As you may remember, I am currently learning to trust & obey God again…with money!
Every single thing I post on this blog has to do with hearing God’s voice…in my life. Every post is inspired by Him through someone or something else, or just from what He has put on my mind. It’s amazing, because it’s What I’m Reading Wednesday, and I just started this book, called “Weird”, written by Craig Groeschel. I should have known that what God is saying to me He is saying in everything, including the books I read. I love it!! What an awesome, awesome God we serve.
So, I’m reading this book and suddenly, there’s a chapter on finances and giving…using the same verse I read very recently from 1 Timothy6:17–
“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.”
Seriously, just the other day, I realized I had been trusting in Rick’s bi-weekly income instead of trusting the money to come from the Lord’s hand. (Refer to this post!) My hope had been fixed on the uncertainty of riches instead of on the Lord, “who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.” He has promised me food, clothing and drink. He can give more, but He expects ME to give more from whatever I have!
So anyway, back to reading “Weird.”
Look at this!! “I always secretly prided myself on how frugal and responsible I was with money. …[Others] view it as a superhuman feat of self-discipline and brilliant planning–it’s good to stay out of debt and save for a rainy day, right? Then one day I realized that my motivation was totally fear-based, not God-honoring. Even though I was handling money responsibly, I was still putting my security in my own abilities to earn and control money so that I would never have to go without anything again. My hope was in material wealth rather than in God’s rich provision.”
That is precisely what happened to me.
God speaks again!
So what is the antidote to trusting myself with money and relying on my ability to control it?
GIVING IT AWAY!
Today we are remembering Luke 6:30 “Give to EVERYONE who asks of you.” God guide us in our mission to always trust You for more.
“You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.”