“I Declare Bankruptcy!”

“I Declare Bankruptcy!”




bankruptcy is way more than just a statement. It involves understanding

that you cannot fix the problem on your own. Richard Foster describes it as

Paul did with sowing and reaping. In order to sow and reap we must first break

up the ground. This is our hearts. We have to understand that we are broken and

need God’s spirit in our lives. Next comes putting God’s spirit in our lives. So,

the question comes – what does this look like? What does it look like to have

God’s spirit in us? Here are some tips:


Getting into God’s word


Getting into God’s work


Getting into God’s will

Think about farming – even after

planting the seed it is still up to nature to allow the


to grow.  This force in our spiritual

lives is God’s grace. We can’t grow by ourselves – but with God’s grace we can.

He will water that spirit of growth allowing us to grow closer to him.




how, as a family, you can accomplish these 3 tasks.



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