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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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July 28, 2011 - Money Isn’t Everything, but It Is Something

By Hal Donaldson

Growing up in the home of a hardworking widow, I viewed money as a necessary evil. I saw how the lack of it straddled my family and how the pursuit of it destroyed others. But, in time, I discovered how money offers an opportunity for us to exercise faith and demonstrate commitment to Christ. Money can accomplish much good. Mishandled, it can do much harm. God’s Word offers principles to help you in your financial decisions.

God cares about your bank account, mortgage, car payment and investments. He also cares how you spend your money and how much you give away. Is He interested because He needs your money? No. He’s concerned about the priorities of your heart and your reliance on Him.

What are God’s financial priorities for your life? He wants you to enjoy giving money away as much as you do spending it. He wants you to live as though every dollar is precious. He wants you to find opportunities to further His kingdom through the resources He’s placed in your care. And He wants you to pray for wisdom and seek the kind of knowledge found in these pages.

Here are four truths that will help you if you are facing a financial challenge:

God has the resources to meet your need.

God knows your need but He still wants to hear you ask for His help.

God wants you to persevere in faith and not give in to prolonged doubt or fear.

God already sees your solution, but He also knows the right time to meet your need.

Take comfort today in knowing God is more familiar with your finances than your accountant, and He has more resources at His disposal than a million bankers. (See John 15:7.)

— Hal Donaldson served as editor of the Pentecostal Evangel for 13 years, and leads Convoy of Hope in Springfield, Mo.

 

 

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