Many of God's people struggle financially because they have a
worldly view of financial prosperity which is summarized by the bumper sticker
that says, "The one who dies with the most toys wins". Understanding the true
nature of financial prosperity will bring great spiritual and financial
blessing. I encourage you to practice and preach the following principles.
ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, YOU ARE FINANCIALLY PROSPEROUS WHEN THREE THINGS ARE TRUE OF YOU:
- YOU NEVER WORRY ABOUT MONEY.
"Do not be anxious then, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'With what shall we clothe ourselves?' For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things" (Matthew 6:31, 32; all Scripture quotations are from the NASB original edition).
Financial prosperity, according to Jesus, means that you never lie awake worrying about how to pay the bills, you arent distracted by money worries during the day, and you dont fight with your spouse over money. This freedom from worry is available to every child of God who trusts His heavenly Father to provide all his needs.
- YOU ALWAYS HAVE ALL THE MONEY YOU NEED.
"And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19)."And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything " (2 Corinthians 9:8a).God says you are financially prosperous when you always pay all your bills on time and all your needs are always met. And God promises to keep you in this happy conditionif you are a generous giver.
- YOU ALWAYS HAVE EXTRA MONEY TO GIVE TO GOD'S WORK.
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed" (2 Corinthians 9:8b).Financial prosperity includes always having an excess amount of money to give away to the work of God.
Scripture clearly teaches that God wants to bless His people with
financial prosperity. That doesn't mean we'll all drive a Lexus or take a
Caribbean cruise every year. But if we live and give according to biblical
principles, we will never have to worry about money, we will always have all
the money we need, and we will always have extra money to give away.
That's true financial prosperity.
Article written by Rod Rogers | Copyright 2006
About the Author: Rod Rogers, D.Min., is a stewardship consultant, speaker, and author. His ten-step Dynamic Giving System has helped over 900 churches worldwide biblically increase their giving 10% - 300% in five weeks. Get a FREE twelve-page eSermon when you sign up for his FREE monthly e-zine. http://www.profitautomation.com/app/contact.asp?id=64228