RESET: My Finances
Rev. Todd D. Cullen
January 26, 2020
Isaiah 43:18-19, 1 Chronicles 29:11; Malachi 3:6-10
A reset in our finances requires a reset in the way we think about finance.
Money Mindset # 1 - Ownership The Money Principle - God owns it all.
1 Chronicles 29:11
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.
The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein
The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lordof hosts.
You shall remember the Lordyour God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
The Money Move - Move from “It’s MINE” to “It’s God’s” in my thinking.
Money Mindset # 2 - Stewardship The Money Principle - God trusts us to steward it all for Him.
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.
The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
1 Peter 4:10
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.
The Money Move - Move from “For Me” to “For God” in my money management.
Money Mindset # 3 - Giving The Money Principle - God blesses our generous giving.
For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lordof hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lordof hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour downfor you a blessing until there is no more need.
But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Generous Giving Progression
Give A Tithe (10%)
Everyone CAN do something.
This type of giving is the beginning of obedience.
No specific promises from God.
Give A Tithe
Every Christ-follower SHOULD give a tithe.
This type of giving is full obedience.
God promises to take care of all of your needs.
All Christ-followers SHOULD be open to giving beyond a tithe.
This type of giving is beyond full obedience.
God promises abundant blessings.
The Money Move - Move from selfish to generous giving.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Follow, Obey & Trust
A reset of our finances includes following God’s principles and obeying God’s commands then trusting God with the results!