Two-Sentence Prayer Thursday: God Loves You More

God is not impressed with our extensive vocabulary or how elegant we can sound with our words. Rather, He is looking for undivided hearts toward Him, true dependence upon Him, and daily communication with Him as well as relationship. With that said, we will take Thursdays and post Two-Sentence Prayers to pray. We pray we are sincere, yielded and responsive to the answers, love, and wisdom God gives us as a result of seeking Him wholeheartedly even in the simplest of prayers.

God loves us beyond measure. Real talk. There is nothing we can do to earn His love. He loves us no matter what. But life and people can make us feel that God doesn’t want anything to do with us or He has given up on us. Let today be a day of realizing, feeling, and reciprocating His love as well as administering His love to others.

Today’s Prayer:

Oh Lord,

You know the deep desires of my heart, the details of my thoughts, and you know what’s best for me. Bring into my life all according to Your will along with Your chastisement, Your love, Your mercy, Your grace, and Your hand for me to hold. In Your holy name, Jesus, amen!

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Have a blessed day,

From Fruitful & Fabulous

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Money $eries Week: Biblical Ways To Build, Spend & Save

Well loves, we are coming to the end of the Money $eries Week. We hope you have been encouraged to not throw in your towels and will aim with God’s grace, hope, and Word toward financial freedom. 

So, this post we will dedicate time to presenting God’s instruction, encouragement, and promises in managing the money He has blessed you with.

Malachi 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

Romans 13:8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

Proverbs 13:11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Luke 3:14 Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”

1 Timothy 6:17-19 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.  In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

Deuteronomy 28:12 The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.

Proverbs 3:9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;

Philippians 4:19  And my God will supply your needs according to the glory in Christ Jesus.

Deuteronomy 16:17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.

Proverbs 28:27 He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

Kings 17:13-16 Then Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go, do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from it first and bring it out to me, and afterward you may make one for yourself and for your son. For thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘The bowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain on the face of the earth.’” So she went and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bowl of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become empty, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke through Elijah.

Matthew 6:31-32 Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

Deuteronomy 8:18 Remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth.

Leviticus 19:13 You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning.

Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice.

Philippians 4:11-13  I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. 

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Disclaimer

We, at Fruitful & Fabulous, are not certified financial planners or financial advisors. We do research and reference the sources that we use within our writing. The information provided should not be used as financial advice; it is used to promote financial literacy, financial literacy based from the Bible as well as discussion. The views, some of the experiences, and opinions on this site are that of the authors. Any suggestions or investment advice should be reviewed by a financial professional before acting on them.


This website will never share your email address or any of your personal information with a third party for any reason. We are excited to encourage financial literacy and health but it is your choice whether or not you use the information provided and at your own risk.

Flashback Friday: Our Father

Father’s Day is approaching; it is this Sunday on June 18th. To acknowledge all the dads and the greatest one of them all-God, we are reposting this falshback. Please enjoy this post that was originally posted June 11, 2016. Happy Father’s Day weekend to all the fathers!🤵🤵🏾🤵🏿🤵🏼

…Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Mat 6:9-10).

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Father’s Day is approaching (June 19th)! Yet, Father’s Day doesn’t get the same amount of attention as Mother’s day. In 2014, 19.9 billion dollars were spent on Mother’s Day while 12.5 billion dollars were spent on Father’s Day (https://www.discover.com/credit-cards/resources/holiday/mothers-day-vs-fathers-day-infographic).

It is easy to push Father’s Day to the side for many children or adults like me, who don’t have their earthly fathers present in their lives for whatever reason such as death, abandonment, imprisonment, etc. Fathers in general, I admit, dont get the attention or appreciation they should, especially in the Black community because of those who have failed to care, don’t know how to be a dad, or be consistent. However, there are still good fathers out there and for those who are struggling to be that good father but are surely trying, God sees you.

I am sure it is an honor to be a father: the one God placed at the head of his family, and the one who can draw strength and wisdom from the greatest and Almighty Father Himself, God. The one who is also needed and we, women of God, are still praying that none of your destinies as men be aborted or abandoned.

I am reminded of the time God told me that He would be my Father and Jesus my big Brother. God has kept that promise and although I have longed to meet my earthly dad sometimes, I have God who not only met me, but created me and first loved me. There is no other love but His that can fulfill me and carry me throughout this life. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling (Psalm 68:5 NIV).

You’re a good, good father. It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are. And I am loved by you. It’s who I am, it’s who I am. It’s who I am. –written by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown

I love You Dad!

And to all the fathers and father figures we, here at Fruitful & Fabulous, know both near and afar, we appreciate you. You are in our prayers. God bless you!

Sincerely,

Tannika

Money Series Week

Coming to you next week!

Whether you are a believer of Christ or not, rich or poor, black or white, you can’t escape the green paper and bronze and silver coins in this world. As the saying and a song goes, “money makes the world go round”. If you are alive and in this world (which you are because you are reading this post lbs), you know you have to deal with money, spread it out, work to get it, and work to keep it. We need money to pay bills, negotiate contracts and work, buy necessities and even wants right?

