Sunday, March 10, 2013
WHERE DOES OUR MONEY GO?
If we were to track our money spent of the past five or 10 years, we would probably be surprised where it went. It doesn’t take long to spend money on the necessities of life but it also doesn’t take long to begin to live beyond our means spending money on things we don’t really need. The more we spend, the more things we have that could keep us from worshiping God. If we take time to give God the first of our money and ask Him what to do with the rest, we can better resist the temptations of the world.
Hosea 10:1 “How prosperous Israel is— a luxuriant vine loaded with fruit. But the richer the people get, the more pagan altars they build. The more bountiful their harvests, the more beautiful their sacred pillars.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, help us today with our money. We know we are blessed that You have provided us with income and we pray You will show us best how to use it. Help us not to be greedy. Help us not to buy things we don’t really need. And especially help us not to put anything we buy above worshiping You. Lord, we need Your strength and wisdom on spending what You give us. Please help us today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Taking time to write down where our money goes every day will help us to better plan how to spend it.
Allowing God to direct us with spending the money He allows us to have will teach us better spending habits.
Giving to God part of what we earn and looking for His direction with the rest will allow God to bless others with our blessings.
Matthew 25:29 “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.” (NLT)