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Understanding God’s Perspective on MoneyBy Dr. Randy Carlson It will take just two minutes of your time. Reading 1 Timothy 6 will give you God’s perspective on money, and could change how you perceive its importance in your life. Most people don’t see themselves as pursuing money. But how you spend your money, and use your credit, could indicate that money is more vital to you psychologically, even emotionally, than you think. Consider 1 Timothy 6:9-10:
“People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (NIV) Paul goes on to say, “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” (1 Timothy 6:17 NIV)The Lord will not only meet your material needs when you trust in Him first; He’ll also help you make wise spending choices that will benefit you now, and set you up for a more stable financial future. Money and your finances is just one of five essential areas of life that are key to living an intentional life in Christ.
Parkey Thompson, Certified Financial CoachYou hear Parkey from time to time sharing financial wisdom in our Financial Minute. Now Parkey joins Dr. Randy for an entire program, to answer your questions about money! A word from Parkey:
My change started in the summer of 2003 when, at 40 years old, I “woke up” and realized our family was broke. After struggling financially and emotionally with this “wake up call”, we decided to get on a plan that would turn things around. My wife and I agreed to commit to this plan on Saturday and on Monday I lost my job! At that point, we were really committed! The income returned in February and we began aggressively pursuing our goal of getting out of debt. A little over two years later we achieved that with our unsecured debts and in September of 2007 we achieved that with the mortgage!Parkey’s web site: www.myfinancialfocus.net
God’s Intention for Your Money (DVD & Workbook)In this powerful DVD study, Dr. Randy takes you beyond the principles of saving 10% and giving 10%, to living on 80%. He challenges you more deeply about God’s intention for all the things that come through our hands. Join Dr. Randy on an intentional journey to discover why:
- Stewardship of God’s resources is vital to success
- A plan of action is important and
- Your priorities matter.