Friday, January 5, 2018

January 5 Thought for the day...starting fresh financially

Many of us will make a plan to do better with our money this year. Maybe it is getting out of debt. Perhaps saving for retirement or our children's future. The problem is that most of us are battling debt or "got to have it now" syndrome.  God's plan is for each of us to be debt free and financial blessing in our lives. The amount of blessing is directly related to our faithfulness and trust in Him. Here are Jesus' words in Luke 16:11.

"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?" 

The Greek word used for "unrighteous" means, "common or of this world." "Mammon" is translated as our wealth, work, investments, money, land, the things of this world.  

Jesus is saying here that faithful (trustworthy, conscientious, and responsible), handling of the stuff of this world is a prerequisite to being entrusted with the critical stuff of God! God is a loving, caring Father, and He will supply what you need, but he has such a greater plan for our lives than just meeting our needs.

Our heavenly Father wants to entrust us with the things to change the world. He intends to open the doors for all of the greatness He has planned for us to occur. His plans for us, are for a great future however so many live below their potential and future because there is a determined lack of trust in the Lord. 

Don't allow money and stuff to be your God, choose God to be your God. Bring your spending under control, show your trust in God to bless your finances by tithing (giving 10 percent) first, and stop working for debt. Start making a life, not just a living. Choose this year to bring your financial health under His control and watch how your life improves, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. 

Financial health impacts every aspect of your life. God will show you how if you will trust Him so you can walk in health and freedom!

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