A Bailout Or A Breakout?

January 31, 2009

 

 

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The word bailout sounds more like the need to get water out of a sinking ship than it does the road to financial freedom and solvency.  Imagine if you took in $4000 per month and the payments on your debt added to $5000 per month.  In pondering what to do several things could come to mind not the least of which would be spend less, consolidate, sell some items to pay off a portion of the debt or reducing the size of your life by eliminating some things.  Would you think of going to the bank to borrow more?  Maybe for a consolidation loan but would you include in the new borrowing extra money for play items or new toys?  Some might.  Most would not.  The reason being it would not make good fiscal sense to do such a thing.  This is because debt is never a good thing. 

 

Can you imagine yourself being debt free?  Can you imagine the prosperity we would have if every state and the country as a whole were completely debt free and stayed that way?  It can become a reality in your home, your state or our country.  The way to do this is spend less, downsize, say no to some things are desired and pay on the debt until it is retired.

 

I am not speaking politically but realistically, when I say we don’t need a bailout, we need a breakout!  What many today need is a breakout from the old way of doing things and a new way of thinking and living.  This new way, by the way, is God’s way.  Did that make sense?  I hope so because when we look in the Word of God we can see that Jesus spoke more of money than he did heaven or hell.  The reason being is the way in which we view money will ultimately guide our steps in most other areas of our lives for the good or the bad.  Do you or someone you know need help in the area of finances?  I have written a few studies on this very subject to help you get started down the road to financial freedom.  I hope you will consider them and get started today focusing on financial freedom because for sure it can become a reality!  God Bless!

 

“Financial Freedom”

“Borrowing Money”

“The Vanity of Riches”

 

Thanks for letting me into your day, I pray it will be blessed of the Lord. 

 

Here is the weekly inspirational scriptures. 

 

“The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Proverbs 22:7 (KJV) 

 

“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8 (KJV) 

 

Sincerely

 

Greg Wirths

 

Focus on Freedom

 

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What About The Popular Culture?

January 25, 2009

 

 

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Life had turned out much different than expected.  Instead of finding love and partnership Nancy had come to a place of desperation.  At a young age she found herself addicted to alcohol and cocaine.  She had two children and no one to help her raise them.  The love that was given to her had turned out to be the lust of men seeking gratification and it left her empty and confused.  One day while sitting on the couch and trying to make some sense out of her Bible she prayed a simple prayer.  It went something like this, “Lord would you please send someone to me to show me what this book is saying.”  No more than she had prayed that prayer than our phone ministry called her number and invited her to a free in-home Bible study.  She accepted the invitation and began to discover God’s will for her life.  Not long after, Nancy received the baptism of the Holy Ghost and was set free from the things that had bound her.  Twenty years later Nancy is married and still free from alcohol and drugs! 

 

Nancy’s story is not unique but just one of many who have found the joy and power that comes through Jesus Christ and his Word!  You see, Nancy tried to discover happiness in the things of this world and found herself coming up short.  Things began to change however when she opened her heart to the will of God that she found in the Word of God.  What she experienced is for everyone.  The Word of God is truth and it will always lead us to a higher place.  This is because the Word of God is higher than us.

 

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. [9] For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV) 

 

We hear so much today about the “IN” things sweeping the popular cultures but the trouble with those things that are accepted by others is that  they change.  After a while a person finds him/herself living just to fit in.  With God, the popular culture is just something that passes away but his will and Word remain for all generations.  Why not start today like Nancy and others, seeking his will which is found in his Word.  I have prepared some studies which may help you or someone you know.  Here are a few of them.

 

“Finding Happiness”

“Loneliness”

“Addicted To Drugs or Alcohol?”

“Becoming Successful”

 

Thanks for letting me into your day, I pray it will be blessed of the Lord. 

 

Here is the weekly inspirational scripture. 

 

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 (KJV) 

 

“And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. [10] For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Luke 11:9-10 (KJV) 

 

Sincerely

 

Greg Wirths

 

Focus on Freedom

 

 


We Need A Comforter

January 17, 2009

 

 

home-page-picture1All of us at some point in life will need comfort because sometimes this world has a way  of dealing us the negative and hurtful.  When it happens it is distressing to feel that there is no where to turn and no one to talk to.  Solomon the wise man saw this and had a comment which we all could say “Amen” to.

 

“So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.” Eccles. 4:1 (KJV) 

 

This scripture was given somewhere around 977 B.C. which let’s us know that things haven’t changed very much.  When the oppressors of our day cheat the common man of billions of dollars without regret or remorse and governments take advantage of that which was built up by hard work and saving there is a cry that can be heard across the land, “Where can we find comfort?”.  There is an answer to this dilemma and a way to peace and happiness.  Lest you think that it will be in a new stock investor or miracle messiah man stepping onto the scene I must tell you that the answer can only be found in the Word of God.  Jesus spoke of this when he ministered to his generation.

