to learn and train on specific vocations. Open schools, hospitals, create more employment for Christians. In poor countries, some of the men beat their wives after they get drunk with frustration, as women in those countries are too simple to fight back, they are housewife's and the society looks down on women, one of the biggest reasons for that is unemployment. A lot more can be done. This thought is just a seed.

    I wanted to invite people of different race and color to join hands into an organization or a group and conduct seminars in different countries etc. I feel a message of peace and brotherhood is needed all over the world. There are so many dealing with daily problems. Together we can show our face of encouragement, endurance and strength. Jesus is our hope, I imagine we can take this hope out in the world. We don't have to break our ministries or our denomination. Let us bring our ministries under a common umbrella for the purpose of Jesus. As far as I am concerned, I am not a Baptist nor an Adventist nor a catholic. I am just a follower of Jesus. I think I should not segregate myself from other by preaching denomination to my fellow brothers. I dream of a united Christian movement, where brothers of different denomination come under a common roof called Jesus. I feel denomination is man made and I am sure Jesus would not want to divide his sheep's into Adventist or Baptist.

    This is just my thoughts, your doctrines are well respected and you don't have to change anyone of it to join this umbrella. The idea calls for different people of different race and denomination to join hands. If you remember the song called "We are World, we are the children, we are the ones to make a better day, so lets start giving" I think it was the movement to raise money for Africa. Something on those lines, the umbrella travels to different countries, preaching the message of love, friendship, brotherhood between Christians. It is true that united we stand and divided we fall. Satan is rampant trying to divide the sheep's, it is just like the way the wolves hunt. First they scare the sheep's, then when they are isolated they go after the weakest one and then surround him for the kill. In this world of evil, we Christians are being hunted spiritually and the wolves are trying their best to divide us. The devil is attacking the shepherd and when the pastor falls the sheep scatter into the wilderness. Jesus gave Peter the responsibility of looking after his sheep. I think we need to help him by doing our part, for the lord says that one day he will come back and if we do something today then we will be proud that we did something together to gather the sheep and the lamb.

    Friends the limitations does not stop just by traveling and preaching. We have our social responsibilities in our country and state. I am positive that you will be able to open churches, schools, training centers, orphanages, home for the old and the list goes on. Yes, you will be away from your family for sometime, but this time you are employed by god. You are answerable to god himself and his spirit, we are in the business of dealing with the holy spirit and the holy spirit will take care of us. We can return once in a while to our communities and start our projects under our own ministry and then get back to world for the message. I am just offering a thought, it can be expanded with your views.

    I reason I am posting it to the world is because, I would like the views from all angle. Please do let me know how you feel about it.
     
  2. fuuny no replies

    I find it funny that no one has replied. At least the world can encourage me or discourage me. Please let me know, if i think is logical or there is something wrong in that.
     
  3. I'll reply.....let me read it here...:)
     
  4. I apreciate your heart Dave- I think we must each walk down the path the Spirit of God guides us on- the important part is to be sensative to His voice. He call us to be in the world but not of the world so yes we must gaurd our heart and it's desires. Blessings on your day- Larry
     
  5. Part1

    Dear friends in Christ,

    I had something in mind and just wanted to express my views. I also want your views after you finish this post.

    I have framed this letter in Paragraphs for better understanding.

    How is began?
    Well it all started when I started to realize that our corporate world is actually run by Satan. The money world belongs to the devil and we are all getting sucked into it day by day.
    Unfortunately, it is how most of us survive~
    Some of us Christians are just not carved for this modern and corporate environment. The office of politics, jealousy with colleagues, having a boss over you all day, where you are on call to please your master every time etc. I realized that we have become like prostitutes to our job, a slave to our boss and our lives. As we get sucked into this environment, we forget god and god of money comes first as we have responsibilities with ourselves and our families. By the end of the day we are serving the god of money and are too tired to thank god or thank Jesus.
    True, some jobs do take over your entire life. My husband has that type of job~I won't say we worship money. We need it.

