The Importance of Knowing the Purpose of Money

by Karin Peavy on May 31, 2016

in Empowerment, Prosperity, Purpose, Successful Living

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the importance of knowing the purpose of money

 

When I was a teenager, I always wondered why the rich in this country didn’t donate money to clean up run down areas of cities. I figured that if each wealthy person donated $1 million dollars, everyone could have decent housing and food. Of course, I was naïve back then. I didn’t realize there are some people who actually want the gap between the haves and have not’s to stay. I didn’t know about greed.

Now, the purpose of this message is not to beat up on the rich. I believe there are some wealthy people who do care and give generously to various organizations. But in reality, if they are not Born Again, they are not going to care about the same things we care about such as spreading the Gospel. Accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the first piece of the puzzle to living a successful life. It opens the door to a new life and way of thinking. It connects you with the covenant God designed, explained in more than 3,000 Bible promises.

Now, I’m going to say something that sounds really, really radical. But I truly believe God wants more Christian millionaires. Why? Because we have the love of God in our hearts, we’ll be the ones to give and support spreading the Gospel. We’ll be the ones to give to the poor. And, here’s something else you may not have thought about. We could use that money to build hospitals, build businesses to create jobs, offer women who are thinking about abortion the chance to give birth and give them financial and emotional support. I bet you have a few ideas as well.

As I mentioned earlier, this might sound radical and HUGE but with God, all things are possible. Think about the huge projects mentioned in the Bible: the building of the Temple, the rebuilding of the Temple (after King Nebuchadnezzar desecrated it). In the New Testament, Christians raised money to share with their persecuted brothers and sisters who were in need.

Maybe you’ve never thought of yourself as someone God could use this way. Perhaps you are like many other people who are intimidated by large sums of money.

Possessing large sums of money is an awesome responsibility. You must be free of greed and bad spending habits so that you will not waste the money and instead do what God tells you to do with it. You must be able to stand strong and not let others with ulterior motives talk you out of the money. But I believe you can get there because as I mentioned before with God all things are possible.

I hope there is a stirring in you. I hope this message sparks a desire in you to become prosperous in life not so that you can go out and buy a hundred new dresses but so that you can give generously to the poor and to ministries that are preaching the Gospel.

Let me leave you with one last thought. Maybe you do have visions of having more but if you are not giving now, you won’t when you have more. Isaac Newton’s law of motion says that what is in motion stays in motion.

So, begin giving today. Start with $5, $10. Those are small amounts but be consistent. Trust God to bless your giving and He will increase you according to Luke 6:38.

Love,

Karin

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