Financial Freedom—God’s Promise
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: "He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever." Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. —2 Corinthians 9:8-11 NKJV
This is an incredible promise of financial freedom! Why are very few Christians experiencing it?
I believe it is because we think that a revelation of giving alone will bring us financial freedom.
However, the whole counsel of God includes stewardship over 100% of what God has entrusted to us. This includes having a storehouse so that God can command a blessing on it!
The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand… —Deuteronomy 28:8 NKJV
It also means having a family financial plan. If we fail to plan, then we are planning to fail!
If we are to see the abundance God speaks of in 2 Corinthians 9, then we must embrace the disciplines of stewardship. God can’t bless what we need; He can only bless what we have.
If the only revelation we have is that we should give, then we will consider the storehouse principle to be self-centered—a poverty mentality.
And if we believe that any surplus God gives us should be given back to Him, then we are denying God’s storehouse principle. This is also a poverty mentality because we don’t believe God has enough for us to give and to save.
As we embrace stewardship and giving, God has more than enough for us to live in financial freedom. It’s His Promise!
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