7 Steps to 1,000 x More

Immeasurably more money is a big number if you look at it from God’s perspective. Sadly, we might know this, but still think and act based on the numbers we see in our bank account or think we might see in the future. The result is that we’re making our decisions based on our worldly perspective or our past experiences. Many times this is because we aren’t trusting His word. This means we’re operating from fear. Fear is opposite of love which means when we stress and fret over financial uncertainty we are disobeying Him. When we disobey His commands and ignore His promises we are sinning. This means we need more than financial strategies and a renewal of our mind; we need repentance and forgiveness.

Before I get all ‘preachy’, however, let me share that this is process of letting go of a lifetime of thoughts, experience, habits and patterns of behaviour. On our own we might realize temporary results, but God has promised to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20) so if He is tugging at your heart right now, then I believe He will also do what is necessary for all of us to experience His love and provision at levels beyond what we can currently see in the natural.

after years of denying the tugs at my spirit to ‘just do it’. Participants experienced some powerful exercises to help them realize self-imposed, or worldly perceived financial limitations. Most importantly the process helped participants to begin a renewal of their mind to line up with biblical financial concepts of sustainability and exponential growth – otherwise know as immeasurably more.

Followers have described the the effects of the MoneyMinding Method as amazing – adding that they were initially skeptical, expecting it to be a typical financial seminar full of information, yet leaving with a completely fresh new perspective on what’s possible for their life!

I am reminded of how my journey in this area began where I was searching for ways to help a wealthy client to feel more confident with his financial position and the decisions he made. He worried excessively about every detail and desperately tried to stick to an extremely tight budget while fearing he might lose his several million-dollar portfolio or not be able to maintain one of his 2 waterfront homes and also provide for his family.

I discovered information on ‘how to think wealthy’; how to get wealthy in real estate, business or stocks; how to get out of debt and make a budget; how understand financial terminology; and what does God say about money. However, what I always wondered was why the emotional topics didn’t offer practical strategies and visa versa. This became the system that I developed during my corporate years of teaching finance, yet today, 5 years after the collapse of my business, I have such a strong conviction that there is also another layer to the personal finance puzzle: the spiritual. This layer isn’t just the biblical principles that my past work was based on and that most of what I see offered as Christian financial teaching. This layer is the ingredient that makes everything else possible and holds everything else together.

As I was pondering all this, the Lord reminded me of Ephesians 3:20 while I was considering the integration of spiritual, emotional and practical strategies for dealing with money: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us”. He then brought to my mind the following 7 steps to implement and realize a financial blessing that is immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine. Not surprisingly, the first step is prayer which explains why I have such a burden to launch the daily prayer meetings for Financial Grace.

1. Cultivate and nurture your relationship with the Lord Jesus through his Holy Spirit

2. Know why you want what you want with your money

3. Have a written cash flow plan so you know exactly how much you need and want and by when

4. Build your support team of prayerful friends, professional advisors and associates

5. Focus on ongoing income, not an accumulated lump sum of money (and especially don’t focus on getting rid of something you don’t want such as debt, or something you’re afraid might happen)

6. Structure your earning so you are giving while you’re earning, not as a line item on your expenses (I call this purpose-driven income)

7. Leverage all your seeds of experiences, skills, knowledge, contacts, and financial and non-financial assets and resources

8. BONUS step: wait and rest always on the timing and the ways the Lord will provide. If He provides you with a vision, then He is in the gap between where you are now and where the vision is taking you.

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