The Law of Reciprocity
When Your Finances Exceed Your Wildest Dreams
By Shannon Woodland
The 700 Club
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CBN.com - Jeff Hookano owns a roofing company just north of Honolulu. He took over 18 years ago when his father retired. He also began to restore and flip houses.
Jeff said, “The first house was really stressful but we actually did really well and walked away with 70 to 80 grand.”
So Jeff expanded his side business flipping houses.
“ At that time,” Jeff said, “I believed in me, me, me, and not relying on God. I didn’t believe in tithing. I knew it was the right thing to do but I never did.”
Jeff was an inexperienced investor and when the real estate market took a downward turn, Jeff was stuck with a house that wouldn’t sell.
“Weeks turned into months, and months almost turned into a year.” Jeff lamented. “I was in a position no matter what the price I was forced to sell. And on this I lost a hundred over a hundred grand.”
Jeff started coming home for lunch to save money. While he ate he watched the 700 club.
Jeff explained, “They had these interviews where people were starting to tithe on their losses and their businesses. And how they came out of this, and it took me a whole week to realize I haven’t been faithful tithing. I had been thinking about myself. I realized I needed to put God first.
Jeff started tithing to his church then went on line and signed up with pledge express to give monthly to CBN.
“At the beginning it was tough but by watching the 700 Club I just felt like I needed to trust God,” Jeff said.
Jeff said God started showing him how to restructure his business and begin to make a profit. He increased his giving and in time he was able to pay down his debt.
“My accountant he actually told me this year you have the secret,” said Jeff. “And I said what do you mean? In your tithes and offerings every year I see you tithe more and more and your increase in income grows more and more.”
For the past two years, Jeff says his business has exceeded his wildest dreams in profits.
The 700 Club was there when I needed somebody. Even in the roughest times I learned to trust God. God would always take care of me and carry me no matter what the circumstances were, God would be first.”
Being obedient to God's truth made an incredible difference for John. He made himself available for God's love to flow through him to others, and he is reaping a blessing himself as well. Join John in partnering with CBN. You will make a difference in lives around the world, through medical missions, food and clothing programs, humanitarian outreaches and so much—all in the name of Jesus.
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