This is a very important prayer
"...give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread."
After reading Matthew 25: 14-30, it is evident that God intends for us to be good stewards of the financial blessings we have been given. As stewards, we are purely caretakers of these gifts, we don’t actually own these gifts. If we take this approach and realize that we must be responsible and act in a respectful manner with these gifts, it will change our approach to our finances. After all, we will be held accountable for the manner in which we handle these gifts.
While the term Finance is often referred to as debt, lets use this term to encompass our entire financial lifestyle. Making important financial decisions should be a conversation with our wives as well as a conversation with God. When we are looking at donating to a charitable organization or looking to purchase a new home, what does this process look like?
No Easy Task
Taking care of the financial resources we have been given is one of the most critical tasks we can complete. As you know this is no easy task and can’t be taken lightly. This area can be a challenge for everyone at some point. I encourage you to pray diligently about your financial life.
Are we praying through...
A new home purchase?
Or giving to your Alma Mater?
God's Plan, Not Ours
These are all decisions that we need to be a peace with and know that we are acting in a manner that God intended for us. After all, he has entrusted us with his resources, and we are only taking care of them for a short period of time.
Jon Ross Henderson