by Bro. Calvin Khoo
Throughout these years and until today we have had our ups and downs including financial circumstances. We believe, while God does bless His people with financial and finance-related things, money is not an accurate indicator that a person is in line with the will of God. Many who are not believers in Christ get rich through various ways, including dishonest and illegal means. Thus, using money or prosperity as an indicator is misleading.
Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you”. God also says, “You don’t need money. You need My favor.” You need His Shalom—the full measure of peace—to operate in our life.
This is what I pray daily for financial blessing; “Heavenly Father, if it is your will for me at this time, please bless me financially. I have serious financial concerns, and don’t know how to handle them. Please give me guidance and wisdom in handling my finances.”
Certainly, God does bless us financially. He provides all our needs, maybe even in the same way that He met Elijah’s, Moses’, and etc’. But we must keep in mind that they pursued Him, not their own gain. Financial blessing and prosperity are more than money instead it could be in the form of wisdom, solution, peace, favor, safety, security, protection, joy, pleasure, delight, health, opportunity, advancement and many of those others similar to this form. God is ready to release; it is His desire to give you good things.
Everything we have is a gift from God. We have a tendency to act like we “earned” things, but that’s not the truth. Without the blessing of God, we wouldn’t have anything! Everything belongs to God. He simply allows us the great privilege of caring for it temporarily.
Finally and above all, stay diligent and steadfast and do not be moved by the financial circumstances that you are presently in, but rather know that God in heaven will be faithful. HIS promises over the tithes, offerings, pledges and donations that you have sown into His Kingdom and He will bring it back to you multiplied in ways that you never thought possible.
I just want to give all glory to God for the blessings in my life and family. He has showed his faithfulness and proved that He is a God that loves his children, and knows our needs and blesses us.
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.