Friday, August 15, 2008

For Richer or for Poorer

Our dedication to the Lord should not depend upon our financial status. Regardless of the state of the economy, the Lord is still our Provider. If we need dance garments, He will supply what we need. When we need to get knowledge through books, DVDs, or conferences, He is able to make a way.

Planning ahead will help us to be able to flourish in times of lack. If there are events that we would like to attend, we can set money aside in advance. When we are unable to attend a gathering in a particular year, we may be able to purchase the video instead. If we need new music, He knows that as well.

There are even times when the Lord will give us favor so that we will not need money to meet our needs. By the same measure that we sow, we shall reap. The Lord will use others to bless us. Whether we need food, clothing, or shelter along our journey, He know what we have need of and will not let us fail.

Philippians 4:11-12 (NKJV)
Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

Philippians 4:19 (NKJV)
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 6:6-7 (NKJV)
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Hebrews 13:5 (NKJV)
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

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