Money

Well, here begins a new commitment for me. This walk in Christ is really a frustrating thing. To continually fall and stumble, to feel down and weak without knowing why until you work up the courage to speak to a fellow Christian and they point out to you exactly what you’ve been doing wrong. And then iot is like a thunderbolt to the brain, and you are energised again. Anyway, this commitment I make here and now. Each day I will give time to the lord. I will study his word and give time to worship. I will never allow myself to wake up one day and think “you know what, I can’t be bothered today”. May God give me strength to honour this pledge. Amen!

 

And so it begins below, with help from Examen.me

Deuteronomy 8:10-18, Mattehew 6:24 and Hebrews 13:5

God will provide everything we need to survive and to accomplish what he wants us to accomplish. However, if we ever lose sight of the fact that all we have is given to us by God, if we ever fall into the trap of believing the lie that we have done it ourselves and without help, then we have lost sight of God, and must ask forgiveness from the Lord. He is the reason we have al that we have, and so all that we have should be used for his Glory.

You can choose either to worship God, or to worship money. You cannot do both. Either you believe that God is all powerful and will provide you with what you need to survive and live a happy and contended life, or you believe it takes money as well. Both things cannot be true. Yes, God provides us with money so that we might live, but happiness, achievement and a good life come only from the Lord. If there were no money in the world, God would still be able to provide for us.

I urge you brothers and sisters in Christ, be grateful for what you have. This doesn’t mean you can’t strive for more, or that you should stay stagnant in one place, but rather strive for the greater glory of Him, reach for the tasks he has set you, but never blame God when things don’t go quite to plan, or when the tough times come for you.

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~ by davemclernon on February 14, 2011.

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