SERIES: Proverbs 14:4 – Put Your Oxen To Work – Part 4

Welcome to the latest series on – “Proverbs 14:4 – Put Your Oxen To Work”

Proverbs 14:4 – Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.

Part 4  Put your oxen to work!

This is the fun part!  As you put your oxen to work and provide adequate nourishment and attention, they will begin to work for you in ways you never thought possible.  Your 401(k) will grow without the need for any energy expenditure from you.  The rental house will produce income and increase in value even when you are on vacation.  The book that you’ve been wanting to write will be purchased by people from across the globe – even while you sleep.  The website will sell products without your direct involvement.  The team of people at your business will work to serve customers whether you are there or not.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking your oxen will work perfectly with zero involvement from you.  The last I checked, oxen will still wander off if you don’t provide them some direction and leadership.  Be sure to establish a system that allows you to always know the numbers and enables you to measure the health of your herd.

As your oxen work for you, they will truly provide an abundant harvest which will allow you to bless your family and those in need in ways you never thought possible.

TRUTH:  Oxen acquisition can allow you to enjoy an abundant harvest.

ACTION:  Will you share with me one thing that most connected with you during this series?

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  1. Karen on September 14, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Well….to be honest, this series lit a fire under me. I’ve been putting off looking at our 401K’s for quite a while now. They are kind of scattered because we have had job changes and haven’t done much with the old 401K. We just really had no idea what and where all of our investments were. So I decided to go take a look at our oxen and try to herd them all together to make sure they are all healthy and pulling their weight! I was really surprised by how much we had, but I still need help with knowing how to choose which stocks to invest in, whether to leave them as they are, and how to split up the pie. So I’m making an appointment to get help with that. In the meantime, a couple months ago, I started playing around with the Retirement Nest Egg Required calculator, and now that I know what we have, we are pleasantly surprised to see that we might be able to achieve that nest egg after all. So once again Joe, thank you for lighting that fire under us, making us think, and more importantly causing us to take action! How about YOU, do you know where and what your oxen are doing?? I’m sure I’m not the only one….

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