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Managing My Receiving (5 of 7)
Series: Biblical Money Management
Introduction: The principle of receiving is scriptural, as is the principle of reaping. Reaping is receiving, reaping is fulfillment, reaping is finishing the course, reaping is the receiver's reward. All seed will produce more than what is planted, so it is in God's economy. We plant, life and work waters, but God gives the increase. We are positioning ourselves for increase, both individually and corporately. We are believing to receive our full portion. We come with open hearts and open hands, prayerfully saying, "God, pour into our hands your sovereign, divine provision." Scripture says "Everyone who asks, receives." We are asking for increase, blessing, multiplication, and miracles. God, you desire to bless us and we desire to receive. We sow not only money as our seed, but also prayer, faith, evangelism. The world is in desperate need and there are souls we need to harvest for Christ. The advance of the gospel requires the investment of dedicated believers. We choose to advance, knowing it requires more resources to reach our region and beyond. It takes you the believer to become a giver and a receiver. To give without faith to receive cuts the process in half.
I. MANAGING MY RECEIVING
A. MANAGEMENT IS A DISCIPLINE
1. Biblical money management is a discipline that touches every area of my life and requires constant focus.
a. Matt. 7:8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
b. Mark 10:30 Who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time-houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions-and in the age to come, eternal life.
c. Mal. 3:10 "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this," says the Lord of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing ...
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