Lord, help me to know that money is not the answer to my problems, but that You are what I really need. You know how much financial blessing I can handle and stay on fire for You. Don’t give me more than I can handle, unless it is to test me for a short season. Teach me to be desperate for You, to love You more than all that money can buy. Show me how to stay humble no matter what my circumstances, so that You can finance Your kingdom through me as You desire. Teach me to adapt my lifestyle to Your will for me, not just to my current financial state. I want You to be able to trust me to pass on wealth, and not just enlarge my lust to spend everything I receive. In Jesus’ name I ask it, Amen.
This is an interview with WL Laney from American Hope Radio Network.
Lord, I believe that You are both able and willing to provide for me. You are my source of provision, not my job or the people in my life. Though You usually use those sources to provide for me, You are able and will provide when my job, friends and family all fail. I repent for the times when I have put my faith and trust in other sources of help instead of in You. Thank you for revealing my idolatry of trusting in work or savings, or other people before You. You are the God who provided for Your people in the desert with manna, meat, water, shade in the day, and fire by night. You are well able to meet my needs. Show me the part you want me to play in this process, for You said, “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” (I Thes. 3:10) I am willing to work hard, long and in humble circumstances as You desire. Help me to trust You. Teach me to have You as my greatest reward and not to just look for what You will give me. I want to seek Your Kingdom first, and I believe that as I do, You will provide the things I need. I ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.
This book was created to help people to develop spiritual habits and ways of thinking so they would be blessed in their finances. All of us start out a bit (or a lot) twisted in our thinking. We usually don’t realize just how much our wonderful Father God wants to bless us, just like any good earthly father wants to bless his kids. We have not realized that He’s looking for excuses, as it were, to help us. Likewise, we don’t realize that our (often orphan) mentality actually blocks His aid because of the spiritual principles He set up in the beginning (to bless us).
So the book design is to help you change your way of thinking about financial things to more like the way God thinks about them. It’s called renewing of the mind. As this happens, the goal is to have a faith in His desire and ability to provide for you to the point that you end up being a strength to others in hard times, instead of the other way around.