    It is not that I am unhappy with my job, I love my job as an IT technician.
    My husband was an IT manager before his present job, so I am familiar with this line of work.
    I have a bright future in it, but I also know that the Antichrist will come from the field of computers.
    Maybe...probably, but God's word is also being spread, via the Internet.
    The internet is already full of porn and lust. Yes, we will progress in the world of Satan, we will burn our neighbors house with jealous eye, just because he has a new car and we will even sell our wife to buy a new car just to get even. The satans world of lust, jeoulosy, hatred, dislike for people, pride, the will to make more money and have a corporate kingdom will only drive our thirst to do better than others causing competition, jealousy, and to an extend that we have people like Saddam and Hitler abusing power.
    No, I don't believe a Christian will feel OR behave this way.

    Jesus was right when he said, you are not the children of this world. I realized that as I make more and more money in stocks, business and job. I am still at peace with life. I have seen the inside and outside of society, I have been to many countries, I have eaten the best foods but yet I am not at peace. The reason was because I was being shifted like wheat. I do well in the devils world and I feel lifted up and then the world comes back plays with me. Then when somethings, happens I am like a scared dog hiding in one place. Shivering from where the next attack is going to come. The attack may come in a the form of a breakup, financial problems, or the car breaks down and you have to buy a new one or someone in your family gets sick and one morning the news hits you like a hammer. Life is never stable, I found myself being plagued by the evil world.
    There is only true peace, joy and satisfaction through Christ and nothing else can replace that.

    Then one day, I sat down and thought, I tried to read the bible for answers, and when I started to realize my environment and the teachings of Jesus, I was saved. Yes, his words saved me. Now I am not saying that I became fanatic like a Jehovah witness, but I started respecting a man, who was humble enough to wash the feet of his disciples, I started respecting a god, who did not ask anything after he healed the sick. I started respecting a brother, who was godly in every sense and yet called us his friend. I started looking around me and my past, I started looking at the Hindus and the Muslims. How their god lashes them, if they don't go to the temple and fall at his feet. Jesus was right again, when he said beware of the wolves in sheep's clothing.
    And Christ is right in all He has said! Good point~
    As time passed by, I realized that there is greater joy and happiness and seeing a hungry man happy with a plate of food. A warmer peace to see the spirit of Jesus dwelling in your house. A small warm and happy house. How wonderful it is to watch your kids play and have a happy wife, where we all can come together and pray in the evening. I used to dream of huge palaces and swimming pools, but what is use of that when you can only use one room to sleep in. What is use of all that wealth when the devil comes and stays with you. When Jesus was meditating, the devil said, if you worship me I will give you this whole world. Yes, the whole world means, money, land, armies etc etc. He was ready to make Jesus Saddam Hussein or Hitler, he would have given him power and wealth, he would fulfill all human desires, the cost of making wealth does not matter. Whether humans die and families get eroded. Whether you bomb a place and capture it. For the devil it does not matter, his people will do anything to get their hands on power. I am proud that our lord Jesus, commanded the devil to get away from him. We are very weak compared to Jesus, the next time a beautiful woman passes by, our eyes turn. The next time someone drives a silver Mercedes our eyes turn, but the good news is that Jesus he is our strength.

    Yes, without him we have no power.
     
  6. Part2

    I feel the way to heaven is not in a Mercedes car but on a donkeys ass. It is through simplicity, humbleness, something like in the footsteps of Mother Teresa, or Francis of Assisi and many others who gave up everything to preach the message of Jesus. My life is at peace when I think that I would doing a small part in saving people by spreading a message of love. Thats where this idea came up, which I will talk in length.
    I think being humble and living with simplicity do go hand in hand!

