God, Money and You – Pt. 2

God is interested in your prosperity. God is saying “I am wishing you the best”

The Hebrew word for Money is Keceph which means “value”

What is your perception of Money?

Many people say that “money is evil”, but it is the “love of money” that is evil.

Money is good, but it’s your relationship with money that determines whether it is good or evil to you.

1 Timothy 6:10 – For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Some people who “love” money will say things like “I will do anything for money”. That type of thinking is out of order. If you can do anything for money, does that mean you will even kill for it?

What is your relationship with money?

You cannot serve two masters. You either love one or hate the other.

Ecclesiastes 10:19 – A feast is made for laughter, And wine makes merry; But money answers everything.

Money talks in many forms:

When you become rich, the way you talk will change, the way you walk will change, including all your associations will change. The same bank that told you “you have bad credit” will call you to offer you many deals because you now have this thing called “money”.

As a Christian, you must Hate poverty with a passion.

“Ýou only attract what you appreciate.” – Pastor Austyn

 If you don’t appreciate wealth, then it won’t come to you so you have to change your mindset.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 – For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense; but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.

What can Money do for you?

  • Money is a defense from every attack of the enemy.
    • It defends you from lack and want. It protects you from poverty.

“If you are not smart with money, it will not be smart for you” – Pastor Austyn

How you get money is important. If you get it by evil means, then you are in “love with money”. But if you work hard to obtain it by honest means, you respect it and you respect the source who is God that provides for you to be able to obtain the things you desire.

  • If you lack respect for money when you receive it, you will lose it.
    • You will not undermine, or abuse it when you respect money for what it can do for you. It answers all things, but you have to respect it so that it can defend you.

 Build a relationship of “mutual respect” with money.

Some people who abuse the money they have don’t seem to understand that the little that they have, it shall be taken away from them. If you have no respect for money, you won’t be able to keep it. You must value the money that you have and be smart with it. When you have it, what you do with it matters.

Meditate on this word day and night and figure out what money is to you.

If your perception about money is right, then you will operate on a strong foundation regarding money.

Don’t love money to the point that you do something stupid with it.  

Some people may reject you, but when you have money, you’ll find that they all of a sudden will accept you. Those that laughed at you will celebrate you.

Money speaks for you so pray to God to change your perception of money.

Money is good, because it answers all things. However, do not love money, for the love of money corrupts a person’s soul. Rather, give thanks to the Provider of the money that you have. God is the one who provided it for you so respect the giver, and remember that the money you receive is so that you can be blessed to be a blessing.

Proverbs 23:7 – For as he thinks in his heart, so is hi. “Eat and drink!” he says to you , But his heart is not with you.