What is Smart Love? Apostle Paul describes it in Philippians 1:9-10, Love abounds in Knowledge and Insights. I used to read Joshua Harris’ Book “I kissed Dating Goodbye” I got an explanation about what Apostle Paul means by the verses. ” We need to learn to love appropriately, we need to use our heads and test our feelings so that our love is sincere and intelligent, not a sentimental gush which allowing the emotions to dictate the course of a dating relationship. Instead of acting on what we know is right, we let our feelings carry us away.” To truly love someone with Smart Love, we need to use our heads as well as our hearts. I begun to like the book. I got so many lessons about relationships, about life and all is biblical. And this I pray, that my love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and insight and that I would not let my heart control my head; that ye may prove things that excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ. (Phil. 1:9-10) If we want God’s best in our relationships we must be willing to play by his rules.
This is my first entry in WW. I’m so excited to join. I am looking forward to post my entry every week. I took this in our place. Isn’t this amazing? It reminds me of God’s greatness.
I attended Sunday Worship Service & I was so blessed with the lecture given by Pastor Calixto Fermantes about “Poverty”. It was very interesting. I will share it with you so that all of us will be reminded & aware of what to do and don’t to avoid poverty biblically . I learned that violation of God’s words brings financial loss put us into poverty.
1. Being immoral with a woman/man. – (Prov. 5:10)
2. Spending too much time to sleep. – (Prov. 6:11)
3. Getting money by doing evil. – (Prov. 10:3)
4. Failing to be deligent. – (Prov. 10:4)
5. Having a stingy attitude/selfish heart – (Prov. 11:21)
6. Provoking your family to anger – (Prov. 11:24)
7. Getting money without labor – (Prov. 13:11)
8. Refusing to listen to reproofs – (Prov. 13:8 )
9. Too much talking – (Prov. 14:23)
10.Being slothful – (Prov. 19:15)
11.Loving pleasure/vices – (Prov. 21:17)
12.Using usury using loans – (Prov. 28:8 )
13.Following vain person – (Prov. 28:19)
14.Trying to get rich quickly – (Prov. 28:20-22)
Good luck, think wise and be rich in God.
God’s cylce of Riches & Poverty
(Deu. 2:37, 4:30-37)
1. Riches – Deu. 8:18
2. Test – Ps. 62:10
* Discern evil motives
* Dedicate riches to God
3. Poverty – Job 1:21
* Bad investment
* Acts of God
* Sacrificial giving
4. Faith – James 2:5
* Set your affection
* Claim God’s promise
* Secure provision
May this be our guide in our daily living.8)