In this Christian daily devotion we'll look at a subject that confuses many Christians - money. Does God want you to be rich?
Why don't you ever seem to have any? These are popular questions among Christians today.
The truth is that God wants to give you an abundance of everything good. It tells us in the Bible that it his God's good pleasure to give us the kingdom. He wants us to have more so that we can do more. The truth of the matter is that if you're struggling and toiling to pay your rent, you probably don't have much time to witness. You don't have any time to get out and help people or further the kingdom.
Our broke mentality is what gets us in the predicaments we are in. We have ideas that we have to work hard to earn money, because thats the way our parents did it. Until we clean out the thoughts of poverty and despair, there is no room for thoughts of abundance.
Another reason that people don't receive what they ask for is lack of faith. Do you really believe that God is going to provide for you what you request? If you have the slightest doubt, you will probably fail to get it. However, if you believe that God can provide anything, you'll get it. It may not be exactly as you imagined it, but you'll receive it in God's time. This is another problem we have. We try to put a time limit on God and if we don't get it by that time, we give up. God works on his own schedule. Be patient and it will come.
Many Christians get the idea that money is bad because they heard that money is the root of all evil. If you actually read the verse in the Bible it says that "the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil." That is a huge difference. You should love people and use money, but when you start to love money, you lose everything else. It also says that it can be the root for every kind of evil, but that doesn't mean "all evil." So don't get confused about money. Money is simply an object that we use. It should never have control over your life.
God loves you and wants you to live in abundance. It's up to us to accept the gift. I hope this edition of Christian daily devotion makes you think about it. Check back often for more.