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Should God Cost Money? Charging Money For God!

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I published the below article about one year ago. Given some of the lively conversations we’ve recently had on our discussion forum, I thought I would re-share this article with you. Perhaps it will be some good food for thought 🙂 Below is the original article:

Every now and then, I receive an e-mail from somebody expressing their anger, confusion, or frustration with the fact that we charge people money to receive our resources on hearing God’s voice. Every now and then, I answered the e-mails. Usually, I just delete them because I don’t have time to respond to each individually. This past month, I’ve received several e-mails from people expressing their anger or shock that we charge people money to learn how to hear God’s Voice. I thought it would be a good idea to post a universal answer that anybody can read. What you are reading now is my answer…

Why do we charge money for teaching people how to hear God’s voice?

The best way for me to share the answer with you is to tell you how we came to do this work full-time. Fifteen years ago, I created a website called www.holyunion.com. On the website, people could submit questions to the Holy Spirit, and Candace would record the answer. I would post the answer as an audio recording for anyone to listen to. All the questions and answers were available to everyone. We never charged anyone to submit questions or listen to the answers. This was pretty progressive 15 years ago.

At the time, I worked full-time in Silicon Valley, usually 40 to 50 hours per week. Candace was a full-time massage therapist. We did the website in our spare time, which usually meant a few hours per week. Over the course of seven years, we had about 300 audio messages on the website and perhaps a few thousand visitors per year.

Many people asked questions about how to hear the Holy Spirit. The answers we gave were anywhere between 5 to 10 min. long. They were just short enjoyable messages, but no real concrete instruction, no concrete step-by-step “How To.” At that time, it never occurred to us to charge people money because we had enough money with both of us working full-time.

When our daughter was born, we had little time to work on the website. We were both working full-time and spent most of our free time with our daughter. It was during this time period that we really felt the desire to teach more people how to hear God’s voice. However, we didn’t have any formal teachings, nor did we have much time to devote to it. A few hours a week was about all we had to spare with working full time and having the young child.

Eventually, one thing led to another and I quit my job at America Online where I had worked. We sold our home, liquidated our daughter’s college fund, sold everything we had, and moved to Ashland Oregon to write our first book on hearing God’s voice. It took us one year to write the book. We spent every day asking Holy Spirit questions, recording the answers, transcribing them, and putting them into a book. This eventually became our first book, The Voice for Love.

After the book was published 18 months later, we started traveling around the country teaching workshops. Within two years of leaving my job, nearly all our savings was gone. We were traveling 4 to 6 weeks at a time teaching workshops, but the money we made barely paid our bills. We were still draining our life savings each month. While very rewarding, traveling with the entire family (including our daughter) was very time-consuming and expensive. We only had a few months left of our savings, and if we didn’t figure out how to make money from doing what we loved, which was teaching people how to hear God’s Voice, we would be forced to go back to work.

Now think about this: For seven years prior to leaving my job in corporate America, we had a website where perhaps several thousand people visited and we were able to directly impact the lives of hundreds of people. That’s over the course of seven years. By working full-time and only dedicating ourselves a few hours a week to this work with the Holy Spirit, that’s how many people we were able to impact: a few hundred people.

Fast-forward to dedicating our lives full-time. Within two years of publishing our book, we had taught over 2,000 people in person how to hear God’s voice. By focusing all of our energies and resources full-time to teaching people how to hear God’s voice, we were able to impact many more people in two years that we were able to impact in seven years, and we were able to give them so much more than a simple 5 to 10 min. audio recording. We were able to work with them directly and teach them everything we knew and had learned.

Here’s the thing … Unless we were able to be financially compensated for what we were doing, we soon would not be able to continue doing it. It was just a fact. We still had bills to pay, a house to pay for, cars, car insurance, food, shelter, and clothing, and everything else it takes to survive in the world. Money wasn’t just falling from the sky, and no millionaire benefactor was waiting for us at our doorstep offering us all the money we needed to keep going. So what were we to do? If you were in our shoes, ask yourself, “What would you do?”

To me, the answer was simple.

