Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
January 29, 2013
Power to Become Rich
"Always remember that it is the Lord your God who gives you power to become rich, and He does it to fulfill His promise to your ancestors" (Deuteronomy 8:18).
A Christian woman whom I knew, worth many millions of dollars, panicked when the stock market dropped and she lost almost one million dollars. Even though she had tens of millions in reserve, she was filled with apprehension and fear that she would die a pauper. She had never discovered the adventure and freedom of "giving and receiving" in a trust relationship with God.
Conversely, a businessman called me long distance a short time later to tell me how excited he was over the way God was blessing his new business venture. He had decided to give all the profits - potentially millions - toward helping to reach the world for Christ.
"I am sending $50,000 for Here's Life in Asia," he said. "And there will be much more later. I don't want to invest in buildings. I want to invest this money where it will be used immediately to win and disciple people for Christ."
The principle is the same, whether you have $100 or $1 million. Ask God to tell you what to do toward helping to fulfill the Great Commission. Second, look for a worthy, proven project that you can support monthly, if only modestly, in addition to your commitment to your local church.
As your faith in God's love and trustworthiness grows, prayerfully make a faith promise pledge that is greater than you are capable of fulfilling with your present income.
Bible Reading: Malachi 3:7-12
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: I will ask God today to help me trust Him to give - by faith - more than I can possibly afford to give toward his work, with the certainty that He will supply all my needs and enable me to meet my faith promise pledge supernaturally.