By Matt Dawson
Why We Fail the TEST
Last Sunday, we spent a great deal of time studying the scripture about the SYSTEM of Investing and Consuming that we see in scripture when it comes to money (resources). We looked at a time when God challenged His people to “test Him” and see that if they just followed this system of Tithing, Offerings, and First Fruits – that God would open up the heavens of BLESSING on them.
We defined a Blessed Life with these two words from scripture – Enough and Plenty!
God desires for us to experience our lives in the fullness of ENOUGH (that God provides our every need) and PLENTY TO SHARE (that God gives us more than enough to give & support those around us).
So the question we’ve been asking all week is “Why do we NOT TEST GOD in the area of Money?”
The answer is that MONEY is the TEST of our HEARTS. Money is such a personal thing to every person – it has power to sway our emotional state more than any other thing in our worlds. What we do with our most valuable resources is a TEST of where our HEARTS are fixed and focused.
Jesus said it this way:
Matthew 6:19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
So why do so many of us (Christians) FAIL THE TEST of Money?
Join us this Sunday as we continue our series and discuss the three major areas that FEAR drives us concerning our ability to PASS THE TEST of Money.
If you’ve ever had this conversation with a friend or family member that doesn’t understand the system that God created around finances – INVITE THEM TO JOIN YOU at 9am and 11am in Huntersville and 11am in our Denver Location.
See you Sunday!