Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It is truth and life. Have you ever gotten nervous financially? One of two things is happening. The Holy Spirit is convicting you of something, or more likely, the devil is trying to put fear on you. Why more likely? Because you said you were feeling nervous… If the Holy Spirit is convicting you of something, it’s specific, and immediate – you have a choice to make. Obey what He says, or ignore Him. What will you do? The Holy Spirit’s conviction is specific, the devil’s fear is general. Nothing specific to do – just be very, very afraid. Why would you get nervous? Someone said layoffs are coming next week. A huge or unexpected expense just came up. You just went to the gas station, or the grocery store and prices were ridiculous. You heard that the stock market is going to crash, or taxes are going to increase. You are facing a huge expense, or price increase, and your income isn’t increasing, you could get nervous. So what should you do? Run to God. Ask Him, Is this from You? Is there something you want me to do, stop doing, or do differently? Or is this just fear trying to come over me. If It’s God, and you ask Him, He’ll tell you what He wants you to do right now. Do it. No matter what it costs. Comfort, inconvenience… If it’s give your tithe, then do it. If it’s change your lifestyle – do it. Whether stop spending, get out of debt, sell what God does not have for you to own anymore – do it. If God wants you to buy something, or give something, or stop spending on something, or save something. Whatever God tells you no matter what it takes or costs – financially, emotionally, or fleshly (what you really, really love or want)… Do It. Ask God if it’s Him, and What To Do. He’ll answer (He promises wisdom if we ask), Do it immediately and completely. And then rest in His promise, take joy in obedience, and put your faith in Him. If it’s just the devil – fill your tank with His Word. Just like a car doesn’t work if it runs out of gas, neither do you. You need a fill-up of His Word. PRISM will do it, especially M:Meditate on the Word. Get a PRISM Topic – that deals with this… and soak in it. God will restore you, refresh you, build your faith, and establish your course. Then, know where God’s money is, and just do what He tells you to do with it. 4C’s will help you.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!