Certified Perfect Accountant

When God created man and placed him in the Garden of Eden, He provided him with everything he needs for survival. Aside from the rich provisions, God has given man the ability to manage the resources entrusted to him, the authority to oversee everything and the accountability that goes with what is entrusted (2 Corinthians 5:10). The whole universe was designed by God to meet the things essentials for living. However, these provisions are given not only for our consumption and consummation but for the glory of God. The Bible states that “whether therefore you eat or drink or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31)

Not only do we need to do all things for God’s glory but for His blessed name as well. We are told to do everything, by speech or by action, in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him (Colossians 3:17).

Between birth and death, God’s Word clearly spelled out we need to be occupied until He comes. Why? Simply because at the end of our earthly journey we will stand before Him to give account for everything He has entrusted to us. Indeed, just as people are destined to die once and after that to be judged (Hebrew 9:27 ISV).

In view of these undeniable truths, what is the best preparation we can make? What’s the wisest thing we can do to be well-prepared for eventualities? People may evade many things but not God. Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God (1 Corinthians 4:5). Needless to say, judgment is sure but in what areas are we required settling our account before our God, the certified perfect accountant.

For targeted and focused preparation, here are the seven areas in our lives that God will hold us accountable. These may not be the only area but at this point of time these are the ones mentioned in the Bible.

1. Time (seconds, minutes, hours, months, years) Psalm 90:12

From day one up to our last breath, God has numbered it all. We need to ask His wisdom so we may live our lives according to His wise and loving design.

2. Talent (gifts, skills, intelligence) Romans 12:6-8

God has bestowed various gifts that differ according to the grace given to us. Whatever is given we are admonish to use it in proportion to our faith.

3. Treasure (money, financial assets) 1 Timothy 6:17-19

We are warned not to set our hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God. It is God who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. If God has blessed us richly we are charged to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for ourselves as a good foundation for the future, so that we may take hold of that which is truly life.

4. Toil (work, ministries) Colossians 3:23

This passage instructed us that whatever we may find something to do, we will work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. We need to seek God’s approval not men’s applause.

5. Ties (relationships- blood, marriage, friends, foes) Matthew 18:21

It is said that when there are people there is bound to be trouble. It is probably in this context that Peter came up and said to Jesus, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.”

We are told to forgive in the same manner we have been forgiven.

6. Tongue (good words, bad words, idle words) Matthew 12:36-37

Are you able to remember every word that came out of your mouth? But the Bible has forewarned that, on the Day of Judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

7. Trip (leisure and pleasure) 1 Thessalonians 4:4

Pleasure and leisure are opportunities to unwind from the stressful life we are leading but we must know how to control our own body in holiness and honor.

How do we respond to the truth presented? The decision is yours to make but now is the time to prepare. The preparation we have done today will be revealed on judgment day. By then, there is no turning back.

5 Questions You Need to Answer Yourself Before Any House Renovation

One of the most essential components in our life undoubtedly is our house. For most people, a house is enough for spending a lifetime if they can maintain it. But more often than not, people get bored of living in the same house over several decades. But not everyone has millions saved in their banks to buy a new house whenever they can. The majority of people are financially constrained which means that they have to resort to renovations if they want something new in their house.

While proceeding with remodeling your house, it is important to take baby steps rather than giant strides. Several minute details need to be coordinated properly before you even start the process. For most people, the ultimate concern is whether they would be able to renovate their house or office without breaking the bank.

Things to decide before undertaking a house remodeling project

What part of your house will you remodel?

Renovation can be of different types. Precisely for this reason, you need to decide whether you want to redesign your whole house or just a part of it like bathrooms or living rooms. After you have decided this, you can take the next step.

Do you have to hire professionals?

This is quite a confusing matter. To put it simply, hiring professionals depends on the scale of the project. If it’s a full-scale remodeling of the whole house, hiring professionals is imperative. Also, if you have relevant expertise in this field, you can manage small projects on your own.

What kind of remodeling do you want?

Before you break down your house, you need to decide what style of design you want in your house. Will it be modern or traditional? What colors will be used are some of the questions that you need to answer.

How much are you willing to spend?

This is undoubtedly one of the most important facets. You need to draw up a budget and ensure that you stick to it. If you spend much, you can conduct a significant remodeling project and vice versa. The important thing is you don’t go overboard with your finances.

Will it be eco-friendly?

Eco-friendly remodeling is in huge demand these days. Precisely for this reason, you need to determine whether you want the same or just a regular renovation.

What if the Government Stopped Wasting Taxpayers Monies?

What if our government stopped spending like a Drunken Sailor on pet projects and crap? What if we had responsible politicians who did not put the citizenry in hawk for their previous poor judgment? Why should taxpayers have to pay when government officials make mistakes? Why should the United State’s taxpayers pay for the Chinese Governments war machine build up? Why should the money flow outside Washington D.C. receive two-thirds of the government’s expenditures? Why do we accept incompetence in government from our bureaucrats in all agencies? Why don’t we make the government agencies perform and actually do something? Why do we allow excuses from our government such as they need more money, when they are already failing in tier mission? Why is lack of money every agency’s excuse when they screw up? Why don’t we have better transparency in our government? Why do we allow them to make rules and regulations like Sarbanes Oxley, which overwhelm companies and over burden their efficiency, when we allow government to go unchecked? Why do we even believe for one minute that government has ever done anything very well? Why do we put up with the lies and public relations fluff when we know that they are totally and utterly incompetent? How much more should we allow before calling for a complete over haul and kicking their butts out of Washington D.C.; all of them, every last one of the two-bit scoundrels. Think on this.