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Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” (Zechariah 4:10 NLT)

 Money will not and cannot work with you if you do not have anything for money to do. Many of us have an imprint ingrained upon our understanding of money working for us, BUT… Money works WITH us because money takes on
the CHARACTER and PERSONA of the person who it (money) is paired with.

When money is paired with us, money takes on the life we believe to be a reality.

 We challenge you to take a glance of the items you purchased this past week:  Are these items a reflection and extension of who you are, your core values and your personal interests?

 

Hmm…

 Birds of a feather flock together:  

 A. Are you an eagle soaring into unknown regions, stratospheres and time zones?

B. Are you a turkey wallowing in the dust of the Earth?

 

RELATIONSHIP

 You are in relationship with money, whether it be a love or hate relationship.

The question is: Do I love the thought of honoring God through the TIMELY payment of my obligations or do I hate the thought of paying bills?

 On a deeper and more intimate degree of understanding, we realize the ORIGINAL INTENT of everything on the planet Earth was to be an expression of Our Lord and Savior.  Our main concern is really not about money…

BUTwhat the Lord desires for us to do with the money He married to us. 

IDOL WORSHIP

Money will notand cannot work with you if you do not have anything for money to do. ~ MarcusCage

 If money is in your possession and remains IDLE,money will work against you and cause for greater frustration and stress to arise in your midst.  As a parallel to money: If you have four children in your home, and decide not to teach and train them on what needs to be done in the house, what is the outcome of  situation?

 A.  A house out of order

B.  An overworked, frustrated parent

C.  Children who are idle, and prone to get into mischief

D.  All of the above

Answer:  D.  Allof the above

The correct use or ill-use of money is connected to thought. If our thoughts are not trained by the School of the Holy Spirit, then our money may be subject to taking on a life of ITS own.  

 An“IT” is an object that has no life.

 If our thoughts are connected to the wisdom of men (worldly wisdom) the result of this problem is IDOLATRY.  Just as our money has the possibility of take on a life of ITS own, our children (in the natural) entertain this same possibility if we choose to not teach and train them on what needs to be done in the house.  Our thoughts must be preoccupied by Our Father’s business; this is what needs to be done in the House of the Lord.

 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

 EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

In this present day and age, many find themselves using money as a treatment to heal emotional wounds in attempts to make themselves whole. This is not the reason why God paired money with us.

 This is not the purpose of money.

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