“Financial Wisdom”

“Financial Wisdom” (part 2)
Bishop Daniel Robertson
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

Money, money, money… how do you get it?  And, how can you keep it?  Tonight, my Pastor continued to teach on the subject of financial wisdom.  He offered the first message last Sunday.  I’m always intrigued by sermons on money because for too long I grew up thinking it was selfish to desire wealth and nice things.  But, I realize as a born-again believer I should expect wealth and nice things in my life.  I’m a child of the most High King — and that sounds like royalty to me!  The Lord wants his children to prosper, but like me, maybe you’ve had a tough time realizing it.  That’s a trick of the enemy.  Satan wants us to remain ignorant when it comes to managing our money.

Hosea 4:6 (NIV)
My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.

There are principles that run the Kingdom of God and patience is key.  It’s the foundation for financial wealth.  A house without a strong foundation, won’t last long and it may not be able to handle multiple stories.  In the same way, trying to prosper without patience will put limitations on your finances.  On top of the foundation, these are the 3 key ingredients in financial wisdom

1) Tithing: This is required.  We owe God at least 10%.  There’s scripture to back it up.

2) Seed Sowing:  God loves when we bless others.  As the saying goes, you have to sow to reap a harvest.  When you bless others, God will always bless you.  And, when you witness others receive a blessing, be happy for them and give God praise.

3) Saving:  Stash away money.  Start out with two month’s worth of rent or mortgage.  This will help give you peace.  And, start a savings account and believe God for the increase.

It’s also important to give God praise whenever He blesses you and don’t complain.  Be appreciative of *everything* the Lord is doing on your behalf.

Psalm 115:14 (NIV)
May the Lord make you increase, both you and your children.

Something to think about: Financial wisdom is a process.  Your bank account may not be where you want it to be, but continue to trust God and put these principles into action.

3 Comments

  1. Amie, thanks for this post. I agree with you completely, especially about tithing. To whom much is given, much is expected. And give and you will receive. I truly believe that the more a person gives back financially, the more they will get in return.

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