A while back Crown Financial Ministries gave me permission to repost their daily financial devotion. I enjoy reading the devotions because they help me keep my focus on God’s economy versus the world’s view on money. The other benefit is providing a link back to a ministry I love and support. I pray and hope others will learn about and support Crown Financial Ministries.
I’ve tried posting the devotions each day, but to be honest, I’ve fallen behind. So, I’ve been trying to think of a good way to still share these devotions here at One Money Design. I like how Free Money Finance posts on the Bible and Money each Sunday. Therefore I’m giving some thought to posting some of my favorite Crown Financial Devotions for the week in one post each Sunday. I’ve also given some thought to sharing one of them in the sidebar each week (as a weekly devotion). What do you think about this ideas, or do you have any other ideas you’d like to share?
Here are a few Crown Financial Devotions I enjoyed this past week:
We Want What We Want When We Want It
From the time we’re born we want what we want when we want it. We tend to run out and get what we want, or if it can’t be bought, then we lose patience. God can’t be rushed. He hears us and when the time is right, He will provide. “And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:4 NASB).
The world has the power to prevent us from getting ahead financially, to destroy our spirits, and even to kill us, but if our faith in God is firm, nothing the world can do to us can destroy our inner peace. “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (John 14:27 NASB).
Are You Successful?
One attribute of a successful person is persistence in the face of problems. God wants Christians who don’t give up easily. “And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:4 NASB).
Perseverance is a characteristic lacking in Christianity today. Some Christians who fail get defeated and feel like God has abandoned them. We must believe that God wants to bless us, and until God individually convicts us that our plan is otherwise, we are not to accept failure. “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6 NASB).
You can subscribe to the Crown Financial Ministries Daily Financial Devotions or visit www.crown.org to learn more about God’s financial principles.
Do any of these devotions speak to you? If so, please let us know your thoughts in the comments.