My hearts desire was to teach as many people as possible how to hear God’s voice. In order to do that full-time, people who wanted to learn how to hear God’s voice were going to have to pay us to teach them. If they didn’t compensate us financially and I wasn’t able to make a living doing this work, I would have to go back to work for somebody else, doing something completely different, and I would be right back where I was, having only a few hours every week to dedicate to helping people hear God’s voice. But if I could continue to do this full-time, and people who benefited from our teachings were willing and able to compensate us for doing so, I could reach hundreds of thousands of more people. Why would I want to go back to working a full-time job and reach hundreds of people when I could be financially compensated for all of my hard work and reach countless more people?

So that’s what we did. We started charging people money to learn how to hear God’s voice. In return, we’ve been able to continue to do this work full-time for the past eight years. By having the time and the resources to dedicate to this work, we’ve been able to reach hundreds of thousands of people over the years. We’ve been able to create DVD programs, certification programs, books, CDs, websites, and everything else that we possibly can to help people learn how to hear God’s voice. It takes money to create all of these things. It takes money to enable us to do this full-time. If we couldn’t pay our bills, we couldn’t do this work. It’s that simple. By being provided for financially from all of the people who directly benefit from our resources, we are able to give so much more. We are able to give everything we have to helping more and more people. I personally spend at least 60-70 hours per week working to help people in this way. If I wasn’t compensated for it, I would be working 60 hours per week doing something else, for somebody else, and I can guarantee you that that something wouldn’t be nearly as incredible as teaching someone how to hear God’s voice!

People often times bring up Jesus in these conversations, stating that Jesus never charged for his services. I’m guessing that he didn’t, but somebody certainly provided him with food, shelter, and clothing. And if he needed a camel or some other item to travel, somebody probably provided him with that as well. If anybody reading this article would like to support our work with the Holy Spirit, we would love to receive it. We would love to have a generous benefactor who provides for everything we need in the world and supports us in dedicating our lives full-time to this work. Are you that person? Do you know that person? If you are someone who is angry that we are charging money for our teachings, what can you personally do financial to help us bring this work into the world and support ourselves at the same time? Would you be able to continue to go to work day in and day out without receiving a paycheck? What would you do if your company said that they could no longer pay you but wanted you to continue to help them bring their work into the world full-time for free? How would you feel if they became angry that you wouldn’t give all of your time and energy to them without financial compensation?

Even churches need financial support. There isn’t a single church in the world who could keep their doors open if the members of their church didn’t provide them with the means to do so. That’s what tithing is all about. Unless you give your church money, it does not have the funds to operate. And when you walk into a church’s bookstore, do they give all of their books, T-shirts, DVDs, and recordings away for free? If so, who is paying for them? Somebody has to. Perhaps it’s all of the people who give them money every week at church. More than likely, however, everything in the church’s bookstore has a price tag on it.

By the way, did you know that The Voice for Love is a 501(c)(3) church? We are a nonprofit church. As the Senior Minister of the church, I receive a small salary, just enough to pay our personal bills. Every single order from our church bookstore (our website) goes to the church, just as it probably does at your local church.

Well, I don’t really have much more to say. If you’ve read all of this and you still believe that we shouldn’t charge any money for all of the time and energy that we put into this work, for the countless hours that we’ve dedicated over the past eight years for creating books, CDs, and programs for people to learn how to hear God’s voice in their lives, there’s really not much more that I can say to you. You’re welcome to think and believe what you want. I’m personally happy to say that I have absolutely no doubt that I am following the guidance and direction that I receive from Holy Spirit to help spread God’s love in the world. And doing that involves charging people money for all of the time, energy, and effort I put in to bringing this wonderful work into the world. Yes, it’s the most wonderful work that I could ever want to do. But it certainly wouldn’t happen if people weren’t willing to compensate me for it. I would need to get another job to pay the bills, which would truly be a shame, not just for me, but for every single person in the world who has ever or will ever learn to hear God’s Voice within them as a result of our work

Many blessings to you,

DavidPaul Doyle

  • Coachcaliri

    until a person see’s it as a SELF investment, she/he won’t be angry or shocked.

