If I haven’t said it clearly yet, let me say it now. I am a Christian. I love Jesus.
So it dismays me to see our country place so much trust in money. Certainly, money is useful. You need some to get by. And since money is a part of life, we ought to use our money wisely and be good stewards of the resources we’ve been given.
But we ought not put so much faith in money. By doing so, we become like the foolish man who built his house upon the sand. We think our money makes us strong–even invincible–but everything could be washed away in a moment.
There is only one rock worth building on: Jesus.
I’ve learned this lesson well since quitting my job. I can’t trust in a paycheck any more. My pay goes up; it goes down. But in all things I trust God to provide. And let me tell you… He is able!
One time, I had no money left. So I laid in bed and prayed. I told God I had reached the end of myself and that I needed him to provide. Guess what? Next morning God sent a client to me. What I could never do, God did overnight while I was sleeping.
Money is a weak substitute for the power of God. And yet based on what I see, America has replaced the motto “In God we trust” with “In Money we trust.” The capital “M” is on purpose. Money has become an idol.
I don’t write this with any condemnation. It was only recently that God revealed that money had become an idol to me. He is teaching me how to let go and trust Him. Will you join me on this journey?