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Affluent Christian Investor | August 19, 2017

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AboutDavid Bostrom, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

David Bostrom

David Bostrom

David Bostrom is author of the book 'Get Dominion.", an ordained minister and a freelance writer. For more information about him and his work, visit

Posts By David Bostrom

August 18, 2017 |

Why Your Dominion Efforts Require Prayer

This may be obvious to you…

…but it bears repeating… lest we forget…

Fulfilling the dominion mandate is NOT a natural activity — it’s a spiritual one.

This has been true ever since God put Adam and Eve in … Read More

August 17, 2017 |

Is It Really “All About the Narrative?”

You don’t have to observe much politics these days to realize:

“It’s all about the narrative.”

That is… it’s all about politicians (or parties, or activist groups) telling a story that furthers “their agenda.”

Watching this play out can be … Read More

August 16, 2017 |

Signs You’re Living Life Without a Mission

Do you find yourself regularly:

… feeling anxious about your place in life?

… putting others on a pedestal?

… feeling needy for approval or acceptance?

… questioning whether you have anything worthy to contribute?

… doubting that your efforts … Read More

August 15, 2017 |

The Father’s Ordinary Discipline

What do you think of when you hear of a father disciplining his child?

… Perhaps using a paddle or wood spoon with a few swats to the backside?

That’s surely a form of discipline.

But more ordinary, everyday discipline … Read More

August 10, 2017 |

Is Misunderstanding Holiness Keeping You From Changing the World?

Pursuing holiness is a good thing.

Necessary too… because without it no one can see the Lord (Heb.12:14).

But confusion about the meaning of holiness can keep us from engaging the world as God calls us to.

How so?

With … Read More

August 9, 2017 |

Transgenders Aren’t the Only Ones Who Need to Trust God About Who He Made Them to Be

The other day I saw Pastor John MacArthur answer a young woman who asked him how she should relate to her sister… who she said was “transgender.”

I thought MacArthur handled the question beautifully.

He applied a lot of pastoral … Read More

August 7, 2017 |

Are You Guarding Your Garden?

Don’t tell my wife… but I found a snake in the house.

… It happens in Florida… and it was just a little one…

… but still significant enough to send my wife in a panic.

So… like a good … Read More

August 4, 2017 |

Is Too Much Consuming Keeping You From Producing?

There’s something I’ve been pondering lately:

It’s sure a whole lot easier to spend your time consuming rather than producing.

Think about it…

Eating… a consumption oriented activity… comes easily, and is pleasurable.

While fixing the backyard fence… a … Read More

August 3, 2017 |

The Startling Fact About Those Trump Administration Bible Studies

The word is out.

Cabinet members within the Trump Administration are holding regular Bible studies.

And… gasp… some of the members — like Attorney General Jeff Sessions — are actually applying what they learn.

As expected, there are those who … Read More

August 2, 2017 |

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? Read Proverbs

For a number of years I read a chapter of Proverbs every day.

I loved the practice but stopped because I felt like it was becoming stale.

Now I’m eager to get back at it.

The reason?

The Lord’s been … Read More

July 31, 2017 |

The Rainbow’s Forgotten Message

Ken Ham, the co-founder of the Ark Encounter, has created quite a stir.

In case you hadn’t heard, the Ark is now bathed in rainbow-colored lights at night.

Ham gave the reason for this when he tweeted:

‘Christians need … Read More

July 28, 2017 |

We’re ‘More Than Conquerors’… Remember?

I love hearing from my readers.

One of them wrote recently to express how my writing about the Dominion Mandate has helped him.

He said he likes — in my paraphrased summary — the way it roots out the shocking … Read More

July 27, 2017 |

Want More Dominion? Don’t Grab Every Opportunity That Comes Along

There’s a lot to be learned just by watching how Jesus handled things.

In John 7 Jesus was urged to enter Judea so He could take part in the festivities during the Feast of Booths.

… After all, this would … Read More

July 25, 2017 |

More on “Follow Your Passion”

A quick follow-up to yesterday’s post…

In it I pointed out that the familiar slogan ‘follow your passion’ is not great advice.

How come?

Because it tends to make you absorbed with fulfilling YOUR passion rather than building HIS kingdom.

Read More

July 24, 2017 |

Is “Follow Your Passion” Good Advice?

“Follow your passion” has become a mantra these days.

Behind it is the idea that if you do what you’re passionate about, you’ll be in the place that’s right for you…

… and you’ll find fulfillment and success…

… … Read More

July 21, 2017 |

Don’t Just Stand There!

You may have heard the story…

It happened at Panama City Beach in Florida.

A family of nine was caught up in a rip tide a hundred yards off shore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Fearing they were about to … Read More

July 6, 2017 |

Set Free for What?

I’ve been listening to some lectures from Vishal Mangalwadi, the faithful reformer from India.

In one of the lectures he makes an important point about Christ’s words, “the truth will set you free” (Jn.8:32).

He notes:

“The truth sets you free … Read More

July 5, 2017 |

Can We Really Expect Nations to Become Disciples of Jesus

Looking at the condition of our world, it’s hard to believe that all the nations will be discipled one day.

… And Jesus anticipated this difficulty.

That’s why after giving the commission to actually disciple the nations, He said:

Read More

July 4, 2017 |

Ben Franklin Got This Right

While reading about America’s founding, I came upon this familiar quote from Ben Franklin:

…the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot … Read More

July 3, 2017 |

Healing the Rancor of Our Times

The Bible reveals God has given us a ‘ministry of reconciliation’ (2 Cor.5:18-19).

This reconciliation has several aspects…

First, God has provided a way for man to be reconciled to Himself through Christ.

Second, as men are reconciled to … Read More

June 30, 2017 |

Your “Portfolio Life”

He didn’t come up with the idea of the “portfolio life.”

But I do believe author and podcaster Jeff Goins deserves credit for popularizing it.

According to Goins, the portfolio life has to do with the sum of all you do … Read More

June 29, 2017 |

God Writes the Best Stories (Including Yours)

We all have our own ideas about how we’d like to see the story of our lives unfold.

But as creatures living in a fallen world, the story never plays out as we envision.

Yet we can live by … Read More

June 28, 2017 |

The Ultimate Reason for Making Schedules, Setting Goals, Etc.

God made us to create and rule.

That’s why we do things like: make to-do lists, plan schedules, set goals and dream up ideas.

The challenge is not so much whether or not we’re engaged in ruling and creating….

Read More

June 27, 2017 |

A Better Way to Relax…

My friend Goerge Grant shared this quote from Peggy Noonan:

“We are living in a time of the politicization of everything. You cannot, at the end of a long day, relax with a talk show because it will take … Read More

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