2 thoughts on “Before Anyone Else: Money…

  1. Hi justin, just wanted to let you know God used your message to speak directly to me this morning. I've been waking up from bad dreams for many months and the feelings I have after these dreams causes me to run to God like a child scared at night crying out to their Daddy.

    I typically go to YouVersion, read a while and pray, then fall back asleep or get up and get ready for work.

    This morning after waking up from a bad dream, I started praying and then woke up my wife and talked with her a little about these dreams and how regular and consistent they've been. And how usually they consist of someone or something chasing me in the midst of chaos (like war or a catastrophe or apocalyptic scenario). I was trying to communicate to her about why I'm having these dreams and one of the things I shared with her is the financial burden we're in right now.

    She's struggling to stay awake because I woke her up at 5am on a Saturday, so I go to YouVersion and read the verse of the day which is Malachi 3:10 and I was like “woah, this is about giving and finances and trusting the Lord”. So I then decided to check out the related notes (which I rarely ever do), and saw your link to your message on this verse. I almost went on to another post when I tried to tap or copy the link and it didn't work but then noticed YouVersion's copy button and tapped that, went to Safari, pasted the link and watched your message.

    Our church (interestingly called Blue Ridge Community Church) did a series just like this a few years ago and the message on money was almost exactly the same. However, God used your message this morning to speak to me and tell me how much He loves me and wants me to be free from debt and to have that margin in my life to help others financially, and to have margin with my time. He's already been doing this in me and your message was timely and a huge encouragement but also challenging.

    We've had tons of medical expenses and house repairs (even though the house is only 8 years old). I think I've been worrying too much about finances and job stability and have had an attitude of envy and covetousness at times. All of this fear and frustration has been coming out in my dreams but has also been used by God to help drive me toward Him. He's SO good!

    Sorry this is so long but I wanted to let you know how God is using you and also ask for your prayers.

    Thanks,
    Stephen Smiroldo

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  2. Hi justin, just wanted to let you know God used your message to speak directly to me this morning. I've been waking up from bad dreams for many months and the feelings I have after these dreams causes me to run to God like a child scared at night crying out to their Daddy.

    I typically go to YouVersion, read a while and pray, then fall back asleep or get up and get ready for work.

    This morning after waking up from a bad dream, I started praying and then woke up my wife and talked with her a little about these dreams and how regular and consistent they've been. And how usually they consist of someone or something chasing me in the midst of chaos (like war or a catastrophe or apocalyptic scenario). I was trying to communicate to her about why I'm having these dreams and one of the things I shared with her is the financial burden we're in right now.

    She's struggling to stay awake because I woke her up at 5am on a Saturday, so I go to YouVersion and read the verse of the day which is Malachi 3:10 and I was like “woah, this is about giving and finances and trusting the Lord”. So I then decided to check out the related notes (which I rarely ever do), and saw your link to your message on this verse. I almost went on to another post when I tried to tap or copy the link and it didn't work but then noticed YouVersion's copy button and tapped that, went to Safari, pasted the link and watched your message.

    Our church (interestingly called Blue Ridge Community Church) did a series just like this a few years ago and the message on money was almost exactly the same. However, God used your message this morning to speak to me and tell me how much He loves me and wants me to be free from debt and to have that margin in my life to help others financially, and to have margin with my time. He's already been doing this in me and your message was timely and a huge encouragement but also challenging.

    We've had tons of medical expenses and house repairs (even though the house is only 8 years old). I think I've been worrying too much about finances and job stability and have had an attitude of envy and covetousness at times. All of this fear and frustration has been coming out in my dreams but has also been used by God to help drive me toward Him. He's SO good!

    Sorry this is so long but I wanted to let you know how God is using you and also ask for your prayers.

    Thanks,
    Stephen Smiroldo

    Like

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