Only God Can Give You Financial Security

By Rick Warren

 

“But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.” Deuteronomy 8:18 (NIV)

As you enter your Decade of Destiny, it is important that you trust God with your finances. If you want God to bless you financially, you must remain focused on the truth that he is the source of your finances and he is the one who supplies your needs.

What does that mean?  It means I’m not looking to an employer for my security.  I’m not looking to my savings for security.  I’m not looking to anyone or anything other than God to supply my needs.

Let me illustrate it this way: When I turn on the water, I don’t really think the water comes from the faucet.  I know that the water really comes from a reservoir. It just comes to me through the faucet. In the same way, the income that God wants to give you may come through a job or through something else.

But the source is God.

If you trust in a bank account, the bank account can be taken away.  If you trust in your savings, you can lose it. The only true security you can have is when you put your trust in God.  He is the starting point of your finances. He is the one and only true source of your finances.

This means you don’t need to worry about which faucet he uses to supply your needs. In a sense he says, ‘If I turn off one faucet, I can just as easily turn on another. If you lose one job, I can give you another.  I am your source, not your job. I am your source, not your bank account.

***After my morning blog regarding How God has been my Provider.  I read this from my account at FB and was truly amazed.  It is simply God’s response and confirmation of my faith in His greatness and a proof that He is always in control of my life.  I hope whoever comes across this will be blessed and encouraged to trust in Him alone.  If He is my provider….He is definitely YOURS too.  God Bless to you all!

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