Have you been hurt by the church scamming you for money? You are not alone. But that should not be a reason to be turned off. That is exactly what Satan wants you to do; to react and not act as God has promised.
Many people are very skeptical of churches. They think all they talk about is money.
Preachers have abused, manipulated and hurt people with money messages based on greed and manipulation.
But at the same time, churches need to talk about money for many reasons:
1. Many church people have real financial struggles. We see it on the altars, the many prayer requests asking for God to help with money and the fact that many marriages end in divorce for the reason of money.
2. Many people’s financial problems are due to poor financial stewardship. There is a real problem of a seed eating mentality.
3. We all spend over 40 hrs. each week working for money. Money is not evil. It is a weapon and a means of making a difference. The love of money is the root of all evils…not money itself.
Don’t put this message off. Let God use it to heal you. Let God be true and every man a liar!
Have you ever counted, on paper, your blessings?
"When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done." (Public Domain)
Stop right now and give thanks to God for some blessing and trial.