  • movementtocreatechange

    Right on! Your answer is perfect! Lets be real! Of course you require funding to operate the church and look after your families needs. My question to the'”naysayers” is: Can you live what you profess others to do? The question is rhetorical.We all know the answer. For those of us who are involved with the Ministry and more importantly DavidPaul and Candace, we completely understand the need to fund the Ministry and the integral role that they play.They have both given us so much, including their love, In appreciation the least we can do is support them financially for the many services that they have provided us.

  • Thank you for your kind reply and support 🙂

  • Erica

    I appreciate you sharing this DavidPaul, and I had a recent experience in your class Monday night where I was given crystal clear message from God to charge more for my own services, as a way of serving God even more fully. This blog ties in perfectly with the messages I am receiving from source and I appreciate you putting them into words.

  • shaniqui

    As I see it, Spiritually has turned into yet another form of (BIG) bussiness. God/spirituality is yet another supermarket product. Each person should know for him/herself if they should charge for their services. Many people are unable to pay for these services though. So, should people who are not able to pay for these courses and want to participate and grow spiritually, should be left out? What does God say about that?
    In comparisson: The 10-day silence Vipassana Retreat as taught by Goenka, is offered for FREE, all over the world. And FREE = REALLY FREE here. You only need to pay for your travel expenses to get there. NO charges for the teachings, NO charges for the accommodation, NO charges for the food. How is this possible? It’s all done on donation basis. The assistant-teachers, the people who cook the meals etc. Only afterwards if you feel these teachings have been helpful, you may donate. People who have lots of money give a lot. People who have next to nothing contribute a small amount. Moreover, only people who have followed a 10 day retreat, are allowed to donate. people who find this a good idea and who want to donate, but haven’t followed the 10 day, cannot! No advertisement is being made for these retreats. But more and more centres are being founded and opened yearly. And there are always waiting lists.
    And then we also have these spiritual carroussels that are popping up everywhere now. Get a free 1 hour talk with “Healing with the masters”, or “The Sheila Show” or “Wellness Revolution” etc. etc. We talk about a bunch of 2-3 dozens teachers here, who appear at these shows 2-3x a week for a couple of weeks on end. What’s the catch of these free 1 hour talks? buy their products at a discount for a reasonable price, in between 100-600 US$. Do the math and ask yourself if anyone can buy all these products. And ask yourself how much they make here? Is it time for reflection and ask ourselves: is this teaching spirituality or is this just making a living and big bucks. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Money, but we have to look also for ways to balance things out. When is enough enough? I have become disappointed to see spiritual teachings with ever increasing huge price-tags. And the ever increasing line of products that are being offered to keep the money stream flowing. I don’t know the “right” answer or solution to this. I only know it’s quite confusing and mindboggling.

  • shaniqui

    As I see it, Spiritually has turned into yet another form of (BIG) bussiness. God/spirituality is yet another supermarket product. Each person should know for him/herself if they should charge for their services. Many people are unable to pay for these services though. So, should people who are not able to pay for these courses and want to participate and grow spiritually, should be left out? What does God say about that?
    In comparisson: The 10-day silence Vipassana Retreat as taught by Goenka, is offered for FREE, all over the world. And FREE = REALLY FREE here. You only need to pay for your travel expenses to get there. NO charges for the teachings, NO charges for the accommodation, NO charges for the food. How is this possible? It’s all done on donation basis. The assistant-teachers, the people who cook the meals etc. Only afterwards if you feel these teachings have been helpful, you may donate. People who have lots of money give a lot. People who have next to nothing contribute a small amount. Moreover, only people who have followed a 10 day retreat, are allowed to donate. people who find this a good idea and who want to donate, but haven’t followed the 10 day, cannot! No advertisement is being made for these retreats. But more and more centres are being founded and opened yearly. And there are always waiting lists.
    And then we also have these spiritual carroussels that are popping up everywhere now. Get a free 1 hour talk with “Healing with the masters”, or “The Sheila Show” or “Wellness Revolution” etc. etc. We talk about a bunch of 2-3 dozens teachers here, who appear at these shows 2-3x a week for a couple of weeks on end. What’s the catch of these free 1 hour talks? buy their products at a discount for a reasonable price, in between 100-600 US$. Do the math and ask yourself if anyone can buy all these products. And ask yourself how much they make here? Is it time for reflection and ask ourselves: is this teaching spirituality or is this just making a living and big bucks. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Money, but we have to look also for ways to balance things out. When is enough enough? I have become disappointed to see spiritual teachings with ever increasing huge price-tags. And the ever increasing line of products that are being offered to keep the money stream flowing. I don’t know the “right” answer or solution to this. I only know it’s quite confusing and mindboggling.

