Faith
Wednesday January 1, 2009
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
FAITH COMMENTARY
"2009 Strategy for Financial Security"

We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year! Prosperity is attainable when you have a strategy…a New Strategy that addresses the New Economy that you face today.

Your New Strategy must include learning from the financial blunders in your past; experience is a good teacher. Learning from past mistakes and a closer walk with God are ingredients of your 2009 Strategy for Financial Security.

Researching strategy and security takes you to Isaiah 48:17 KJV. There you observe that God is interested in teaching you profitability, the primary ingredient in your New Year strategy; you certainly have reason to include Him.

Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

Facing the New Economy of today requires both common sense and you knowing the direction you should go. God gives you direction and Proverbs 3:6 KJV tells how:

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

You need direction more than ever! Good financial advice is becoming a thing of the past.

Included with your need for a 2009 strategy, is your need to pay attention to your elected members in congress; their performance in safeguarding your tax dollars is less than acceptable. This mountain of debt that they are accumulating is unduly taxing your children and grandchildren. The only way to resolve this problem is to vote them out in the upcoming election.

Your 2009 Strategy for Financial Security will benefit from the services of one special adviser; Psalm 81:10 KJV tells you about Him:

I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

After removing obstacles from your path, He instructs you to open your mouth and afterwards, He fills it with the ingredients your 2009 Strategy for Financial Security needs.

Are you learning from the mistakes in your past?

Do you visualize a prosperous New Year?

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Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at billy@lakeshorebible.info or viewed online at www.lakeshorebible.com