Ministry, Money, and You

Throughout the course of ministry, I have listened as many Christians have testified about their genuine desire to please God. As a servant-leader, it is my responsibility to communicate with God and then with others, regarding how we can please Him. And I consider it a privilege to share with those who sincerely desire to please God in the matter of ministry and money. Gratitude to God is my daily expression for the individuals, local churches, and other groups who choose to give and assist ministries like mine. I “give thanks to God always for you all…” (First Thessalonians 1:2).thank_you_inscription_05_hd_pictures

I am a man of faith who is always willing to believe God for more than what historical patterns show precedent for or where current trends are pointing. Said differently, I do not believe that history must always repeat itself and I do not believe that we are locked into wherever current trends might point. Thinking upon this subject reminds me of an adage that was taught me by one of my first ministry mentors: “when your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep becomes your downfall.”

lightstock-social-graphic_b407595a8dWhat do I believe? I choose to believe what God has said through His holy word. Four times it is written in red: “all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26, Mark 9:23, 10:27, & 14:36). I’ll take this good news spoken by our Lord any day over the doubt and unbelief I sometimes hear from others and the adversary of our souls. But, perhaps you have not considered that money issues are in reality, spiritual issues. That which the Spirit repeats to me, speaks volumes: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21). When we consider all that the Bible has to say about fiscal matters, the spiritual issue of money becomes apparent.

I am a man of faith who knows that with God, all things are possible to them that believe. The future can be better than the past. And we have the power to make it so. I believe in the future of America and in our common goals to see the Kingdom of God in America strengthened and expanded. Somehow, someway, God will make a way and He wants to use you!

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