“Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.” Matthew 6:32 NLT
Donna Savage writes: “In my husband’s first years as a pastor our house payment gobbled half his income…I learned to replace panic with peace by praying for: Clarity. Money is linked to our self-esteem. It can trigger feelings of shame, fear, pride, and anger. But understanding [God’s] Word brings light to the minds of ordinary people (Psalms 119:130 CEV). Creativity. If you want more money, you must earn more or spend less. We serve a creative God, and He rewards those who ‘diligently seek him’ (Hebrew 11:6). Ask Him to show you how to increase your income. Connections. Kids are familiar with connect-the-dot puzzles, where you join a random collection of dots to produce an image you’d otherwise miss. It’s all about the right connections, and God can send the right people into your life with answers to your money problems. Contentment. Just like earthquakes expose structural weaknesses in buildings, financial pressure exposes our spiritual weakness. Paul said, ‘I have learned the secret of being content’ (Philippians 4:11). Key phrase: I have learned. Hardships enrolls us all in Contentment 101, but we don’t get all the same homework. Some of us learn through financial hardship and proving God’s faithfulness for ourselves.”
Savage continues: “I’ve given God an ‘I can’t do this’ ultimatum more than once. I’ve also celebrated the adventure of moment-by-moment dependence on His resources. I’ve proved God’s faithfulness in my prayers and in my pantry, and it’s never limited by my bank balance.
This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today