Moreover, money is deemed evil by many who fail to understand that it is neutral, neither good nor bad. However, the LOVE of $money$ is a sin and it is wicked. This love can drive people to commit the most heinous acts as well as squander countless millions. This love leads us to make decisions that result into awful credit card debt with no emergency savings. We, at Fruitful & Fabulous, believe in order to not have money master us, we have to master it and surrender this area (our finances) over to God. And we too are working on our relationship with money. We cannot serve both God and money. And who wants to be a slave to debt, credit card companies, worrying about money, and the god of Barely-Making-It (okay that is not a god but y’all catch our drift)? 

So, with this series, let’s try to see money from a biblical standpoint, from God’s eyes, and let’s become better stewards over the finances we have been blessed with. Let us also learn to be content in any situation by trusting God through it all and with our all.

Disclaimer

We, at Fruitful & Fabulous, are not certified financial planners or financial advisors. We do research and reference the sources that we use within our writing. The information provided should not be used as financial advice; it is used to promote financial literacy, financial literacy based from the Bible as well as discussion. The views, some of the experiences, and opinions on this site are that of the authors. Any suggestions or investment advice should be reviewed by a financial professional before acting on them.


This website will never share your email address or any of your personal information with a third party for any reason. We are excited to encourage financial literacy and health but it is your choice whether or not you use the information provided and at your own risk.

Fruitful & Fabulous Movement: Impact

We are on a mission to live simply, live fruitfully, and live purposefully. This is what the Fruitful & Fabulous movement is all about. We are living life on purpose and aiming to be Jesus’ disciples that doesn’t just bear fruit, but much fruit. We also will not let the world–fear, distractions, hopelessness, exhaustion, busyness, idols, etc.–around us consume us.

First Three Disciplines

In previous posts, we introduced the first three disciplines of the Fruitful & Fabulous Movement: to put God first, live on purpose, and live simply. Here is the fourth!

Live To Make An Impact

God created me to be an encourager, a compassion person, and a giver. These are my spiritual gifts and the major parts of my personality. So when I think of the impact that I make on this world, it is with these qualities I do so.

I love helping people or just making sure they know they are loved and important, encouraged and motivated to keep going. I have had the gracious opportunity to donate monies or clothes and other items to charities that aid people in need as well as give small donations towards research for cancer cures, etc. I have also been blessed to serve people seeking meals, shelter, and a friendly face. I have used my writing to voice my opinion towards injustices and I have also had the joy of working alongside my students, friends, church family, and family in serving others.

Bless Others

God created us to not only display a part of His glorious nature and to grow His kingdom here on earth but to also bless others with all that He blesses us with. We are to impact the world around us with His love, care, and truth. We are to utilize our talents and spiritual gifts for His kingdom and for others and not just ourselves. Impact is not made unless we act and we can’t impact without people a part of the equation. We have to go out into the world and act toward blessing others uniquely, mercifully, cheerfully, and faithfully. We are to impact with pure motives and serve to serve God and not for man’s applause. We are to operate with His direction and in His strength because His grace is sufficient and His wisdom is supreme. You can’t meet everyone’s need and nor should you try. You need the Holy Spirit, my sisters and brothers, to show you when to give or act, how to as well as whom to. You also must strive to make an impact with your own family. Start with them. Don’t neglect your own family trying to save everyone else.

Possible With God

And lastly, pray to see yourself and others the way God does. The devil doesn’t want you to impact nor walk in the authority or confidence of our savior. If you did, the things you will accomplish, the people you would influence. The devil wants you to believe things are severely hopeless and that many people are lost causes. The devil is a liar. Even as I write this, I pray I remain trusting in God that what may be impossible with man is possible with God.

With that said declare this today, but do so with action:

I will make an Impact.


#livesimply #livefruitfully #livepurposefully 

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Contributing Writer: Tannika Moore

Two-Sentence Prayer Thursday: A Clean Heart

God is not impressed with our extensive vocabulary or how elegant we can sound with our words. Rather, He is looking for undivided hearts and true dependence upon Him, daily communication with Him, and relationship. With that said, we will take Thursdays and post Two-Sentence Prayers to pray. We pray we are sincere, yielded and responsive to the answers, love, and wisdom God gives us as a result of seeking Him wholeheartedly even in the simplest of prayers.

Today’s Prayer:

“Create in me a clean heart, oh God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence, oh God, and renew a right spirit within me.” In Jesus’ name, amen!

Free Valentine’s Day Cards

Greetings,

The most romantic day of the year is approaching, and we want you to be prepared to shower others with love, and most importantly with the love of God. 

Our very own, Tannika Moore, has created some awesome poetic Valentine’s Day Cards for you to gift either your spouse, bestie, or even someone who is feeling the blues lately. Remind them that God loves them and that you love them too.

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