Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word, it gives timely reminders. What do you love most? Some people love chocolate, their new car, their dog, their latest crush, but most people love money the most. What about their spouse? No, if they loved their spouse the most, there wouldn’t be any cheating, or prenups, or income requirements to marry someone. Most people love money the most. It’s what they spend the most time on – either doing or thinking about… God reminds us of His clear and simple warning. Proverbs 23:4 – “Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.” Do not wear yourself out for money. Your mind or your labor… The love of it, the concern of it, the perceived need for it, the time spent on it. If you set your eyes on riches – money will fly away, like an eagle to the sky. But if you set your eyes on Jesus – all these things will be added – what you need, and when you need it, with enough to share. You will either be stingy or liberal, tight-fisted, or open handed, miserly or magnanimous (elevated of mind and soul, delighting in benevolence, (joyfully liberal in giving) willing to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of noble pursuit). Wisdom shows restraint of seeking riches. Wisdom does not desire money, it realizes the uncertainty of wealth, and the certainty of Godliness – a heart submitted and committed, to God’s Word and God’s Ways and God’s plans for you. Praying that you love God more. You can’t love God and money – the more you love money, the less you love God. The more you love God, the less you love money. Just obey with it. Be faithful with it. Know where it is so you can do what He tells you to do with it. Don’t let your money decisions be out of greed or fear. Ask God for wisdom, believe that He will give it, know God’s Word on Money, (read The Money Packet), seek Godly counsel, and do what God tells you financially. You can trust Him. Money isn’t something to attain, or measure yourself by, just something to obey with. It reveals your heart. Praying that your heart is fully and exclusively for Him. That you would love God first and most. Money will follow – instead of you chasing it. Praying that you would walk in the wisdom that He supplies. You’ll know… God’s Peace comes with it.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!