Can God Bless Your Financial Planning? by Nelson Price

CAN GOD BLESS YOUR FINANCIAL PLANNING?
NELSON PRICE
MALACHI 3:9-10
11/15/98

JESUS CHRIST loves you and is compassionately concerned
about your welfare.

Do you believe that?

GOD IS CONCERNED

Scripture assures us of His empathy: "Look at the birds of the air,
for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your
heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?"
(Matthew 6:26).

Jesus Christ is aware of you and your life-situation and wants to
provide for you.

Do you believe that?

GOD IS COMMITTED

Scripture assures us of His commitment to us and our needs. "Are
not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls
to the ground apart from your Father's will. Do not fear therefore;
you are of more value than many sparrows" (Matthew 10: 29 & 31).

Jesus Christ can be trusted. He is worthy of your trust and
obedience.

Do you believe that?

GOD IS CAPABLE

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own
understanding" (Proverbs 3:5).

Our loving Lord has designed for us an opportunity to demonstrate
our trust and dependence. It is a grand test designed to afford you
a tangible way to show your love and faith.

GOD IS CONTROLLING

First, He gives us the capacity to earn wealth. "And you shall
remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to
get wealth" (Deuteronomy 8:18).

What ever your earning capacity God has given it to you. Have you
ever thanked Him for that ability? It is a gift. Therefore, all you earn
is a gift from God. Have you ever looked at your pay check as
though it is gift wrapped? It has the signature of the person
representing the firm for which you work but it comes from God.

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes
down from the Father of lights" (James 1:17).

Summarily that means we are dependent upon and indebted to
God.

Regarding money we play the "I wish" game ...


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