money

Money peace.  It almost seems contradictory to use the words together, doesn’t it?  However, the Lord desires today to convey His peace concerning our finances.

In my 20+ years of walking with the Lord, He has shown me His complete faithfulness in all areas of my life.  I know Him to not only be the God who provides for my needs but also the God who abundantly supplies.  He is gracious in all ways.  I think He just gets a kick out of surprising us with the most wonderful of gifts!  For instance, when I became a stay-at-home mom, I wondered if the extra money would ever be there for our family to travel.  In the same month that our household income was cut by more than half, we won an all-expense paid trip to the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.  I promise you, I received that blessing from the Lord!  It was glorious!  And it was His way of saying, “Not only will I meet your needs, Renee.  I will even grant you the desires of your heart.”       

Hebrews 13:5-6 makes an interesting point:  “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’  So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?'”

Notice that our being content with what we have is not based on our financial status; it’s based on God and His faithfulness.  We rest in the Lord’s ability to provide, knowing that He will never leave us nor forsake us.

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