Good News for Your Checkbook
By Gorman Woodfin
The 700 Club
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When you meet Casey Voss, you’re meeting a real cowboy. Casey, his wife Natosha and their 4 children live and work on this a sprawling ranch in South Dakota.
With over 600 head of cattle and about 6,000 acres of land, it’s long, hard work.
Natosha describes the life there. “You don’t really have a day off with ranching. If it’s 40 below, you’re still going outside and taking care of the animals, because that’s your livelihood.”
Casey says he wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m thankful for just being around my kids and my family.”
But before he got his ‘dream job’ of running a ranch, he was working at a cattle yard. He was a hard worker, but only made a moderate income. Newly married and expecting their first child, they were soon facing a mountain of debt.
Natosha can attest to that. “The bills started adding up. Just wondering where our grocery money’s going to come from or if we’re going to be able to pay bills and really what’s going to happen to the family.”
And that weighed heavily on Casey. His parents divorced because of money. “So I chased quick, get rich quick schemes and none of them worked out.”
“Here I was trying to provide and my thoughts were wrong because I needed money to keep my marriage together. And it was just horrible because I couldn’t do that. I was failing.”
Between credit card debt and the ill-fated business ventures, they were about $40,000 in debt and they didn’t know what to do.
Then, they started watching the 700 Club in 2007. They learned something that changed their concept of money.
“God really laid it on our hearts that we needed to start tithing,” explains Natosha. “And that we just needed to trust Him with our finances. And that He would help us through.”
The couple started giving, and almost instantly, they saw a change in their finances.
Natosha continues, “Somehow we had money left in the checkbook every month. There’s no explanation for it, because our income didn’t change and our bills didn’t change, but we still had extra.”
Then his hard work paid off. His boss asked Casey to run two ranches and gave him 50 head of cattle.
“Our income was doubled right away: or as soon as we got the cows and sold our calves,” explains Natosha, “And then we can just keep building from there.”
Casey and Natosha are now debt free, and they encourage others to make giving a priority.
“You need to take that first step, explains Casey, “And just put some faith in it.”
Natosha knows exactly what to do. “Trust God and just let Him take care of your checkbook and your finances. And don’t worry about it. Because you’ll be taken care of and He’ll cover it for you.
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