Wonder over God will potentially affect every area of life—even our wallets!
Finances aren't just a side-issue with God. How we deal with money is one good indicator or the condition of our heart. As evangelist Billy Graham said, "If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life."
Do we truly understand? God owns it all! He's the Creator and sustainer of the earth, the planets, the great systems in the sky. All our amassed wealth is nothing compared to God's ownership of the universe.
As a child, I got a glimpse of the wonder of God's immense wealth and power when I sang in church, "He owns the cattle on a thousand hills, the wealth in every mine."(See Psalm 50:10; Haggai 2:8.)
If we could only grasp the great wealth of God—His "riches in glory"—and remember how He is more than able to care for us (Philippians 4:19), how could we ever be afraid of lack?
When we are poor stewards of our finances, our spiritual health is exposed. "... wise stewardship is an indicator of spiritual health," said Ron Blue. "Your checkbook reveals all that you really believe about stewardship. Your life story could be written from your checkbook."
We can't fake—or hide—what our checkbooks, credit cards and church tithing records reveal about our hearts.The Bible has much to say about our use of money. Here are just a few scriptures:
To get finances in order, the wise Christian will spend some time alone with the Lord, wondering over His power and ownership of all things.
Do you understand God owns every penny you have and all you have accumulated? How will you use it for His glory?