Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Topic: Maximising Family Finance (3)

Dear Reader,

It is a great week! In previous editions, I have taught on money and giving. This week, from God’s Word, I will examine The Significance of Money in the Home.

Money is simply a medium of exchange. It is required to live comfortably on the earth. Even in Bible days, God showed that money was a necessary means of transaction which His people used. The Word of God says: And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron: and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, …four hundred shekels of silver, CURRENT MONEY… (Genesis 23:16). The Bible saints used money to make their purchases.

Looking at a family and what part money plays in its establishment, you will discover that through the wedding, moving in together and rearing children, money is an essential item. It plays a vital role in the upkeep of the family. A poor financial plan leads to poor financial progress in the home; and poor financial progress is the reason for so many with retarded future, spoilt children and corruption. Such vices started taking root at home.

Because money is necessary for progress at home, you must recognise that you need to have good money management methods to build a financial future for yourself and your family members.

You must follow God’s instructions to escape embarrassment. Those who fail to plan according to God’s instructions have planned to fail. Knowing the role money plays in the home should urge you to seek out God’s plan for establishing a financial future, where your purse will never run dry and embarrassment will be far from you. Many problems in the home may not necessarily require more prayer to God for money, but more wisdom in handling money.

God’s Word says: Every house is builded by some man… (Hebrews 3:4) and every wise woman buildeth her house (Proverbs 14:1). As you are building your home, you need to sit down and plan financially.

In a family, both husband and wife who are the builders need to sit down and count the cost of building a home. The Word of God says: For which of you intending TO BUILD …sitteth not down first and counteth THE COST, whether he have SUFFICIENT to finish it?” (Luke 14:28).

To count the cost implies that there should be a certain amount at hand. To venture into building a home or starting a good family life requires faith in God. Anyone that has faith must plan. A fool just carries on and does nothing.

Knowing the importance of money in the home is supposed to stir you up in search of a proper money management technique for your family. Seek out how to wisely handle money, so your home will enjoy the benefits it brings along. The Bible says: …The LOVE of money… (1 Timothy 6:10). That is the root of all evil and not money itself. Money is not to be served, it comes from God. It is only God that should be served. Serving the Lord is the best way to ensure you don’t run short of money in the home.

Without the help of God, all labours are in vain and prayer is your covenant access to heavenly helps.

Money is actually limited in value except it is placed in the hands of God. Money has wings. If you don’t send it on errands, someday it will take up wings and fly away by itself. Those who run after money are running after sorrow. My husband says, “If you run after money you will mourn in life”. Let’s run after God and money will run after us. Whatever comes our way by way of finance, let’s learn to put God first, separating the first fruits of our harvest unto God. Your home shall not lack the peace and joy of Christ in Jesus’ name!

Are you serving the Lord? Have you received Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. If not, why not pray along with me: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom”.

Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.

For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).

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