Friday, 15 June 2012
Words to Think About
“If any of you lacks wisdom, heshould ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault,and it will be given to him” (James 1:5).
I originally posted this on my Longboard blog, but I figured I would re-post it here to start a five post series on financial management using biblical principles....
So there are a lot of businesses outthere...so what makes mine different? Well for one thing, instead ofusing a conventional business model...where one makes a businessesplan and presents it to the bank and gets a start-up loan, I startedTipsi D longboards using a biblical model of finance.
But I guess that I should probably putthings in to context. Just over seven years ago, like many otherNorth Americans out there, we were swimming in debt.....with acapital D. One time I actually sat down and figured out that if Ionly worked to pay the principal...never mind the interest on ourcredit cards, it would take 15 years to pay off what we owed oncredit cards!!! There comes a time when a man is faced with the starkreality that he can not do things alone. When that time comes...itcan cause a man to fall. Which is exactly what I did....to my knees.
I realized that if I was to ever getout of this mess, I would need to turn to God for help. Around thistime several things happened within months of each other...in a waythat can only be described a providential. First, we went on a familyretreat that totally blew us away! We were pretty devout already, butthis retreat brought our faith to a whole new dimension! It was thereI pleaded with God to help us out of our Debt Crisis.
Next we heard about this family calledthe Duggars who at the time had 17 kids and started to watch theirreality show....which I where I first learned about the Scripturalprinciples for financial management.
To make a long story short, after about4 years of following the financial principles laid out in Scripture,we are credit card free. Line of credit free. Car payment free. Checkout this site for some ofthese principles I mentioned.
Anywayhere are some pics of a board that I am working on:
Gavinis also working on a board of his own:
See you next post: