As the song says. . .”It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

Seventy years ago this month the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” premiered.

Philip Van Doren Stern had tried unsuccessfully for years to shop his short story “The Greatest Gift” but he couldn’t find an interested publisher.  So one year he printed up 200 copies of the story and sent it out as a 21 page Christmas card.

A Hollywood producer somehow got a hold of the card and purchased the movie rights for $10,000.  That was in 1946.

The movie was shot during the summer of 46 which explains why Jimmy Stewart was sweating in a number of scenes even though movie magic made it look like the winter.

Frank Capra, the director of the movie. . .who was an engineer by training created a new kind of snow for movies.  It was a mixture of fire extinguisher foam and corn flakes.

Though the movie initially bombed at the box office it ended up as a Christmas time classic watched every year around the world.

One of my favorite scenes from the movie is when George Baily, played by the late great Jimmy Stewart, begins to pray.

He starts:  “Dear Father in heaven, I’m not a praying man, but if you’re up there and you can hear me….

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In less then two weeks. . .we will celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.  His birth was the greatest gift ever given.

A gift that is priceless and never goes out of style or date.

Our Heavenly Father is a giver and He wants us to be givers as well.

He wants each of us manifesting all His precious promises that are in the Word of God and that includes prospering even in the midst of adversity.

But there’s a problem. . .

Some believers feel they’re not good enough to manifest His promises.  That’s a lie of the devil.

Some believers think that where they are in life. . .is where they will always be   ... or are destined to be.

Some believers don’t know what the Bible says about them prospering and being in health.

And, sadly some believers know more about the world economy than they do the Word economy.

We feel impress to stop and discuss this last point for a few minutes.

There is nothing wrong with lacking financial knowledge unless you have no motivation to increase your understanding.

James 1:5 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:

Words from Harold and Bev

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Harold Herring

Never let your circumstances define your destiny.  Rather create the circumstances that will assure your destiny.

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Bev Herring

Never allow anyone other than God to determine your worth and value.