a powerful resource that will challenge your resolve concerning wealth and believers
"The insights and clarity you bring to honoring God with the wealth He has given each of us has renewed my heart and desire to do more for God's Kingdom; and it's OK for me to gain the precious gifts God has for me in the process, as long as I am serving Him and others!" - Kathy Beecher
There's a taboo word that lingers in the Body of Christ: wealth. Some people simply hate its discussion, because to them, wealth equals greed.
But when we make such rash assumptions about a topic that the Lord spent considerable time discussing, we find ourselves missing out on something truly powerful.
In this resource, I provide powerful principles to God's writers, urging them to examine the scriptures in light of understanding wealth. I challenge you as the reader to lay aside all preconceived notions, and to embrace the financial responsibilities that we have been commanded to employ.
This e-book was life-changing for me. Every lesson, every revelation, every insight emerged from my time with the Holy Spirit. It wasn't until recently that I finally stopped blaming the Lord for my financial situation; and decided to sit at His feet while He taught me these principles, which I now share with you.
Come learn what it means to generate wealth as a Believer. Come see why it is your right and responsibility to take the wealth of the world and use it to expand God's Kingdom in the earth. Come learn how your gift of writing will help usher this in. I guarantee that it will bless you!
I remember sitting at my parents’ dining room table one Sunday afternoon. We had just finished a wonderful meal prepared by my loving step-mother, and friends and family from the church came to partake of this fellowship as well. While talking to one of the ladies from the church, I told her about a recent article that I had read about Stanford University. In it, they discussed that students who were accepted into the school, and whose parents made less than $100,000 a year, would receive their entire tuition free of charge. I then went on to say:
“I’m so glad I read that because now I know Aaliyah can go to Stanford for free.”
As I discussed this further with the lady, my step-mother came into the dining room and sat with us. When I mentioned to her the same topic, she looked at the lady—who is her armor-bearer, by the way—and said, “She acts as if that’s the most she will ever make.”
For a moment, that threw me off. I never realized how limited my mind had become when it came to generating wealth. I suppose that I assumed I would always live in financial straits, and that the most money I would ever make in a year would be about $60,000, and that’s with a traditional job. In fact, at that moment, I had not even taken the business—LiyahAmore Publishing—seriously. This moment was certainly a lesson and turning point for me.
Quite often, when we are not accustomed to receiving wealth, we believe that it is not for us. In fact, very often in the Body of Christ, discussing wealth and money turns most people off. There is this ridiculous notion that if we talk about money, or if we ever think about making more than the average person, then somehow we are greedy. We are unholy. We are out of alignment with the will of God. I know this because I’ve witnessed prominent men and women of God go through harsh trials within the Church simply because they preached about finances, wealth, and prosperity. Even today, I see Christians harshly criticize the “faith movement,” which is characterized as teaching God’s people how to live in abundance and not lack.
Even I had small bouts of criticism come my way whenever I made a simple Facebook post about helping Christians edit their books or create books to sale. One person made such rude and obnoxious comments—repeatedly, by the way—that I had to report him to Facebook and block him from my page.
What is it about wealth that makes Christians so uneasy? We certainly don’t mind if the world talks about wealth. We won’t hesitate to attend a financial conference held by a renown, ungodly leader; but when a preacher, a carrier of the Truth, discusses it, we call him shameful, greedy, evil, and wicked. We cast stones at the very ones who have been given revelation knowledge concerning this very matter.
Now, I don’t want you to think that this book is meant to condemn you—that is, if you’re feeling condemned for ever having these same thoughts—but to bring to light some important truths regarding wealth, which you can find in the Scriptures. I always believe that if the Bible says that I can have something, then surely God is telling me that I can have it. And if I can believe God’s Word concerning faith, salvation, and healing, then surely I can believe Him when He says that “the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the righteous” (see Proverbs 13:22).
I preface this book with this information to stir your heart to see what God intends to do through you and through the works He has entrusted unto you. As writers, we have the unique talents of taking inspiration and putting it to pen. We can translate oral messages into written ones for generations to read after us. This is a gift that not many possess, although some would think otherwise. And this is a very unique talent that we must use for God’s glory.
When I first asked the Holy Spirit to teach me about wealth and financial management, I had no idea of what to expect. I knew about tithing. I knew about His provision. I knew that hard work resulted in monetary rewards. But I could not understand wealth. I did not know what it meant to have more than enough, and even upon having more, I did not know how to manage such finances.
In spending time with Him on this very matter, the Lord began demonstrating—not just revealing, but showing—to me what He meant when He said, “I will pour you out a blessing that you shall not have room to contain it” (Malachi 3:10). “What does that mean?” I asked Him. Because as it stood, I certainly had an empty bank account that needed to be filled. I said to the Lord, “I’m a tither. I give that which you require. But I don’t see this abundance of which You speak.” From what I understand in the Scriptures, it was OK for me to inquire this way, because His Word says to “prove Him in this.” And that’s when the revelation and demonstration unfolded.
When God blesses His people, that blessing takes the form of a word, a prophecy, a declaration. And with that blessing comes the power to multiply, not add, but multiply. So, as you and I commit to honor the Lord through obedience—tithing, giving, etc.—He is obligated to give you back something—a blessing, a word, a promise—that will literally overtake you. This is exactly what I experienced the more I tapped into knowing about wealth according to His standards. And as a result of my pressing into this, He began downloading what you now partake of: the Empowered Writerpreneurs Network™ and the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program™.
Composing this book was important to me, because before you begin working on your plans and before you commit to engaging in the Program, you have to understand that what you’re doing is biblically sound. In other words, you should never feel guilty—or let others make you feel guilty—for putting faith in what the Lord has already promised.
Generating wealth as a writer, as a Christian writer, is not only possible, but something that God wants for you because there’s a purpose for it. The Lord cannot trust a multitude of wealth to every person, and I will expound upon this in the book. But He does give a portion to each servant according to what he or she can manage. And if you do right, if you are a good steward over what He has entrusted to you, He will multiply back to you according to what you have done with your first portion. That’s a principle, and not my opinion.
And so as you dive into this book, and as you come to learn more about what it means to be wealthy and using your craft to help generate this revenue, understand that as long as you use it according to the will of God, He will multiply your increase. Why? Because He can trust you. And this is what I share in this book, and why I believe so strongly that as you engage in this process and program, you will see the fruits of it in your works and in your life.
I pray that this book blesses you just as the lessons have blessed me.
And as always, let’s grow together!
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