Finance in the kingdom of God responds to laws. Most people are unaware of some of the spiritual laws governing money and its multiplication. They think that money responds to prayer and fasting. However, in this article, we shall share some of the principles that ensure a believer’s wealth and sustenance.
God Own it all:
It’s important to keep in mind that God is the source of all that you own. Most believers are usually self-sufficient, but the desire for God is that every believer is dependent and acknowledges Him as the source of all good things around them. The bible says, “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Haggai 2:8).
The bible also clearly states that God owns all the animals as stated in the bible “for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.” (Psalm 50:10). Therefore a realization that the wealth of this world is from God is very essential. For example, when your father owns a car, you do not beg the driver to see inside the vehicle. This is because, by right, you can demand to see the vehicle at any time.
God wants to Prosper you financially:
Most people are unaware that God wants to prosper them financially. They usually think that God is an enslaver that does not want their good or prosperity. But the reverse is the case. The bible says, “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32).
God does not only want to prosper you, but he wants to keep you in good health according to 3 John 1:2, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” Once you understand that God wants to prosper you abundantly, far than you can imagine, you will be able to trust his financial plans for your life.
Since you know that everything you own belongs to God, every believer is a steward of God’s resources. Stewardship involves far more than your money because your resources involve far more than money and material goods. Among your resources are your talents, experiences, creative ideas, energy, time, spiritual gifts, and much more.
God has given you all that you have and all of your potential. All that you are and all that you will ever be are His gifts to you. He desires that you will give back to Him all that you are and all that you hope to be. Stewardship is the way to grow your finances in the kingdom. When you are faithful stewards, God will begin to commit more and more riches to you. This is because He knows that He still owns it all even when the possession is with you.
Tithing from your Increase:
Simple as it seems, tithing is one-tenth of your earnings. Christians frequently find it difficult to accept the fact that they are required to pay their tithe. Most people don’t feel that tithing is a spiritual mandate and instead perceive it as a way for spiritual leaders to enhance their own status. Those who do not tithe, on the other hand, are missing out on one of the most crucial things they can do in order to live the rich life that God has prepared for them. In the Book of Malachi, God talked about how He will provide all of the blessings that the scriptures promised to those who trust in Him. According to Him, they would be given to them from above, via the windows of heaven. On the other hand, the window of heaven is opened through tithing (Malachi 3:10).
Law of Giving and Receiving:
By the spiritual law, abundance, both giving and receiving, are encouraged. Jesus was a master at employing the spiritual law of giving to his advantage. He gave at every opportunity, even his life. In the end of all, he won many sons and daughters for the father. According to God’s principles of increase, when you give, you release His power into your own life to duplicate what you gave out.
Stay Out of Debt:
Most believers think staying out of debt is a carnal topic. They fail to realize that scripture caution that the borrower is a servant to the lender (Prov 22:7). If you are already in massive or small debt, you must make repayments regularly and maintain track of the entire procedure. Not only will this assist you in identifying what is effective, but it will also provide you with a sense of success as you watch your debt decrease. Decide which debts to pay off first, and this decision should be based on two factors: the magnitude of the debt and the interest rate.
Be content with what you have:
We are living in a culture that is powered by advertisements. According to research, the more time you spend in front of the television, the more money you spend. The more time you spend looking through periodicals and catalogues, the more money you spend. The more money you spend, the more money you spend. Limiting these effects has a variety of positive consequences, with one of them being a reduction in our expenditure. The bible says, “Now godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6).
Breaking Limiting Beliefs:
Beliefs that place restrictions on your actions keep you confined can potentially impede your belief in God’s ability to bless you severely. It’s these ideas, whether you are aware of them or not, that you hold to be infallible truths. Fortunately, you have the power to overcome and replace these pessimistic outlooks with more upbeat ones. You can alter everything by changing your mindset.
The majority of people’s limiting beliefs are based on unconsciously held ideas that serve as a form of self-defense against probable disappointment and dissatisfaction. At some point in the past, you may have suffered from a certain condition, and when you encounter a similar one, your subconscious tries to prevent you from experiencing it. Finding the source of the negativity is an excellent place to start when trying to overcome limiting beliefs.