A reflection on budgeting

Reflections for the day

Proverbs 22

The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is slave to the lender.

 

Matthew 6:19-21

 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

 

2 Corinthians 9:6

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

 

At night when you can’t sleep, 
don’t count sheep – talk to the Shepherd.

A reflection on budgeting

Heavenly Father,

Thou art almighty, and thou art most powerful, and we praise thou for thou power, and we praise thou for thou mightiness. Thou art Our Heavenly Father that knows all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father that sees all, and thou art Our Heavenly Father that hath possession of all thou facts. We acknowledge that all things come from thou, and we acknowledge that all riches, and all honour, come from thou.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou purpose for all of Mankind is for all of Mankind to draw closer to thou, and we acknowledge that thou purpose for all of Mankind is to emulate thou life of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we acknowledge that all good things happen to a self who can live a life that can be described as godly.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we reflect upon the nature of what is described as budgeting. We acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal much about what is described as budgeting, and we acknowledge that thou Scriptures reveal much about thou desire for all of Mankind to be prudent. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to put thou first in all that is thought, and in all that is spake, and in all that is done. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to turn to thou always, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind to place a worry, and to place a concern with thou.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal much about how a self should be prudent. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal thou desire is for a self to be prudent by what is described as a saving of money, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal thou desire is for a self is to be prudent by what is described as an avoidance of a collection of  a debt, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal thou desire is for a self to be prudent by what is described as a keeping of an account of an expenditure of money, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Scriptures reveal thou desire is for a self to be prudent by what is described as being hard at work.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge that there are many who have what is described as a difficulty with finance, and it is at this time we acknowledge that there are many who are unable to see a way forward in a way that is clear in terms of a finance, and it is at this time we acknowledge that a difficulty which is described as one that is financial, is one that is endured by a number of thou people of thou nations of thou world.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all of Mankind in a life that is daily, and we ask thou to guide a self  to see in a way that is clear an issue  of  concern that is monetary  is an issue that must be addressed. We ask thou to guide a self to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for all of Mankind not to set a hope on an uncertainty of riches in terms that are monetary.

Heavenly Father, thou art Our Heavenly Father who is loving, and thou art Our Heavenly Father who is compassionate, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is there for all, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that endures, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is eternal, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and thou love for all of Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all to love thou with all of a heart, and with all of a soul, and with all of a mind, and with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that overspills into a relationship, and we acknowledge that thou love for all of Mankind is one that enables all of Mankind to love thou neighbour, in thou way that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, loves us all.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide a self to love thou neighbour, and we ask thou to guide a self to put a need of another before a self, and we ask thou to guide a self to be content with what a self has.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before all delegates at the United Nations Rio 20 plus Summit, and we ask thou to provide a number of opportunities before all the heads of Government at the United Nations Rio 20 plus Summit, and the opportunities we ask thou to provide are ones to enable all to reflect carefully upon what is described as the current economic situation that exists in thou continent known as  Europe, and to reflect carefully upon the current economic situation that exists in what is described as thou nations of the developed World. We hope and we pray that all will see a need to be prudent, and we hope and we pray that all will see a need to put a need of another before a need of a self, and we hope and we pray that a self will turn to thou always.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that where there is a jealousy and where there is an ambition that can be described as selfish doth exist that there will be what can be described as disorder, and what can be described as a practice in a life of a self which is somewhat less than acceptable, and is somewhat less than desirable.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that all of Mankind falls short in thou expectation, and we acknowledge that a self is, at times, reluctant to be thou obedient servant, and we acknowledge that a self is, at times, rebellious, and is unable to see in a way that is clear a need to place thou first in all that is thought, and in all that is spake, and in all that is done. We ask thou to guide a self  to remain focused on thou always, and we ask thou to guide a self to be obedient to thou, and we ask thou to guide a self to be ready to do thou will.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and we uphold all that hath been spake in thou name of  thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for all of Mankind to redeem all of Mankind from all sins, and to show all of Mankind thou way to thou, and we uphold all that hath been spake in thou name of thou Holy Spirit, who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, now and always, for evermore.

Amen


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Posted on June 19, 2012, in budgeting, The sin of greed, The sin of materialism and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. daphnewilliams

    Loving Father, I have to confess that I have not always been prudent in the way that I spend money and certainly need to think before I spend, not being persuaded by advertisements. Harold Macmillan said that “we have never had it so good!” and we have all got into the habit of freely spending to satisfy our desires. In this time of recession, everyone has to learn to “draw their horns in”. We pray that world’s recession will ease and that governments, such as of Greece, Spain and Portugal will be enabled to persuade their people that austere measures are vital. Amen

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