I trust this post meets you well in Jesus Name.
I understand this is a very ‘touchy’ subject and I will try to be as simple as possible. In mummy Adejumo’s words, life is governed by principles not miracles. Therefore, there are principles that govern finance and these are what the enemy is out to attack in different forms via different voices so we must be guided accordingly and pay attention. We must know that all these ill messages about kingdom finance are out to weaken our faith and make us disbelief God as the rewarder (Hebrews 11:6).
Let’s examine a few lessons from the proverbs 31 woman, the sixteenth verse of proverbs 31 says ‘She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.’ – Proverbs 31:16 NIV
The bible points out the fact that out of her earnings (referred to as fruits in some version) she plants (invests). This paints to me that she understands that in every fruit, there is a seed. You cannot operate in the frequency of God if you eat all that comes to you. Your tithe is part of that seed, it should not be eaten with the rest of your income. Your tithe is at least 10% (there is no maximum) that goes to God from all your income. Our tithe should be a sacred un-debatable part of our income that goes to God. And let me say that it is not a old testament ‘thing’. It is a kingdom finance principle.
Another perspective of seed I saw from the proverbs 31 woman is that she sets asides a part of her income to invest. She uses a part of her present income to generate future income. Her money decisions were not all based on the now. She is futuristic. When you base your money decisions on the now:
- you will spend on mundane things only;
- you will be an impulse buyer; and
- you will find yourself going for wants rather than needs.
The proverbs 31 woman understood that all things might be permissible but not all things are beneficial (1Corithians6:12).
Sis, my charge this week might be hard to swallow but I consider it expedient. Let us be deliberate about our money choices. Money represents the processed form of our labour, sweat, time, energy, skill or talent. Most of the Saviour’s Parables were money (finance) related. Jesus cares and pays attention to these things.
Let us pray:
Holy Spirit, please teach me to create wealth, multiply and preserve it. As a tither, I decree that the devourer is rebuked for my sake and blessings flow to me so much that I will not have enough room to contain it. No longer will I make wrong decisions regarding my finance or be moved by mundane things. It’s a new dawn for me! Thank you Jesus.
Loads of love,