  • Patricia

    I think that most preachers would have chosen to ignore this question altogether and not bothered to give an answer. However you have, and you have every good reason to back up what you do. God bless you for what you do and for impacting the lives of others such as myself with the word of God, when otherwise you would not have been able to do so.. Gods way. Stepping out in faith is not something very many of us would want to do. Thank God for those who do.

    love in Jesus …
    Patricia G. Alvarez

  • Tonyamendola

    I think we find the answer if we ask “what is it for”?

    Clearly money is to sustain a body

    So for those who charge money the lesson is perhaps not to limit your Self………Do you need money food shelter?
    Is another Church required ?
    Are we not asked to be “passers by” ?
    Are we under the worlds rules or Gods ?
    These are things we can all ponder because the worlds ONLY value is in its lessons

    And on the other hand for those that may be irritated about others charging money……lay down the sword of judgement and walk in peace…..THIS in the only teaching worthy of us ALL…..Having done Vipassana you know this 😉

    Money is merely pieces of paper and metal dics…..and we give it all the meaning it has to us….

    Do not limit your self, be willing to see another way.

    We are all learning the best way for us…….charge money or dont charge money is merely a distraction…… let it go (forgive) and remember who you look upon is a reflection of you.

    These are the prisons we make for ourselves, a prison with no bars

    Let them go……by being willing

    No right no wrong …. LOVE IS

    Finally do i currently have to have money ?
    Yes that appears to be the case…..BUT I am having glimpses of not having to ….. a few days not even thinking about food and days when i should be cold and i am warm and ……….I am willing to remove all my limits……and then Trust that I am always given everything that I need.

    Had to have a little giggle ……. LIFE SAVINGS = GOD hehe

    Just dont limit your selves …you are worthy of everything and there is nothing “here”

    In Love

    Tony Amendola

  • Miranda

    Thank you for that very good answer. When you first started charging I thought about it because I am frequently being asked for such payments. At that time I had had a couple of personal telephone conversations with DavidPaul even though I live in the UK and a lot of material that I had found very helpful. Because of that I decided that this was a web-site I could trust and that I ought to show my appreciation by being willing to commit myself to a small amount each month.
    These days I have less time to use the resources and feel confident of being able to receive help from the Holy Spirit for myself, but so far have decided to continue with the subscription for the same reason – that this is a trustworthy and helpful web-site for those who need it.
    I have actually had poor results from paying money to a few other web-sites. This one has never let me down. That is worth some sort of commitment!
    Love
    Miranda

  • Tony

    I agree that you need finance… But why not give the message for free (instead of using it as a hook) and then trust God via the holy spirit to place the desire on peoples hearts to give because you have given freely?.. Have a bit more faith and don’t use the deep needs of people to entice a payment. God bless.

  • Tony

    God says give and it shall be given (requires faith). The world say pay and it shall be given (no faith required).

  • Ladydiannia

    David Paul, Thank you for putting it all into clear words. In our world it is vital to put it out there to reach as many people as possible and you would not be effective if you were trying to do this from a tent wearing rags and scrounging for food. We need to support those who are supporting us. It is as simple as that and if someone has such a hard or stingy heart that they can not see the sense and truth of these words then they would be closed off to whatever would lift them up.

  • w parnam

    The question itself is a null issue.
    The divine is all, including monies and financial systems of man.

    “charging money for god” isn’t even the issue.
    This is not even possible, so it is ridiculous to even say those words together.

    What you’re actually describing is
    “charging money for one human’s personal work and insights into the divine”

    …Which is entirely reasonable. Our choice is whether to pony up or not.
    Me? I just can’t imagine this one box-office turnstile as any impediment to my own understanding of the cosmos.

  • Woodretta

    May God continue to enlarge you and your family’s territory and disregard the comments of negative people. Blessings!

