8The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:8 Amplified)
It is My money, says the Lord. All of it. You act as if it is yours to control, monitor and make decisions about. But this is not so. Leave it to Me. I decide how it will be put to use. I make sure you will have enough.
I enable the crops to grow and I enable the harvest. There is none who can have unless I ordain it. Everything on earth and even in the entire universe is mine. You have not made the money; I have enabled you to earn it. I enable you to have a job for the time periods I ordain because I know you need income. I enable retirement plans to grow – or not.
So much time, yes, so much time is spent attempting to figure out the perfect formula in order to guarantee you will have enough money to take care of your needs until your physical death. But I AM the only One who really knows. I AM the only One who knows the date and the hour and the manner of your passing from now into eternity. I AM the only One who knows how the investments will perform. I know what disasters are to come, their negative impact and their positive. I know your needs and how much you will need.
It is all certainty to Me. I do not deal in probabilities or projections; there is simply certainty because I alone know the beginning, the end and everything in between. Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you deep and unsearchable things you do not know.
It is a promise! But do not come to Me seeking prognostication of what the real estate or stock markets will do. Do NOT ask if you can gamble and win! Surely I know. But you disregard and disrespect Me when you do not come seeking the greater Wisdom, the true gold that I AM and that My Way represents. I AM the true wealth. When you place your trust in Me alone and walk out My will, I AM all that you need. I will not fail you.
In Me all things were created, live, move and have their being. It is not so for you. You are not God and yet I love you with an everlasting love and draw you to Myself with never-ending loving kindness. My Way is infinite and eternal and goes far beyond the use for the money you seek.
Therefore seek no more after money. Seek after Me and I will make sure you have enough. It is My role as your Lord.
Surely My way of providing for you frequently will be through work. Work is not bad. I created you for good work. It is the adversary who lies to you and tells you that leisure and fleshly pleasure are what you should seek above all else. Most men and women will have to work in order to earn enough to pay for the costs of living which they face. If I didn’t want it to be so, then it wouldn’t be so.
But just as surely, money is merely a tool to facilitate your existence in this foreign land you currently consider home. It is of no use to you the moment I call you from here back to the greater reality of heaven – Your true eternal home with Me. Here you are on assignment. Here is temporary. With Me is forever.
Therefore do not waste Your time chasing money. Do the work I have set before you and let Me enable it to bring what you need. Do the work because it is the work I have provided, not because you think it will earn you the most. Making the most is not the goal. It leads to nothing. Searching for ever more money is like the ongoing scaling of a mountain because it is said the greatest treasure is on the top only once you reach the summit to find a sheer cliff on the other side and no footing upon which to stand (and so defeated you fall).
I AM your Rock. I AM your security. I AM your purpose. I AM your Provider.
It is NOT wrong to have money; it is the attitude with which you handle it. Money is not your answer. I AM. You are to be prudent; you are to be diligent; you are to seek My will with every bit of what you have and do it.
Seek My kingdom first and all the that you need in every other regard will be provided. Trust in Me over your bank account. You will have enough. It is a promise. Only I know what “enough” is. Only I know where and how you are to allocate each dollar to ensure you have enough. Listen for My voice. Walk out My will. Steward every dollar I provide only as I lead and You will be freed from worry to walk in My joy and My peace now and forever.
Never forget. Everything is mine; only I know its true purpose. I desire to use the world’s assets, which I have created, for My good purposes. I know what the “good” is. Seek Me, obey and rejoice.
humbly written out as “heard” on October 24th and 25th, 2011 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2011
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Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist. She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way.
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