Aligning Finances with the Word
Are your finances aligned with God’s Word?
I’ve long believed that a credit score is a poor determination of your financial health. Here’s why. You can have a high credit score but totally wrong motives. You can have a high credit score and be on the path to bankruptcy. You can have a high credit score and be totally out of line with God’s financial principles. More important than your credit score is aligning your financial decisions with God’s Word. Our MoneyLife Indicator gives you a comprehensive look at how your beliefs and behaviors align with managing money according to Biblical financial principles. We look at managing, saving, giving, planning, spending, legacy, true riches, debt and investing.
As Crown’s late founder, Larry Burkett, used to say, “The way one uses money is the outward reflection of a person’s inward spiritual condition.” This profound truth helps us see that past behavior is not the main indicator of a person’s financial health. The most important factor is what’s happening in the individual’s heart now. Beliefs affect behavior. The assessment asks two key questions. First, “What do I believe about faithful stewardship?” Second, “To what extent have I adapted my behavior to align with my beliefs?” It’s hard to change if you don’t understand the root issues that lead to certain actions. Once you identify incorrect beliefs, you can take steps to change your behavior for the long term. True life transformation takes place when hearts are transformed by God’s Word and when behavior aligns with His truth.
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