I had a meeting with a gentleman who is working on a project worth over half a billion dollars. When I asked him for book recommendations, he went into a room and pulled out this book. That was enough impetus to consume it.
Title: God’s Creative Power For Finances
Author(s): Charles and Annette Capps
Charles Capps’ was one of the wealthiest farmers in Texas over the last 30 years. He shares his secrets to abundance in very simple language.
My main takeaways were
1. Get God involved in your business by tithing and giving to the work of God
2. Always think about being a blessing with your money and never be a hoarder
3. Always speak positive things because you will have what you say.
Here is an excerpt from the book.
Several years ago, I started a housing subdivision north of the town of England, Arkansas. I had borrowed money to put in water, sewer, and streets, and I had a mountain of debt. Jesus said to speak to the mountain and it would be removed. I got all the mortgages out and laid them on the kitchen table. I called my daughter Annette and said, “I want you to be a witness that I’m going to do what Jesus said to do.” I said: “Notes, listen to me, I’m talking to you. Jesus said you would obey me. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command you, I say to you, BE PAID IN FULL…DEMATERIALIZE…DEPART…BE GONE…. IN JESUS’ NAME, YOU WILL OBEY ME!”
I turned around and walked off and left my daughter standing there. She had seen me do some strange things before. Someone asked, “Didn’t you feel a little silly doing that?” No. I felt a lot silly! But feelings have nothing to do with it. Jesus said to speak to the mountain, speak to the sycamine tree, and it would obey you. So many people tend to spiritualize the Word of God, but it is very practical.
I had two houses in this subdivision that I had built to sell. I had prayed and asked God to send a buyer, but the houses hadn’t sold. One day as I drove out there, I asked, “Lord, why haven’t these houses sold?” He spoke into my spirit, “Because you didn’t do what I said to do. Do what you have been teaching other people to do.”
I got out of my truck and said, “Houses, now listen to me. I’m talking to you. Someone’s impressed with you and you will be a blessing to someone. I call you SOLD in Jesus’ name!”
The houses didn’t sell overnight, and my carnal mind said, “Now what are you going to do?” I said to myself, “I know what I am going to do. I’ll release my faith in laughter.” I drove over to one house, rolled down the window, looked both ways down the street and said, “Ha ha ha.” I drove in front of the other one and said, “Ha ha ha,” rolled up the window and drove home.
You have to learn to laugh at your problems. Tears of self-pity and sorrow never release faith. I simply did what the Spirit of God told me to do.
Over the next few months, not only did the houses sell, but I sold the entire subdivision and all the land behind the subdivision that was not developed. The notes and mortgages were paid in full!
There are many formulas that the world says will make a man wealthy but I personally have not found anyway as sure as the law of sowing and reaping.
Book Recommendation: Right And Wrong Thinking by Kenneth E. Hagin. Buy it here.