Day 13: Finances
“Be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what He requires of you, and He will provide you with all these other things.” - Matthew 6:33 (GNT)
In His Word, God makes it clear that He has a plan for our lives and has called us to a higher purpose. We are called to be diligent with our time and the resources that we have been given, and this means that we are to be good money managers. Being successful with your finances starts with recognizing that they are not yours to begin with. Everything that we have--including our time, relationships, houses, cars, money--it’s all borrowed. We only have them for the short time we are on earth, and they will still be here when we go to Heaven.
The important thing is what we choose to do with what we have been given. When we recognize the rightful ownership of our resources, we can then have money in our lives for what it is meant for: 1) our enjoyment, and, 2) a tool for working God’s plan in our life. When we understand the financial system that God has set up for us it becomes easier to tithe and to give because we understand that this is directly connected to our purpose, and our purpose is tied to victory, fulfillment and joy.
All of my money and material possessions belong to God. I am a good manager of the money and material things that are under my control.
I have more than enough for my needs, my family’s needs, the needs of others and to fulfill the purpose for my life.