“‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts.” This Scripture coupled with, “The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.” ~ show distinctly that God controls money. When He gives it to you, there is absolutely nothing negative in that gift or action ~ it is to bring you joy. But money itself is not the center or the source of your joy.
This is the mastery of God, and it determines how much wealth He’s going to give to someone. Only He can give you the wealth that will make you truly rich, happy, and content in fulfilling His promise that, “godliness with contentment is great gain.” Think of the billions of people on planet earth ~ this promise is made to every one! But there are some characteristics I have seen that God requires for each person to have this great wealth. Some of these may shock you.
Just as rain falls on the just and the unjust, so does God’s distribution of wealth ~ God is very neutral. Yet in the making of connections concerning His favor, He is very biased. When you enter into the spotlight of His favor, it also means that He tests you constantly to see how you handle great wealth. Remember the Scripture, “You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.” God tests us exactly to see how we will respond.
A while ago I had a dream, and the Lord told me specifically to make a small investment. When I made the investment of my family’s finances, it put us in a precarious position. But I stayed consistent with what the Lord told me to do. Suddenly, the small investment skyrocketed up. It was something small I had to be faithful in.
Many times people have told me that words from God pertaining to something small really don’t matter. After years of experience, I can say this is the reason most poor people remain poor. What makes it even worse, is that satan also knows about this way of God. Satan purposely attacks with fiery darts that are totally blown out of proportion so that you will ignore a small thing that God asks you to do.
For example, say the Lord tells you to buy your boss a cup of coffee. Satan whispers and says, “He makes more money than you, so you should give it to a needy person”. Then he tells you to spend the money, that God told you to use, on something else. You may think it is just a little thing, but it is actually determining your financial future. This is why the word of God says, “Obedience is better than sacrifice”. Obedience to the word of God leads to great wealth.
I’ve had great finances pass through my hands, and yes, it does feel good. But it is not my source of joy. The source of joy that warms my heart is knowing I have obeyed what God has told me to do. Make obedience, especially to the little things, your top priority every day. In Hebrews 3 we read, “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion”. Each day we must obey the little instructions God gives us. This is the source of great wealth, and how God releases His money.
God wants you to be physically rich ~ but He also needs you to be able to handle it. It’s God’s way of testing you to see if you will listen to His little instructions and obey. If you will just do this every day, you will soon discover that it is the center of your joy!x