Ep: #66 Do you remember when you were a child and had childlike faith and trusted that everything was going to be alright?
In today’s podcast, my guest is Jimmy Yamada. Jimmy Yamada, Jr. is the chief executive officer at A-1 A-Lectrician, a third-generation electrical contracting firm started by his father in 1957 and now currently run by his son. He is the founding pastor of Cedar Assembly of God in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the author of God’s Hand in the Life of an Electrician, How to Thrive in an Economic Disaster, God’s Hand in the Life of a Dreamer, and God’s Hand in the Life of a Pastor.
Jimmy gives us insight on the blessings and miracles that unfold when we surrender our financial worries to God. From overcoming life and financial struggles to witnessing unexpected provisions and opportunities, Jimmy reminds us that God's wisdom and provision extend beyond what we can imagine.
It's easy to find ourselves constantly worrying about money. Whether it's managing bills, meeting financial obligations, or striving for a secure future, the burden of financial stress can weigh heavily on our minds. By shifting our perspective and cultivating a deep trust in God, we can break free from the cycle of worry and experience true peace and contentment.
Highlights from today's episode:
1. Reflect on God's Faithfulness:
Take a moment to reflect on your past experiences and how God has faithfully provided for you. Recall instances where you thought there was no way out, only to witness miraculous solutions and unexpected blessings.
2. Develop a Gratitude Practice:
Gratitude is a powerful antidote to worry. Cultivate a daily gratitude practice by listing three things you're thankful for each day. This simple exercise helps shift your focus from scarcity to abundance, reminding you of the countless blessings already present in your life.
3. Seek Wisdom in Financial Matters:
While we place our trust in God, it's essential to exercise wisdom in managing our finances. Create a budget that aligns with your income and expenses, and seek financial advice when necessary.
4. Surrender Control:
One of the biggest barriers to trusting God with our finances is our desire to maintain control. However, true trust requires surrendering our need for control and recognizing that God is ultimately in control of our lives.
5. Embrace God's Promises:
The Bible is filled with promises of God's provision and faithfulness. Spend time studying verses that speak to His care for His children, such as Matthew 6:25-34 and Philippians 4:19. Meditate on these promises, internalize them, and allow them to shape your mindset.
6. Engage in Generosity:
Counterintuitively, practicing generosity can alleviate financial worries. When we give generously, we acknowledge that everything we have belongs to God, and we trust that He will continue to provide for our needs.
Worrying about money can consume our thoughts and drain our energy, hindering our ability to live fully and embrace the present moment. By intentionally shifting our focus towards trust in God, we can expe
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