    The Idea:
    Looking for ways to serve god, I was pondering days and nights. I am married and have a child. I though what is the best way to serve god. If i was a bachelor, it would be easy for me. Unlike the disciples, I also want to live on what is offered to me. Walking in those thoughts, I came up with an idea of preaching and traveling to different churches, christian schools and then countries etc etc, if I have enough offerings, i would go further to open out training centers in poor countries and give young Christian an opportunity to learn and train on specific vocations. Open schools, hospitals, create more employment for Christians. In poor countries, some of the men beat their wives after they get drunk with frustation, as women in those countries are too simple to fight back, they are housewifes and the society looks down on women, one of the biggest reasons for that is unemployment. A lot more can be done. This thought is just a seed.
    A good thought.......
    I wanted to invite people of different race and color to join hands into an organization or a group and conduct seminars in different countries etc. I feel a message of peace and brotherhood is needed all over the world. There are so many dealing with daily problems. Together we can show our face of encouragement, endurance and strength. Jesus is our hope, I imagine we can take this hope out in the world. We don't have to break our ministries or our denomination. Let us bring our ministries under a common umbrella for the purpose of Jesus. As far as I am concerned, I am not a Baptist nor an Adventist nor a catholic. I am just a follower of Jesus. I think I should not segregate myself from other by preaching denomination to my fellow brothers. I dream of a united Christian movement, where brothers of different denomination come under a common roof called Jesus. I feel denomination is man made and I am sure Jesus would not want to divide his sheep's into Adventist or Baptist.

    This is just my thoughts, your doctrines are well respected and you don't have to change anyone of it to join this umbrella. The idea calls for different people of different race and denomination to join hands. If you remember the song called "We are World, we are the children, we are the ones to make a better day, so lets start giving" I think it was the movement to raise money for Africa. Something on those lines, the umbrella travels to different countries, preaching the message of love, friendship, brotherhood between Christians. It is true that united we stand and divided we fall. Satan is rampant trying to divide the sheep's, it is just like the way the wolves hunt. First they scare the sheep's, then when they are isolated they go after the weakest one and then surround him for the kill. In this world of evil, we Christians are being hunted spiritually and the wolves are trying their best to divide us. The devil is attacking the shepherd and when the pastor falls the sheep scatter into the wilderness. Jesus gave Peter the responsibility of looking after his sheep. I think we need to help him by doing our part, for the lord says that one day he will come back and if we do something today then we will be proud that we did something together to gather the sheep and the lamb.

    Friends the limitations does not stop just by traveling and preaching. We have our social responsibilities in our country and state. I am positive that you will be able to open churches, schools, training centers, orphanages, home for the old and the list goes on. Yes, you will be away from your family for sometime, but this time you are employed by god. You are answerable to god himself and his spirit, we are in the business of dealing with the holy spirit and the holy spirit will take care of us. We can return once in a while to our communities and start our projects under our own ministry and then get back to world for the message. I am just offering a thought, it can be expanded with your views.

    I reason I am posting it to the world is because, I would like the views from all angle. Please do let me know how you feel about it.[/quote]

    I think your heart is definitely in the right place. I too feel much can be done first in our own home towns!
    We never have to travel far to find someone who needs Christ.
    The part about being away from your family won't set well with most, I believe.....not because the heart isn't willing but because your family comes first.
    Not to mention, how would a man who supports his family leave them?
    My prayers are with you~ God Bless
     
  7. thanks

    Excellent comments, Thanks a ton. I feel encouraged tonight. You are right a lot can be done to in our town. I am from India living in a foreign country and I would like to go back to India to preach the good news. The harvest is plenty there and there are few labourers. The reason I said that you will be away from your family for sometime is becuse India is a huge country and someone coming from the States would have to leave his family for sometime till he makes arrangments for them.

    I mean you can understand. A true christian would never be Saddam or Hitler, but sadly in Africa church going politicians are behaving like tin god's and eating the money which the UN gives for the poor.

    I want to save poor kids on the street and the old people who do not have eyes to see but yet beg on the road. I have seen it with my own eyes and my heart still cries out. Please pray that I may succed in my dreams. I may not give them a room in Hyatt hotel, but I want to go around cities and look for them sleeping in the cornor and bring them to the lords house, give them a hot meal and a good warm clothes and a nice bed to rest their tired limbs. When they are rested they will know by my example that it is jesus that lives in us.