 

“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [17] Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. [18] I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:16-18 (KJV) 

 

The answer he gave to his and every generation is a comforter which dwells on the inside and will be with us forever.  Even when the stock market is down?  Yes!  Even when the economic and political future is uncertain?  Again, yes!  Actually, in every situation we can find comfort from the Lord Jesus Christ.  He went on to tell us exactly what  it means to have this comforter.

 

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. [27] Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:26-27 (KJV) 

 

The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God which he has promised to all who would accept and believe.  This powerful experience is described in the books of Acts 2:1-4.  It so changed these people that they could go through tremendous persecution and trouble and still be happy.  This experience is still for us today.  I have written a lesson titled “What it Means to Receive the Holy Ghost” which is by far the most popular of the lessons at Focus on Freedom.  Nearly every day people are accessing this and seeking for help to experience this peace that comes from above.  Are you in turmoil and distress?  Do you know someone who could be helped with some comfort?  There is help and hope through the powerful experience of receiving God’s Spirit, the Comforter into your life!

 

The world can bring us trouble but the Lord of all the earth brings tidings of great joy!  I pray your week will be filled with comfort and peace.  Selah!

 

Here is the weekly inspirational scripture. 

 

“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” Romans 14:17 (KJV) 

 

Sincerely

 

Greg Wirths

 

Focus on Freedom

 

Check out the lesson titled “What it Means to Receive the Holy Ghost”

 

 

 


A Strong Foundation?

January 10, 2009

 

 

 

Larry and Linda came into my office very distressed and in total turmoil.  Things had not been going well in their marriage.  They seemed to be drifting farther and farther apart.  The counsel they received could have helped them but because they were not willing to follow through the marriage broke up not without much trouble.  Sound familiar?  Jeff and Cheryl came into the same office seeking for financial advise.  Their marriage was solid but they were not making enough money to pay the bills, or give as they wanted to, in fact they were in danger of losing their home.  After counsel they left the office, followed through and did what was right.  Today they own a home on two acres in an area of the country where two acres is considered a ranch and are financially solvent.  These two stories are true and they tell us of an important principle.  Instead of telling it to you myself, I’ll let the Word of God do it.

 

“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: [25] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. [26] And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: [27] And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.” Matthew 7:24-27 (KJV) 

 

Each of us are building our own house of sorts.  What the house represents is our lives and the foundation is what it is built upon.  The storms are the troubles that will come to us all and will beat upon our lives.  The foundation, which holds the house strong or fails to secure it is directly related to what we do.  In other words, the things we do in life are very important.  Are we following the right way (God’s way) or the wrong way (our way)?  Are we doing the word of God or just hearing it?  If we build our lives on a strong foundation it must include doing the Word of God for we know that it (the Word of God) is the only source of truth in eternal things.

 

I have written a study titled “The Parable of the Two House Builders”  that goes into this important and essential part of living.  God wants us to live life to the fullest and stand strong in every situation.  We can overcome through the power of God’s Word when we apply it to our lives.  Many today live with depression, fear or anxiety and believe that it is a normal part of living.  We can live free from these and other negative things when we have a solid foundation.  God’s foundation brings peace, joy and love.  Sound good?  Do you know someone who is depressed because of the storms of life?  Send them this newsletter, they may thank you later.

 

Thanks for letting me into your day, I pray it will be blessed of the Lord. 

 

Here is the weekly inspirational scripture. 

 

“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor. 3:11 (KJV) 

 

Sincerely

 

Greg Wirths

 

Focus on Freedom

 

Check out the lesson titled “The Parable of the Two House Builders”

 

 

 


What Will Your New Year Be?

January 1, 2009

 

 

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Well here we are!  It is exactly 11:35 P.M. New Years Eve as I write this post.  How are we going to do in 2009?  Good question but more importantly what kind of a person will we be this next year (which by the way will be in about twenty-five minutes)?  Will we live it out with pride or will we be humble?  Truly  the worlds problems would probably be solved if everyone decided to be truly humble instead of prideful don’t you think?  Well, we can’t change the world but we can change the person looking at us in the mirror.


We are starting this new year with a brand new war in the middle east and gearing up on yet another front for more war.  The enemy is zealous to the point of being fanatic and self destructive.  Zeal and energy can be a mask for pride as John Newton the former salve trader who’s life was turned around by the Word of God had this to say about zeal gone haywire.

 

Zeal is that pure and heavenly flame

The fire of love supplies;

While that which often bears the name

Is self in a disguise.

 

True zeal is merciful and mild’

Can pity and forbear;

The false is headstrong, fierce and wild;

And breathes revenge and war.

 

While zeal for truth the Christian warms,

He knows the worth of peace;

But self contends for names and forms,

Its party to increase.

 

Is your goal to get more or to give more?  To love instead of fight?  Whichever is your way will determine the outcome of your “new year”.  Why not start right now and decide by the help of God to be humble and kind to someone today for it is the only day we will ever have.  May God bless you and I pray a wonderful year of many blessings! 

 

Here is the weekly inspirational scripture. 

 

“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5 (KJV) 

 

Sincerely

 

Greg Wirths

 

Focus on Freedom

 

Check out the lesson titled “A Parable Of Humility”