The love of money

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. – Matthew 6:24

(Health journal day 17).

I have prayed that I have more money than what I have now and have earned in the past. As we know from bible verse 1 Timothy 6:10, the love of money is the root of all evil, but what it means is something different than I think what many people think.

If money becomes something more important than life and family, you’re using it wrongfully. Your mind is in the wrong place when it comes to money and wealth. There are many meanings of wealth and being wealthy, as you know. The saying “health is wealth” is one example of many that describe wealth as being many things. Belief in God and obeying Him is spiritual aliveness, and hence wealth. What we inherit in heaven is definitely wealth.

I have talked to God many times about using the money for my safety, privacy and general comfort. Never wanting for anything, and not depending on others to bail me out if any problems should arise.

I think these are reasons very different from the people who want money to flash around in expensive cars, or have many ‘things’ they flash to others, to make themselves look important. That is a superficial use of money, and those are not the reasons why I want more money.

I don’t want to be needy in the present world. I want to take care of myself and have something left over. I don’t want the stress of needing money. I also want my friends to know I am here to provide for them if the need arises. That is a good use of extra money.

I want to feel safe in whatever house I may live in going forward and I hope to find the best situation in the future – this year – so that I may live a peaceful, quality lifestyle. I feel good asking God for this, and I’ve done better in my life than I’ve ever done since I began to rely upon God.

It is best to rely upon God for everything and if you haven’t already, reach out. He is always available to sincere hearts. We all have to start by crawling with God until we grow in his strength and understanding. We come to the Lord “as little children” as Galatians 4:19 and in 1 John 4:4 and he forms us in his likeness – we become “new creatures in Christ” as 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Do your best in relying upon God and if you don’t have a relationship with Him already – please find a bible and start reading it. I would start with the Psalms, or the book of John.

Eventually you may find that talking to God is the best thing you can do as things begin to work out. He is a loving God, always there for us. If you have troubles along the way, don’t blame God as this is usually demonic activity; they don’t want your life to be good. Just keep praying, and talking to God.

He will find a way for you and life does get better, with belief in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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