    I want to go around cities and gather lost kids, begging on the road or sleeping hungry on the pavement, they may be tsunami victims or just from a poor village. I want to bring them to the lords house and give them a fresh bath, clothes, and education. Then one day by my example, they will know that christ lives in us and they will know him better. I want to teach them to fish, so that they can teach others to fish. I want them to have a feeling of family with me and my wife or other helpers, so that whereever they go in this world, they can always phone back and say "dad I am coming home for christmas"

    These kids would probably end up as someone's sex slave or sold as labours or some pervert would take pictures and sell it to the west. The devils world is horrible. We have to get serious. I am just an emotional man, I lost my mom , when i was 10 years, then always feared if i will see my father in the evening or not. I have lived hungry on the street. I have looked after my bro and sis while my father was away working.
    But today, I am a self educated man, doing well in the west, I want to go back and help others, just as jesus helped me, I an feel the hunger a poor man feels on a hot sunny day. I can feel the pain, when a young man comes home hungry after looking for employemnt all day.

    yes, it is a sad world out there for some. How wonderful it would be to place a smile on someones face in the precious name of jesus.

    SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH AND GRAMMAR
     
  8. You are a good man hdavy2002- with a heart like that God can and will do much- many blessings- your brother Larry
     
  9. Hi, hdavy2002!!!


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  10. be careful

    I understand now that you found Jesus that you want to change the world. remember God created ALL things that means satan too. Satan only has the power you give him. We have all the power. Romans 14:8
    For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

    Romans 8:28

    28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
    Ephesians 6
    The Whole Armor of God
    10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

    13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
    :read-bible:


    you need a Spiritual Father to guard you to guide you in prayer
    no man is an island Jesus wasn't alone he had 12 and in that twelve He had 3 that were really close.
    Mark 14:34-45

    34And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.

    35And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
    36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
    37And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?
    38Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
    39And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.
    40And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him. 41And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.


    so you see it is important to have someone God has appointed in your life for direction
    God Bless:read-bible: you have to read it in the Spirit because that is how it was written. ask God to reveal the meaning and how to apply it to your life before you read it each time
     
  11. Hi hdavy2002,

    great plans you have. How does your familiy think about it? Do they support you in this?
    How old is your son?
    Don't forget, you have also -special- responsibility for your wife and son. Don't make them hate Jesus because they see him being responsible for you leaving them and dragging them to India, giving up life in US, leaving friends ...

    That's just my thoughts. I had similiar thoughts as you (though not the money behind :) ) when I became a Christian. I wanted to save the whole world. now I see how difficult it is to be persistent in saving my wife (who isn't yet a believer), maybe some friends, and make my kids become good Christians. And in prayer, God urged me to take this responsibility serious. So I better do :). And I enjoy it each day. Anyway.

    God with you on all your ways,

    Chris
     
  12. i agree ,like the pack of black and white killer whales they hunt in packs,seperate you from the group then attack.but unlike nature in this world we call upon jesus ,God and the holy spirit.they can,t do zip.this world is run like packs of animals,true faith rises you above them.but we do need to help more by giving people faith who at this moment don,t believe,or who have families that have never believed,the mustard seed they need.very good post.
     
  13. How is began?
    Well it all started when I started to realize that our corporate world is actually run by Satan. The money world belongs to the devil and we are all getting sucked into it day by day.
    Unfortunately, it is how most of us survive~
    Some of us Christians are just not carved for this modern and corporate environment. The office of politics, jealousy with colleagues, having a boss over you all day, where you are on call to please your master every time etc. I realized that we have become like prostitutes to our job, a slave to our boss and our lives. As we get sucked into this environment, we forget god and god of money comes first as we have responsibilities with ourselves and our families. By the end of the day we are serving the god of money and are too tired to thank god or thank Jesus.
    True, some jobs do take over your entire life. My husband has that type of job~I won't say we worship money. We need it.

    Welcome :welcome:,

    I am happy to give you my opinion... I will write taking one subject at a time... Sorry but long posts I cannot follow... I start seeing double...

    1st I don't recall anywhere in scriptures that money is evil...

