Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Should we be praying for more money? Isn’t it unspiritual to ask God for the very thing that lies behind so many of the evils of the world? Money, money, money! It seems like the whole world goes after it every day, all day long. The mad pursuit of more and more money never ends.
How often have you heard people say that money is evil? I like what Dr. Snyder says about money:
“The real problem with money is not the possession of it but the love of it, the place it occupies in our heart…
“Nothing touches us so deeply as a crisis of finances. It puts us on our knees in a big hurry, reminding us that God really is in charge. God knows how much money we need and often gives us more than that. But if we pray for more and don’t get it, then we can trust that he will provide in some other way or that he is training us for some good end.”
TODAY’S PRAYER: Feel completely free to ask God for money or for anything you truly need. Thank him for what he chooses to bring (or not bring), knowing that every move he makes is based on his best plan for you.
TJ Bates leads our prayer journeys on Theology Mix. A close friend of our admin staff, she's one of the most Christ-centered, hospitable, down-to-earth, fun, prayerful persons you will ever meet. TJ has spent her life devoted to serving God (knows everything you need to know about pastors, churches, and their ministries), and will drop everything and travel anywhere her help is needed. Everyone needs a TJ in their lives!