1 Cor 4:1-3 Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy.
In this lesson you will learn
- How God and I turned an $860 loan into a $3,180 profit using this principle.
- God makes us managers of His property.
- We are to be faithful with these resources.
- To be found faithful means to manage what we have been given in the most efficient way.
This is how these 4 sessions have made a difference in my life thus far.
How God And I Turned An $860 Loan Into A $3,180 Profit
Beginning with a need to pass on to my children godly principles of money I opened myself up to what God would teach me through these lessons on money. Consequently, I have been thinking more about where my money goes.
About 6 months ago I began praying with Bob Morey about finding a source for an ingredient for his Breathe Easy formula that was no longer available. One day I notice the money I had in my savings account was getting a pathetic 0.25% interest. It was just sitting there doing nothing as an emergency fund. In contrast to that I thought of what it could do if I put some of it in the hands of someone like Bob who has shown himself faithful, diligent, on a mission with a lot of things I seek to do in the name of Jesus and the Gospel.
I contacted him about a week ago to ask “how much would it take to get that ingredient?” He told me he has to by in bulk so it would be around $1000. I told him I had been thinking about giving him that amount if it meant…
- getting this product back on the shelf to benefit others
- creating an additional revenue stream for him
- getting a good product back to me (a little selfishness here)
We briefly discussed this. He then did some further research to find a source. To his surprise, the product was once again available. The exact amount needed was $860. We wrote down our expectations of each other in a simple agreement and then I advanced the resources to him to make the purchase and restart production. In return he will supply me on an as need bases over the next 2-3 years. In effect, I’m lending him the money to meet a need he has. I felt very good about all this. I believed God was behind it.
Then, would you believe, during this time my boss came to me to say that “the company was going to give me an UNEXPECTED 2% raise for working weekends and evenings!”
So, this act of faith and consideration of the Biblical financial principles I am reviewing led me to free $860 of stagnate resources that God had entrusted to me. I redirected them to be more in line with God’s purposes and now anticipate an increase in the amount of $3,180+ by the time Bob returns back to me the last bag of Breathe Easy! In addition to this, we must not forget all the additional benefits Bob, his patience, and his ministry will receive.
I hope you can see it is worth looking into what the Bible has to teach us about money. The laws God has created in the universe regarding finances apply as much as the laws regarding gravity do. We either benefit by obeying them or we get hurt by ignoring them.
If you are applying these principles, be sure to leave your story in the comments below.
Oh, and one more thing I believe God brought across my desk. Did you know 140 million Americans are entitled to $125 payment? That is about half of America. I qualified. My wife qualified. My three adult children unfortunately do not. If you would like to learn more about this, let me know.