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Affluent Christian Investor | October 21, 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 www.madefordominion.com.

Posts By David Bostrom

October 19, 2017 |

Better to Occupy Than Speculate

The Parable of the Nobleman is a familiar one…

A certain nobleman goes off to a far country.

But before going, he entrusts his servants with some money…

… and directs them to do business with it until he … Read More

October 17, 2017 |

How to be as Free and Strong as Can Be

To fulfill the purpose God has for you in life, you must be as free and as strong as you can be.

That’s easier said than done… when the world, the flesh, and the devil are all conspiring against … Read More

October 16, 2017 |

Dan Brown is Wrong, We Still Need God

Dan Brown has written another book.

Brown, you may recall, previously wrote the Da Vinci Code, wherein he discredited Christianity.

Now, in this new book — called “Origin”– he takes things a step further… by putting forth the idea that … Read More

October 13, 2017 |

What to do When God Takes You Into the Wilderness

The Bible tells us that immediately after Jesus was baptized, the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness (Mk.1:12).

And there He was for 40 days…

Being tempted by Satan… while spending time with wild animals… and being ministered to by … Read More

October 12, 2017 |

Is This Common Distraction Keeping You From Your Life’s Mission?

Note to self:

“Don’t forget, just as Jesus’s mission was not to judge but to save, so is yours.”

How easy it is get distracted from our life’s purpose and get caught up analyzing, evaluating, critiquing, judging and condemning others.

Read More

October 11, 2017 |

Why We Need to Remember the Story’s Not Over

Whenever a national tragedy strikes, it’s important to remember…

The story isn’t over.

God is still at work… bringing about His story of redemption.

Even in a great tragedy, His purpose to further His kingdom is still being fulfilled… in … Read More

October 10, 2017 |

How You Spend Your Alone Time Could Make All the Difference

You might want to take greater care in the way you spend your alone time.

Consider the story of Saul’s decline and David’s ascent:

Both Saul and David were anointed by God’s Spirit.

But Saul became withdrawn, jealous and … Read More

October 9, 2017 |

Discovering Your Life’s Trajectory

Recently my mom had a hip replaced.

While with her during her recovery, I learned something interesting about her surgeon.

When he was a boy, he spent a lot of time helping out his father, who was a carpenter and … Read More

October 6, 2017 |

God’s Deliverance Comes as We Move Forward, Not Backward

Been pondering this lately…

As we’re forced to make hard decisions about our direction in life, we need to remember:

God delivers us as we move forward, not backward.

Consider Moses…

When Moses led Israel out of Egypt and toward … Read More

October 5, 2017 |

Be Prepared to Strike Out a Lot

Ever watch what a star baseball hitter does when he strikes out?

Notice…

He doesn’t kick the dirt and throw his helmet…

… he just walks back to the dugout with an unfazed look as he processes his last … Read More

October 4, 2017 |

The Greatest Problem the World Faces Today

Recently a friend of mine posted the following question on social media:

“What do you think is the biggest problem we face in the world today?”

The answers were fairly predictable: terrorism, hunger, racism, economic inequality, accessibility to health care, … Read More

October 3, 2017 |

Is Too Much News Keeping You From Your Mission?

Every time a big news story breaks, you have a decision to make.

You must decide:

How much about this do I really need to know?

Our temptation — depending on the story, of course — is to want to … Read More

October 2, 2017 |

What Someone Holding Public Office Ought to Look Like

I don’t normally hold people up as examples to follow anymore. At least if they’re still living. If they’re dead, they can’t disappoint you.

But if they’re still alive, I’m wary, because these days there’s a good chance they’ll put … Read More

September 29, 2017 |

It’s Time For a New Reformation (What Part Will You Play?)

Isn’t it time for a new reformation?

It sure seems like it to me!

This year marks he 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

That Reformation — we must remember — is the most significant event of the last … Read More

September 27, 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?

Holiness … Read More

September 26, 2017 |

NFL Kerfuffle is a Good Excuse to Reclaim Sundays

The controversy over the national anthem protests in the NFL has got me thinking…

What if hundreds of thousands of fans — who also happen to be Christians — finally said…

“I’ve had enough…”

“I’ve been watching too much … Read More

September 25, 2017 |

How a Simple Principle of Negotiation Can Help You Fulfill Your Life’s Misson

Negotiating isn’t just something that takes place in the business world.

It’s something we all have to do as we navigate the decisions and opportunities that come our way every day.

For this reason, it’s worth your while to … Read More

September 22, 2017 |

Are Your Dreams to be Used by God Too Old to Ever Materialize

Do you ever wonder if your long-held dreams to be used by God are just too old to become a reality?

If so, let the Bible encourage you otherwise.

Take Caleb…

At the age of 40 he was sent to … Read More

September 21, 2017 |

Why ‘Judging’ is a Good Thing

Do you know what Bible verse unbelievers quote more than any other?

Matthew 7:1.

Which says:

“Do not judge.”

Unbelievers regularly use this verse — out of context, of course — to silence believers when it comes to voicing … Read More

September 20, 2017 |

How to “Keep” Your Garden Today

Some of the most important instructions God gives us about how to live our lives are in the first few chapters of the Bible.

For example:

In Genesis 2 the Lord tells Adam to “keep” the garden.

This means … Read More

September 18, 2017 |

Are We Post-Christian or Are We Pre-Christian?

Over the years I’ve made it a practice to collect quotations.

That’s because I love the way a good quote is able to enlighten, encourage, and motivate.

Take these words from Joseph Boot, the founder of the Ezra Institute … Read More

September 15, 2017 |

Trinitarian Disaster Relief

The brunt of Hurricane Irma is now past.

And that means disaster relief and recovery efforts are now in high gear.

As this takes place in my own Central Florida county, I can’t help but notice the Holy Trinity’s imprint … Read More

September 12, 2017 |

This Theological Enigma Should Give You Hope

While I was driving home the preacher on the radio was teaching about divine sovereignty and human responsibility.

The relationship between the two seems hard to reconcile in our finite minds, but the Bible teaches that both are true:

God … Read More

September 8, 2017 |

Are You Applying What You Know to be True?

Hurricane preparations continue here.

And as they do, the Sermon on the Mount keeps coming to mind.

In this famous message Jesus expounds the values of His kingdom (Matthew 5-7).

He starts by telling us that those who are blessed … Read More

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