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How Would You Like to Have Financial Peace?

Leslie always felt that security came from money in the bank. She pinched every penny starting from her childhood, but she later discovered a better way to find security with a strategy adopted by her and her husband, Joe. Find out what they ... ... Read Transcript


Reporter: JOE AND

LESLIE OF GREENEVILLE,

ILLINOIS, ARE THANKFUL FOR

THE LIFE THEY HAVE, A

WONDERFUL MARRIAGE AND TWO

GREAT KIDS.

AND THEIR FINANCES ARE IN

ORDER.

I FEEL LIKE THAT IS

STRAIGHT FROM THE HAND OF

GOD, BECAUSE OF THE TITHING,

BECAUSE OF THE GIVING.

Reporter: TITHING AND

GIVING COME NATURALLY FOR

THE GREGORYS NOW, BUT WHEN

LESLIE WAS A YOUNG GIRL, SHE

WOULDN'T EVEN PART WITH A

PENNY.

EVEN WHEN I WOULD LOSE A

TOOTH, I WOULD TAKE THAT

MONEY AND PUT IT UNDER MY

MATTRESS.

I WOULD GET LUNCH MONEY FOR

SCHOOL, AND INSTEAD OF

EATING LUNCH, I WOULD POCKET

MY MONEY.

I HATED SPENDING MONEY.

Reporter: THROUGH THE

YEARS, SHE NEVER HAD TO DIP

INTO HER SAVINGS.

LESLIE WORKED THREE JOBS TO

MAKE PAYMENTS ON HER $17,000

STUDENT LOAN.

DURING THIS TIME SHE BECAME

A CHRISTIAN AND STARTED

GOING TO CHURCH.

OCCASIONALLY SHE WOULD PUT A

DOLLAR IN THE OFFERING

PLATE.

I FELT LIKE I WAS DOING

MY PART.

I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW GOD

WANTED MORE FROM ME.

Reporter: THEN ONE

SUNDAY IN THE CHURCH

LOBBY --

I JUST HEARD GOD SPEAK TO

MY HEART AND IT WAS LOUD AND

CLEAR.

PUT $100 IN.

I THOUGHT, $100?

AND AGAIN HE SAID, PUT $100

IN.

Reporter: SO SHE WROTE

THE CHECK.

IT FELT WONDERFUL.

AND IT WAS A WAY OF PLEASING

HIM AND OBEYING WHAT HE HAD

ASKED ME TO DO.

I JUST SAT THERE IN A

MOMENT, WITH JUST ME AND

GOD.

AND I'VE TITHED EVER SINCE.

I WAS ABLE TO START LETTING

GO AND TRUSTING GOD.

THAT HE WAS GOING TO TAKE

CARE OF ME.

THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO HOARD

MY MONEY AND SAVE EVERY

LITTLE PENNY AND FEND FOR

MYSELF.

AND IT JUST FELT

LIBERATING.

Reporter: LESLIE

BELIEVES THAT THROUGH HER

FAITHFUL GIVING AND PRAYER,

GOD PROVIDED HER DREAM JOB

AS A PROPERTY MANAGER.

I HAD ASKED HIM TO TELL

THE BOSS TO COME AND ASK ME

TO WORK THERE.

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT

HAPPENED.

Reporter: WHEN SHE

MARRIED JOE, THE TWO

IMMEDIATELY BEGAN TITHING AS

A COUPLE.

WITHIN TWO YEARS, THEY PAID

OFF LESLIE'S STUDENT LOANS,

AS WELL AS $10,000 OF DEBT

JOE BROUGHT INTO THE

MARRIAGE.

THEY HAD THE TITLES TO BOTH

OF YOUR CARS, AND MADE A

DOWN PAYMENT ON THEIR FIRST

HOME.

THROUGH THE YEARS, LESLIE

AND JOE HAVE GOTTEN

CONSISTENT RAISES AND SOME

BONUSES, TOO.

IT IS REAL LIBERATING AND

FREEING TO TAKE WHAT I KNOW

IS A GIFT TO ME AND GIVE

BACK.

GIVING IS JUST AS MUCH A

PART OF YOUR CHRISTIAN WALK

AS DAILY BIBLE STUDY AND

PRAYER.

THERE IS NO REASON TO PUT

YOUR SECURITY IN MONEY.

IT'S NOT A TREASURE IN

HEAVEN, AND YOU CAN'T TAKE

IT WITH YOU.

IF YOUR HEART IS RIGHT, YOUR

MONEY SHOULD BE RIGHT.

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