God is Sufficient in Your Finances

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19 Yesterday we talked about living in a culture of fear that causes our world to shrink instead of expand. Today, I want to share with you a specific example of how society encourages fear in our finances. When I was in college, I got my first credit card. My mom thought it would be a good idea for me to have this card in case of any emergencies. She didn’t want me to not have money to pay for a hamburger or to fill my gas tank, so she instructed me to use it as needed. Ah yes, I remember the day I got that shiny new Discover card in the mail — it felt like I had just won the lottery! It was a live card and I

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There is Power in Generosity

“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” – 2 Corinthians 9:11 I recently had the pleasure of spending time with David Green, the founder of the Hobby Lobby company and a devoted believer as well as a very nice man. I was speaking with him, and he told me an incredible anecdote. He was working at a small craft store in Oklahoma City in the 1970s when he decided he wanted to start his own business. He took out a $600 loan and opened a small craft shop in his garage. His network now has over 800 locations, and his net worth is close to $8 billion; he is a Forbes 500 member. I never want to miss an opportunity to learn the secret to someone’s success when I sit

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Testing and Tithing

“Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” – Malachi 3:8-10 Yesterday, we talked about how money is the king of the earth and how, even when we are in the Kingdom of God, it plays an important role in our lives. This is why the Lord gives us a set of truths in His Word that equip us to handle wealth His way because He is the giver of all of it. Today,

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Money is the Ruler

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” – 1 Timothy 6:10 Money reigns supreme in this world’s kingdom. We dwell in the Kingdom of God, but we also have a parallel existence on earth, which means we require financial resources to survive. Whether you’re affluent, poor, or somewhere in the center, you probably think about and discuss money daily! This is why the Bible devotes so much attention to the subject of money. Money is the substance of pleasure and power in the world because it pays our bills and feeds us. Money, whether you like it or not, is a tremendous force that can destroy families, partnerships, and dreams. For fear of not having enough, many of us stay in dead-end jobs, allowing the things that God

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Generosity Equals Gratitude

“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” –  2 Corinthians 9:10,11 Today, I’d like to share some thoughts on generosity and giving with you. My parents instilled in me the value of tithing or giving the first ten percent of my income to God’s work, as I grew up. I am a firm believer in it, and while I don’t believe the percentage is as important as the amount you sacrifice, I have seen Jesus respond to generosity on numerous occasions. We can and will see Him expand our territory and open the floodgates of blessing as we move from the

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More about money…

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have.” -Hebrews 13:5a There is a great song called “Bittersweet Symphony.” It’s one of those songs that every musician wishes he wrote. And there’s this line that drives the chorus: “‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life. Try to make ends meet. You’re a slave to money, then you die.” People feel that way. However, as believers, we don’t have to feel that way; we don’t have to be stuck in the money trap. Are you ready for this? There are over twenty-two hundred references in the Bible that discuss money and possessions. That’s three times as many references to money than to love. That’s seven times as many references to money than to prayer. That’s eight times as many references to money than to belief. Money comprises fifteen percent of the Bible. One fifth of

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