So, Where Do I Begin?

posted Aug 2, 2013, 6:56 AM by Willie T. Butler   [ updated Aug 2, 2013, 8:13 AM ]
(Originally Published | August 31, 2010)

If you were suddenly given $10,000 and told you had twenty-four hours in which to spend it, what would you do with it?   Would you seek advice from anyone else or do you already know what you would do with this money?   More importantly, would seeking to know God’s will for this windfall even come into play?

My unscientific survey suggests that most beneficiaries of a $10,000 windfall would find some way to invest in themselves first and foremost.   And, as for whether God should have any say in the matter, I believe the majority would respond with an emphatic No!

The world’s economic system of promoting greed as good and encouraging each person to get their's first using any means necessary have had a hugely adverse effect on remembering that our true source for all things is God.   Psalm 24:1 says “The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof; the world and all that dwell therein.”   And, in Matthew 6:33, Jesus exhorts us to “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all other things will be added to us.”    Is it possible that together these verses represent God’s way of saying I want to be an integral part of your day-to-day life?

Since, according to Scripture, we were made for His good pleasure—which includes having personal and intimate fellowship with Him—should our decision-making process mirror what the world does?   Or, as believers, are we actually called to a different earthly station as His stewards?