  • Waterbearer

    A vision of the future I’ve heard, is that each of us is able to share our unique gifts with others, and that it all works out so we all take care of each other. The ultimate barter community. And money isn’t needed any more. We’re not quite to that stage yet (though I hold it still in the future I see!), so yes, we still need money as a medium, at least for now. Unless, like you suggest, someone provides you with something tangible directly, like food, or a specific service like plumbing, but that’s difficult and still awkward at the level we are today.

    There is also value in something costing us “something”. Sometimes, something for free is not appreciated as much as something that “costs” us something . . .

    It would be interesting if the critics have positive suggestions, after your response to them?
    But somehow, I think not? 🙁

    And, as to the need for money food shelter . . . .well yes, there are those that operate in very different states 😉 so . . . . why the post here with the question? 😉

    Our challenge is to work with here and now, and money is part of here and now, as are negatives.

    Blessings for good and loving intentions! 🙂

  • Thank you everyone! I love all of your sharing. It’s nice to be able to connect with all of you in this way. Thanks for speaking the love within you.

  • Thank you for your reply. When we first created our five step process, we gave it away for free for six months asking only for donations if people appreciated it. Over a six-month period of time, we received only a handful of donations. I also surveyed people. Out of hundreds of surveys, when we offered the product for free on a donation basis afterwards, only 20% of the people actually finished the program. I had originally hoped that thousands upon thousands of people would want to learn how to hear God’s voice and that the teachings would spread far and wide. It didn’t work out that way. Yes, nearly 10,000 people took the program over the first six months, but only 20% of those people actually finished the program and we still received few donations. Because we couldn’t pay our bills on that amount of donations, we ended up having to charge people for the teachings. When I surveyed people who had purchased the program, 85% of those people had completed the program and the results/benefits they received according to the survey were substantially higher. I found it fascinating.I truly would love to be able to offer these teachings for free, but we’ve tried doing that, offering tremendous value in the process, and we just didn’t receive the support we needed.You say above that Goenka offers his retreat on donation. I think that’s great. However, what does he do the rest of the year? Is he completely supported by donations for his livelihood for everything in his life? There are certain types of spiritual traditions that better promote charity and donation for livelihood. Indian gurus and Eastern traditions are more likely to support their spiritual teachers in this way. I would imagine that there are far fewer Western spiritual teachers who could survive solely on donations. I’m sure there are some but probably fewer than in the East. It’s not really part of our Spiritual culture and heritage.It’s easy for people to not understand why people have to charge a lot of money for their spiritual products. People roll out programs in charge hundreds of dollars for six week teleclasses. And people say “Wow! they just made $10,000 on the program.” That’s very true. But it’s not always easy to replicate that month after month, indefinitely. this may be part of the reason why spiritual teachers charge a lot. It’s not easy to continually sustain sales like that on a regular basis. You might make a ton of money one month and then very little for the next two or three months while you are creating new products, new marketing plans, new travel plans, etc. believe it or not, people spend six months planning a huge product launch. It takes three or four months getting partners, creating websites, affiliate programs, sales copy, and so many other things. People just see the end result and think it’s easy. But it’s a huge undertaking. People can’t do that month after month after month. It’s too difficult, too time-consuming, and expensive.I only say all of these things because people don’t always know what it’s like on the other side of the equation. I certainly didn’t when I started. But I can say this. Whatever people are doing, it’s probably because they need to. I believe that everyone has good intentions. And unless we are in other people’s shoes, we don’t always have the understanding, insight, and experience to really get why they are doing what they do. it’s easy to make judgment calls when we don’t have all the information and know all the factors involved. Just like if someone was judging our life, it would be easy for us to say, “But they don’t understand my situation and everything involved. If they did, they’d know why I feel the way I do and I to do what I do.” I think it’s the same for everybody. I think everybody has good reasons for what they do. We just don’t always understand since we have different life experience and we are not in their shoes.Well, I guess I better stop typing. I could go on forever 🙂 thanks for the good conversation.

  • Handlareolsson

    A comprehensive and informative answer – that I would be very satisfied with if I were one of the negative to charging for helping ! Well written!

  • Allenjohannes

    ya, but in India people are not wealthy as the people in the west. we are still a poor country ruled by very rich people.

