Friday, August 11, 2017

trusting in God not in money

 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. 18 Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.

It is through the process of church life, working on our new campus and in guiding through back2school that I come across lots of needs, funding opportunities and wisdom.  This year of back2school and all that is happening around me is the same.  I am challenged by lots and learning, too.

Last week in my reading I came across a quote that made me stop and think that I would like to share with you.  Read on:

“One of the dangers of having a lot of money is that you may be quite satisfied with the kinds of happiness money can give, and so fail to realize your need for God.  If everything seems to come simply by signing checks, you may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.” - C. S. Lewis

Again, in a conversation with a ministry friend from North Carolina I was confronted with much of the same thought.  Will we stumble because we are set on, satisfied with or depending on something that is not God?  Tough question.

Maybe you are rich.  Maybe you are poor.  Both has the same God, and both have the same temptations.  We have the ability to trust in any number of things that are not God.  One of those things for me is money.  How I deal with the money I have is a direct representation of how I trust, or do not trust, God.

May we allow God to search our heart.  May we ask God to use all we have for His glory as are motives are set on His will and no where else!

Matthew 6:19-20  NASB
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven…

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