Money is an important part of life today. We can do so much with it and find ourselves lost without it. For many generations, people have laboured day and night to get as much money as possible. The money you have tells the story of your past, what you did to acquire it and what you have done with it. The money you have represents what you do with your time just like the money you don’t have. That is why the true measure of your commitment and love of God is seen when it comes to money.
Many people are offended when asked to give money to God or His work. They hide behind all kinds of excuses but the truth is, they don’t want to part with their hard earned money. For some, money has become their god. They will do everything and anything to acquire it. Hearing people talk about who they are is really nice, but I prefer to follow the money. Your effectiveness as a Christian has a lot to do with how you handle your money.
Become a partner with God when it comes to your money. Dedicate your resources to God. Through the covenant of Tithing to offerings, to blessing your neighbour and to empowering the next generation. Dedicate your money to the Lord as a partner with vested interests in expanding, advancing and upholding His kingdom. I am confident you will be more blessed through this process as God will step into the things that concern your finances and bless you beyond your wildest imagination.
SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 12:22-24 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body [is more] than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?
Acts 10:1-8 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, a devout [man] and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always. About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!” And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?” So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God. Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter. He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea. He will tell you what you must do.” And when the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier from among those who waited on him continually. So when he had explained all [these] things to them, he sent them to Joppa.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Oh Lord, teach me to partner with you. Teach me to dedicate all my resources to you and may I remain faithful at all times in Jesus’ name Amen.