  • Slinden

    Good posting, DavidPaul. I think the underlying issue in all this is the question of right livelihood. Certainly today, teachers of all stripes, including spiritual teachers, have to have a way to be compensated for their time and effort. We don’t live in the type of society that Jesus did in which needs were taken care of by the community around the teacher. So, as you point out, it’s unrealistic for people to expect that you can do something full-time without any compensation. Only people who are independently wealthy could do that.

    However, much of the cynicism being expressed by people who challenge the idea of being paid to teach spiritual information is arising from the fact that some spiritual teachers charge astronomical amounts of money–amounts far beyond the reach of many people. So the question to struggle with is “what is right livelihood? Is it charging the highest amount I know I can get, or is it charging an amount that will take care of my needs but also make it possible for people of average incomes to access?” There is no easy answer to that question…it’s a combination of conscience and economic reality and ethics.

    The comparison with churches that receive donations is understandable. However, the one flaw in that argument is that if a person comes to a church and cannot afford to put money into the collection plate, that person is not turned away and is not denied access to the worship services or the ministry of the church. Churches function as communities which attempt to have enough donors to support the church’s ministry while ensuring that no one is turned away because of not being able to afford much of a donation. Private business cannot operate like that, even non-profit businesses. And indeed, online businesses which, as you say, spend many months developing products and teleseminar trainings, etc., cannot have the same ethos as a physical church. You can’t say, “The price of this course is x, but if you can’t pay it, you can get it anyway.'”

    So the issues you raise most definitely present a dilemma and I think the key is to ponder long and hard about right livelihood…what it is and how it can work for both the provider of the service and the people who need the services.

    with respect,
    Sharon

  • What a lovely answer, Sharon. Thank you for taking so much time to clearly articulate the question in your heart. I appreciate everything he shared. And I agree that it’s important to find a balance between personal needs and the needs of others, or the needs of the whole, and to strike that balance so it serves everyone. I do believe that is the right approach as well since we are only serving our One Self anyway 🙂 I also believe that the desire of our Heart is to serve the Whole, since our Heart only knows its Oneness.

    Many blessings to you! 

  • Esah

    Many years ago, when I first began doing spiritual readings, I was faced with the same decision.  I wanted to do them full time but I also felt that I shouldn’t be charging for my ‘gift’.   As I was wrestling with this, a dear friend said to me, “You’re not charging for your gift, you’re charging for your time and you have every right to do that”.  

    We all have a special gift that we are here to share.  A surgeon shares their gift and charges for their time, and a writer for theirs and the list goes on.   All careers part of our spiritual growth here.  I completely support you as you bring your light to the world.  By sharing your thoughts on this topic, you have also helped many others to see it more clearly.  Thank you.

  • Slinden

    I think your analogy about charging for time as opposed to charging for the gift is a good one. However, when it comes to charging for spiritual knowledge, the analogy does break down a bit. A surgeon’s knowledge is not a universally accessible knowledge; a plumber’s knowledge is not universally accessible; or in any kind of career that demands a skill set. Doctors, plumbers, lawyers, MBA’s, etc. have to master a specific body of knowledge, and we pay for their time in sharing their knowledge with us. But in terms of God, that’s another matter, for every religious tradition in the world is in agreement that access to God has no cost, that God’s grace flows freely to all. And indeed, churches do not charge a fee for the right to attend; they rely on donations and titheing, but do not ban people from attending if they are not able to tithe, because in most religious traditions, money cannot stand in the way of a person’s desire to learn about and experience God.

    But as DavidPaul pointed out in his post, spiritual practitioners outside churches with viable donor bases, i.e., spiritual practitioners who work independently or within small organizations, could not do their work full-time without any compensation. And in order for them to mediate God to those who come seeking, they too have had to invest in training and gathering a knowledge base. So this is where the charging for time is particularly apt, as there has to be some recognition on the part of a person receiving a spiritual reading from you that you have financial needs to fulfill just as the client does in his/her own life. That’s why in the field of spiritual teaching, spiritual direction, spiritual counselling, the issue of right livelihood comes to the fore. What is the balance point between making a decent living as a spiritual counsellor (who is teaching universal access to God), and making sure that using your services is not beyond people’s means? This is a much deeper issue than simply considering what the market will bear or what others are charging. I am not saying that spiritual services always have to be dirt cheap or that spiritual teachers should be taken advantage of financially by “nickle-diming” clients,  but I am saying that if a spiritual practitioner’s fees become so high as to exclude all but the most affluent individuals, there is something wrong with that picture because God is not a product available only to the highest bidder or the one with the deepest wallet.  If a spiritual practitioner is dealing with teaching about the grace and empowerment of God in people’s lives, he/she does need to wrestle with God over the issue of “What is the right livelihood medium that serves people and allows them to learn from me and also ensures that I too will flourish and be able to continue my ministry in the world?”  

