Are you faithful with money?
Oswald Chambers said, “Our spiritual life cannot be measured by success as the world measures it, but only by what God pours through us – and we cannot measure that at all.” God measures success by faithfulness. The Bible tells us to “… lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1) We encumber ourselves when trapped by bigger, more and better. The love of money creeps into our lives and soon our lifestyle is controlled by it. We spend too much, borrow more than we can afford, and miss opportunities to give and serve. We fear the future and stress over income and retirement plans instead of resting in God’s love and promises today. He’s looking for believers who are “Doers of the Word” – those who are faithful with what He provides. It’s a matter of surrender, accepting God’s Lordship over every area of life – including our finances. It’s living in unwavering dedication to His ways.
Our founder, Larry Burkett, said, “Most Christians are more than content to live out their lives surrounded by the trappings of our world, rather than to risk losing them in becoming a radical Christian – one who will put God first in all decisions, even when putting God first is costly.” So don’t settle for things of this world. Success in God’s eyes means choosing to relinquish your rights and accepting His plan for your life. That’s where true joy is found.
And if you’re encumbered with credit card debt, Christian Credit Counselors can create a debt management plan just for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.