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From Worried and Sleepless to Financially Free

Ernest felt like he had holes in his pockets. He and his wife, Marva, found a way to pay off $100,000 in debt. See if their strategy can mend the holes in your pockets. Read Transcript


Reporter: ERNEST

SESSION IS A SUCCESSFUL

INSURANCE BROKER.

HE HELPS PEOPLE MANAGE THEIR

MONEY AND THEIR ASSETS.

BUT IN THE EARLY YEARS OF

HIS MARRIAGE, HE NEEDED SOME

FINANCIAL HELP HIMSELF.

I FELT LIKE I HAD HOLES

IN MY POCKETS.

SOMETHING WOULD ALWAYS COME

UP.

THERE WERE MANY NIGHTS WHEN

I WOKE UP, AND MY WIFE WAS

STILL ASLEEP, AND I WORRIED

ABOUT HOW AM I GOING TO PAY

BILLS.

Reporter: MARVA

SUGGESTED THAT TITHING WAS

THE ANSWER TO THE COUPLE'S

PROBLEMS, BUT ERNEST DIDN'T

AGREE.

WE WERE ALREADY HAVING A

HARD TIME.

OUR BIGGEST TREAT WAS ONCE A

MONTH TO GO TO

McDONALD'S.

THAT WAS A STRUGGLE FOR US

TO DO THINGS LIKE THAT.

IT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE FOR ME

TO GIVE AWAY 10% OF OUR

INCOME.

Reporter: MARVA PRAYED

THAT ERNEST WOULD CHANGE HIS

MIND.

AFTER HEARING MANY PASSAGES

OF TITHING MONEY, HE TRIED

IT A DIFFERENT WAY.

WHEN THE SESSIONS STARTED

CONSISTENTLY TITHING ON

THEIR INCOME, THEY SAY AN

MEDIUM CHANGE IN THEIR

FINANCES.

SOME MONEY CAME WE WERE

NOT EXPECTING.

I REALLY BELIEVED THAT WAS

LIKE A CONFIRMATION FROM GOD

THAT, SEE, I AM WATCHING,

AND I DO CARE AND I WILL

BLESS YOU.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

KEPT TITHING, EVEN WHEN

MARVA LEFT HER JOB TO STAY

AT HOME WITH THE KIDS.

AND GOD CONTINUED TO CONCEDE

THE SESSION'S NEED.

THE NEXT YEAR, WHEN SHE

QUIT WORKING, I ACTUALLY

MADE UP HER SALARY.

I MADE UP HER SALARY, PLUS

MY SALARY, PLUS SEVERAL

THOUSAND MORE.

THAT IS AMAZING THAT GOD

PROVIDED IN SUCH A WAY.

BECAUSE I HAD SUCH A FEAR

THAT I WASN'T GOING TO BE

ABLE TO DO IT.

I KNOW IT WASN'T ME DOING IT

ON MY OWN.

IT WAS GOD SHOWING ME I

COULD RELY UPON HIM.

Reporter: NOW THAT THE

HOME FINANCES WERE IN ORDER,

ERNEST HAD TO TACKLE OVER

$100,000 IN BUSINESS DEBT.

HE WAS SURPRISED AT WHAT GOD

DIRECTED HIM TO DO.

IT WAS LIKE THE LORD

BEGAN TO LEAD ME, SPEAKING

TO ME, AND HE TOLD ME THAT

THE BUSINESS WAS HIM, AND I

NEEDED TO BEGIN TO TITHE OFF

THE ENTIRE BUSINESS.

Reporter: ERNEST KNEW

IT WOULD BE A CHALLENGE, BUT

HE SAID YES TO GOD AND WENT

FROM TITHING WHAT HE WAS

MAKING AFTER TAXES, TO

TITHING ON THE PRE-TAX

FINANCES.

HIS COMPANY GREW 50% AND HE

WAS ABLE TO PAY DOWN HIS

DEBT.

THE SESSIONS ALSO BECAME CBN

PARTNERS.

WE HAVE A POSSIBILITY TO

HELP DO THAT, SUPPORT

MINISTRIES AND GET THE WORD

OUT.

Reporter: ERNEST AND

MARVA HELPED PUT TWO KIDS

THROUGH COLLEGE AND NOW HAVE

A LIFE THEY DREAMED OF.

I GREW UP IN BROOKLYN,

AND I NEVER FLEW ON AN

AIRPLANE.

NOW I'VE FLOWN ON SO MANY

AIRPLANES I CAN'T KEEP

TRACK.

GOD CONTINUES TO DO

WONDERFUL, AMAZING THINGS.

HE KEEPS ME FROM HAVING

HOLES IN MY POCKETS.

YOU CAN'T ROB GOD AND EXPECT

TO PROSPER.

THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT

WHEREVER OUR TREASURE IS,

THAT'S WHERE OUR HEART IS.

I BELIEVE GOD IS LOOKING FOR

MEN, WOMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS,

WHO HE CAN TRUST.

WHO HE KNOWS HE HAS THEIR

HEART.

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