  • Lien

    This is a Ministry, and it cost money to print and you need money to live. Some Ministry charge the book, or can suggest minimum donation to cover your living expenses and tell your project, and ask people to donate, there are so many things to raise fund. Please send your e mail to wicpower05@yahoo.com and phone number, I can help you with ideas

  • Hi DavidPaul – I love this conversation and I always remember a quote from Margaret Thatcher – “The good Samaritan would never have been remembered if all he had were good intentions. He had money too.” Let’s face it this is a work not worry world as Michael Angelo so clearly depicted on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. God feeds the birds in the field, however, he does not drop it in their nest. Something is required of us…we have to reach for it… and for those who believe it is better to give than receive… we can only give from what we have. When we each have more we can give more.

    Attractively, with LOVE and GRATITUDE,
    Alan Hickman – PerfectCustomers, Inc.

  • Thanks for your kind reply, Alan. I appreciate it. 

    I think there is a big transformation underway in the field of spirituality. A part of integrating spirituality in the world is embracing the current systems that we have in the world. Not that those systems are perfect and can’t evolve themselves, but we have to work with “what is” now and become part of it in order to help it evolve and transform in the future. 

    So I think it’s important that we embrace the system that we currently have, which is capitalism, and allow the Holy Spirit to use it for its purposes. The Holy Spirit truly joins everyone and everything in accomplishing its purpose of restoring us to the awareness of Love. 

    Blessings to you my friend…

  • Info

    high davidpaul – im new to this responding and comenting, to blogs, so i will apoligize for bad gramer,
    and no offence is meant to be given. this blog was written 12 months ago, I hope you have calmed down
    you must have been realy miffed [angry] at some of the comments and emails you were receiving. That
    you  thought you need ed to respond this way, bless you,some times whenyou write letters it is best not to send them,just file them away,one of the frailtys of human nature is offence,one we can give or two we can take offence . The fact that you have introduced this blog with out change after twelve months indicates to me you need to let some things go.The thoughts we entertain will bear fruit of the same kind.
    And these thoughts are transfered into what we communicate be it speech or the written word.
    Love my friend is a thought away.

    PS your materials are alittle beyond my reach atthe moment
    be blessed have a great day
    andy k
    an ordinary man

  • Olga Proniewski

    We have to change our thoughts about money…. so many people still think that money has nothing to do with God… You do all the work to bring people  what they cannot get by themselves without help… do they complain to have to pay for food ? you “bring” us spiritual food and some do not want to pay for it ?
    They do not trust enough God to give them enough money to buy what you “prepared”.
    Please continue your work. Thank you SO much for it and for all your guidances in your e-letters.
    Many blessings. With love.

    Olga

  • Thank you for your comments. Actually, I wasn’t angry when I wrote this article, nor am I today. I was just trying to minimize the time and energy I was spending in answering each e-mail individually. So instead of writing the same e-mail over and over and over again in different words and ways, I thought I would write one answer and post it for everyone to see. I simply wrote this to save my own time and energy in responding to people’s individual e-mails. I still get e-mails about this topic, and I simply cut and paste this blog post into the e-mail and click send. Saves me lots of time 🙂

    Most of the people who e-mail me on this topic are Christians who are used to the Christian traditions of the church, So I understand where they’re coming from. They are relating our work to that of a traditional church,  a local in person congregation, a physical building, etc. So it makes sense why they think the way they do. It’s just not the case with how we are set up to minister to people. So I don’t begrudge them at all. They just don’t understand and are feeling frustrated by the beliefs they hold about it. If I held those beliefs myself, I would feel frustrated as well.

     Lots of love to you!