“But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]” John 16:13a, Amplified.
Growing up I had no knowledge of money. I thought only drug dealers and bad people had it, so whenever lump-sums of money came into my hands, I literally gave it all away. I thought that was the good Christian thing to do. I thought the more broke I was the more spiritual I was. Boy, was I wrong. I lived from crisis to crisis, always needing a financial miracle. I’ll never forget standing before my pastor after I had shamefully pawned my wedding ring, without my husband’s knowledge, to buy some things we needed for the house. He made me promise to never go to another pawn shop ever again. I promised him and never went back. This was the reality of the financial wisdom I didn’t have.
God’s word is a library of wisdom, and whatever area you spend the most time in, it will show in your life. If you don’t explore the financial category of God’s word, your life will show it.
In this day and time, God wants well-rounded believers who are full of all wisdom. He wants His people to pray powerfully and budget, prophesy and save their money, study their Bibles and apply its’ principles. He wants us to explore this area so we won’t bound, but free. He wants us free so we can be rich in good works. He wants us to have a wealth of spiritual wisdom and a wealth of financial wisdom so we can have maximum impact in the world. There are believers who are spirit-filled and are using their financial resources wisely to build God’s Kingdom and finance the Gospel.
Money is not evil. It’s the love of money that is evil (see 1 Timothy 6:10). Money is a tool. In the hands of a believer, it’s a powerful tool for change.
Prayer: Father God, I thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Continue to lead me into all truth regarding financial wisdom. I lay aside everything I thought I knew, and I receive your mind and heart. Deliver me from any type of financial bondage by your Spirit and your truth. Lead me out of darkness and into your marvelous light. Position me to do the good works you have ordained for me to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Study 2 Corinthians 9:8; Ephesians 2:10; Luke 12:19-21)