    It does say the Love of money is evil... THe Father and Jesus speaks alot on money... It is one of the ways that AbbA blesses us. Consider that Judas was the accountant for Jesus... ANd they helped the poor with that money .... If you don't have money and lots of it how can you help anyone with anything?

    Be blessed
     
  14. hi

    I understand that without money one cannot do anything, I think our basic problem is that we as humans have a love for money, money is a good servant, but a bad master. Even as a servant it is not easy to keep it in due subordination. If “money makes dogs dance,” it makes men proud. If we make money our god, it will rule us like the devil.

    Money is often lost for want of money. It is so when men cannot get their rights, from inability to pay legal charges. Yet if one had plenty of cash, it would not be wise to throw away good money after bad, Money is the best bait to fish for man with. He bites greedily at a gold or silver bait: but is the creature which is thus taken worth the catching? He who can be bought, I think is worth nought.


    Money is the servant of the wise, and the master of fools. Money makes money. The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already; perhaps because it is a goose. The lard comes to the fat; hog. Capital grows by interest, or by wise use it brings in profit, and thus increases.

    Money is money’s brother. “If riches increase, set not your heart upon them.” — Psalm 62:10. Money makes the mare to go and the dog to dance. Pecuniae obediunt omnia.” All things obey money.” This saying comes from the Latin, but it is true in English. A little palm oil will gain entrance where nothing else will do it. Officials are greatly mollified when their hands are, crossed with silver. In a more allowable sense, a good wife would be happier and more active if her allowance could be increased. If she has too little money to keep house upon, it takes the “go” out of her. Money often unmakes the men who make it. It has a defiling and degrading power over the mind which thinks too much of it. “Money and men a mutual falsehood show; Men make false money; money makes men so.”


    Money speaks more powerfully than eloquence. Too often, because the speaker is a rich man he commands attention, and secures the approbation of persons who see no sound sense spoken by one who has no money bags. This is very well put in the following verse: — The man of means is eloquent: Brave, handsome, noble, wise; All qualities with gold are, sent, And vanish where it flies.


    Money spent on the brain is never spent in vain. Pour your money into your brain, and you will never lose it all. Education is such a gain, that it is worth all that it costs, and more. Yet some fellows learn nothing in the schools. Many a father, when his son returns from the University, might say, “I put in gold into the furnace, and there came out this calf.”

    Money will make the pot boil, though the devil should pour water on the fire. But such fuel is not to be depended on. We need something better than mere money to keep our pot a-boiling. Such boiling is apt to scald a man sooner or later.

    Money wins where merit fails. It is a pity it should be so; but, with worldly minds, to be rich is to be good. This vulgar error is long in dying.

    “The boy in yellow wins the day.” Canaries are still the favorite birds.
    A hammer of gold will not open the gate of heaven. Money opens many of the gates of earth, for bribery is rife; but it has no power in the world to come. Money is more eloquent than ten members of parliament, but it cannot prevail with the Great Judge.

    Better a purse empty than full of other men’s money. Gaining riches by chicanery is drawing down a curse upon ourselves. Honorable poverty is infinitely to be preferred to dishonest wealth, or to large indebtedness. In the Telugu we read: “A cupful of rice-water without debt is enough.”
    Do good with your money, or it will do you no good. There is no power in it of itself to do real good to you. It may even do you evil; but, if used for God and his cause, and the poor, it will bless yourself.
     
  15. I understand you, my wife WAS a Hindu, but after our turmoils and struggles, she realized the love of Jesus and converted from her heart. Today, she is by my wide and has committed to support me financially and look after my boy till I am stable in my new field.

    What more could a man want. She prepares fresh food for me and eats the leftovers, while I am sleeping.

    She washes my clothes, cooks my favorite food, looks after my child etc while I am pouring over my computer or praying etc.

    I am blessed to have a godly family who supports me. I rebuke me friends who laugh at me when I say "I want to serve Christ"
    I think they are not my friends.

    The latest is that I want to study for a year and then do what has to be done.

    Whenever I get discouraged, I always come back to this post. Thanks for the encouragement friends. It makes me feel good.
     

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