Since we have been working on handling time and money God’s way, knowing His thoughts on these matters is going to be very useful to you as well.
The only real way to find out what God thinks it about anything is to search the Scriptures because this is the place He actually reveals Himself.
God’s thoughts about anything are always perfect. He did not have a difficult childhood, does not have a mate who overspends, does not think that He is lacking or not enough in any area. None of His thoughts are skewed about anything.
And God has a lot to say about time and money–as though He knew we might need a little help!
Here are four predominant thoughts that God holds regarding time and money.
1.God thinks that He is the creator of time and money.
He clearly states this in John 1:3, ” All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.”
2.God thinks that we need to be wise in order to handle time and money well.
The psalmist in Psalm 90:12 cries out to God, “Teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”
It matters what we do with the days given to us. To be responsible with our days–be good stewards–we must use time wisely, investing it instead of wasting it. There are many Scriptural references for this one, but I will only give you four to chew on: Proverbs 31:17-18; James 4:13-15; Proverbs 6:6-11; Ephesians 5:15
Jesus Himself tells us the importance of being wise with our money in Luke 16:11, “And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?”
Good stewardship of money includes having no “bad” debt (Romans 13:8), being generous (Luke 6:38 and Deuteronomy 16:17), investing (Proverbs 22:3) and giving back to God Himself (Proverbs 3:9-10)
Financial wisdom brings financial security; Proverbs 21:20 says, ” The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.”
3.God thinks that contentment is good.
When we fail to see His provision in our time and money, we grow increasingly frustrated and begin to resent the fact that we don’t have as much as we think we need. This is, of course, a perception issue, but it matters greatly in the eyes of God. Hebrews 13:5 spells it out: ” Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.”
Contentment has to reach all the way down to your things (money) and the 24 hours you are given each day (Matthew 6:34).
Thankfulness is such a vital key in this area; it keeps us from want and causes us to function out of a place of “enough” rather than “not enough”.
- God thinks that words matter.
If you ever do an exhaustive study on the over one hundred scriptural references to the power of our words, you will find that they affect literally every single area of our lives.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” (Proverbs 18:22)
We indeed create lack or plenty with our words. And this truly brings us back to the beginning of this chapter, doesn’t it?
- Thoughts create words.
- Words create actions.And you are welcome to join my closed facebook group where we dig in deep and find the joy of reclaiming our finances and time.
- Actions create habits.
- Habits create our destiny.
And you are welcome to join my closed facebook group where we dig in deep and find the joy of reclaiming our finances and time.