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What Would God Have Me to Do?

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Every spending decision is a spiritual decision.

I sincerely believe that every spending decision is a spiritual decision.  Every money issue is a heart issue. The prophet Ezekiel in the Old Testament spoke about God’s plan through Christ, when he prophesied, “Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26, NASB )  If we are Christ-followers, we are automatically entered into God’s “heart of flesh process” called sanctification. Our money will be one of God’s reliable tools in this process.

You would be wise to follow God’s financial principles in taking excellent care of the money He has given to you.  But, in my experience, the thrill of following Christ by having a daily, interactive relationship with Him is what creates a sense of true financial freedom and contentment.  When we set aside time each day to search the Scriptures and to ask Him what His guidance is for us that day, we are opening ourselves up to a dynamic relationship with our very Creator. He is faithful to meet us and to lead us on a path of faith.

The Bible calls us both to wisdom and to faith. The tension between those two callings is real. Sometimes, we wonder about our lifestyle choices.  Sometimes, we wonder about how generous we should be.  These questions are answered in the tension between wisdom and faith, and I believe that they are answered in the quiet spaces of our time with the Lord asking Him, “What would you have me to do?”

Young people: I challenge you to spend time in the study of the Bible and in prayer each day, expecting God to show up and lead you down His path of faith unique to your life.  You will be amazed.

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