Jessica and Jerod’s “We’re Debt Free” Video … http://youtu.be/E34PqvqWUjk

I believe financial pressure is the greatest source of stress for Americans. It compounds the pressure of all other stress. In order to feel peace and contentment one has to live within the financial margins and get free from debt.

Breaking Point – The point at which a person
collapses under stress.

True wisdom comes from the realization of the brevity of life and making the most of the time God allows.

LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce

13 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
14 The Pharisees, who dearly loved their money, heard all this and scoffed at him. Luke 16:13-14

MYTH: Our culture tells us if we raise our standard of
living we will improve our quality of life.

9 But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. 1 Tim 6:9-10

TRUTH: You raise your quality of life with discipline.

But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. 1 Tim 6:11

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10

How To Release The Pressure

1) Choose Jesus over money.

You will change your lifestyle.

2) Choose what percentage to your income to live on.

80% – 10% – 10%

3) Choose to watch your money for two months.

Keep up with every penny spent.

4) Choose to cut your spending.

5) Choose to get out of debt.

Set a goal and work it.

Recommendation: The Total Money Makeover
By Dave Ramsey

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