Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Lord's Law of Finances- Feb.19th

This last week was great! Elder W and I are working very hard to try to accomplish our mission goal of 85 baptisms by the end of the first quarter. We are going out talking to everyone we can, to find those who are searching after the truth but can not find it.
This last Saturday we had the privilege of going to J's Baptism. It was great to see all of our hard work and all the lessons we taught her pay off. It was a great baptism that the young single adult elders put on. There was a lot of people there and the spirit was strong. I am glad I was able to be a part of the process.
I learned an important lesson from a Multi-millionaire about the Lords law of Finances. He said that it was his secret to success. He started of by using an example of buying a brand new Corvette. He asked Now how much does and average car cost? About $25,000. How much does a new Corvette cost? $70,000. So there is about $45,000 difference. He said what you need to do is to give away $45,000. Then the Lord will provide you with the ability to by your dream Corvette. Charity is essential. When you want more, you must show that you will give more to those in need. He went on to say that before building his $2 Million dollar house he had to give $2 Million dollars away. Not only do you need to be charitable he also said that you must be a full tithe payer and give a generous fast offering. You must put the lord first as it says in 3 Nephi 13: 33.
33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. 
When we do that God knows that he can trust us and that we will not do anything contrary to his will. That is the key to opening up the windows of heaven. Once we receive such great blessings we must have gratitude. It plays an role. God will ONLY give us as much as we are grateful for. So if we show our gratitude for the things we have the Lord will bless you with more because he knows that you will be grateful for those blessings as well.
So the Lords Law of Finances is:
1. Be Charitable
2. Pay a full Tithe
3. Pay a generous Fast Offering
4. Show Gratitude
Do these things and I promise you that the Lord will bless you with abundance.
Love Elder Paget

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