Money management is a huge problem for many people. They struggle month to month trying to pay their regular bills.
Then add a few credit card payments on top of that, and they’re dog-paddling for all they’re worth with one nostril above water trying to survive.
That’s not the life that God wants us to live. God says in Deuteronomy 28:12, “The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them.”
You may think, Just having my needs met would be a miracle! But then to have extra to lend to others on top of that? Where do I sign up?!
Money management skills aren’t something we’re born with. Most of us learn how to handle money from our parents. For some, that might have been great. But for others, well, let’s just say some wrong thinking and bad habits were passed down the line! To change our results, we need to change our thinking and our actions.
Did you notice Deuteronomy said God would “send rain…and bless all the work you do”? That “rain” may be in the form of overtime, an extra part-time job, or increasing our abilities so that we can increase our income level. God will bless our work, but we must be willing to take whatever step He directs us to take in order to have increase in our lives.
GETTING CHILDREN TO UNDERSTAND:
THE TAKE AWAY
Pray and ask God for wisdom and open doors. Consistently read, study, and meditate on Deuteronomy 28:1-14. Take all the natural steps you can to begin getting your finances in order. Don’t wait! Start today!
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Change your financial attitude, begin to find your God-given gift, and learn the biblical principles related to your family finances.