DAY 7 - Pray for your Finances
Pastor MiChelle Ferguson
WORD OF FAITH SOUTHFIELD, MI
Today, what we are going to be talking about and praying for is our finances. The Word has so much to say about this issue. You know that God wants us to be blessed, to be a blessing, and blessed in abundance beside. The Bible also talks about God being a God that supplies all of our needs, but Malachi, chapter 3, lays out some of the boundaries He wants us to live within. It talks about the importance of tithing—that the tithe actually belongs to God. So if you are a person that has yet to make that commitment, make this year the best year of your life by trusting God with what already belongs to Him, the tithe.
Second Corinthians, chapter 9, also talks about how God loves a cheerful giver. That is talking about our heart. So we don’t just sow seed to get something back. We sow seed because it is more blessed to give than to receive. It’s God’s way. The Bible says while the earth remains, there will be seed, time, and harvest. Some of you will find as we are praying over our finances, and especially praying in the Holy Ghost, the Lord may drop some instructions into you of places or things that He wants you to bless other people with or sow seeds into. Never look at this as you are losing something. Look at it for what it is—it is an opportunity.
Philippians, chapter 4, goes on to say that God will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory. You know, there is never a shortage with God. There is never a shortage with the Holy Ghost. We also can pray for mercy as it relates to our finances. For some of us, the Holy Spirit has been challenging us to make some changes as to how we have handled our finances. So as we are praying for that as well, know that God’s mercy is abundant and His grace is there to even handle some of the mistakes that we have made. I also want to challenge you to raise your faith and your expectations as you obey God and as we pray for our finances, so that not only your needs are met in abundance, but we can continue to be a blessing to those around us as well.