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A lot of us in our early years with Christ find that we are self centred instead of being God centred. We do not allow certain parts of Christ into our relationship because it does not fit into our everyday life. We have to learn to re-align our thoughts and meditate on what it is that is controlling our everyday living and decide what is more important, God, or whatever it is that is that is slowing our journey with him.

It could be that our God is “Money” because we want the latest technology, holiday’s, latest trends in fashion etc. We have this fear built into us that keeps telling us that we must make as much money as possible in the shortest time possible so that we can then relax and enjoy it’s rewards.

Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil. This was once said by the novelist “Henry Fielding” but you only have to look at the scriptures where you will find dozens of mentions about money.

1 Timothy 6:7-10  For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many grieves.

Money used to be my God, but thankfully through Christ, I have now realised that it was not making me happy as I thought it would, but obsessive and blinkered. I now think very carefully about what I need in my life and say to myself, "What would Jesus do?"

The best way to think, is the way God thinks.

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Comment by janet walker on December 31, 2011 at 7:28am

Bill,

I know where you are coming from and money used to be my God also, and at times this "god", money will stick its head up and glare at me.  I have to ask God to help me stare it down and declare the Lord's prayer in that He will provide for our daily bread.  As I have been proclaiming this statement, He does just that and He sees that I have my daily needs.  The Lord knows that i am not a money manager, that was not one of my gifts from Him.  So I live on faith that my needs will be met and God has always come through.  I still have debts, I still owe bills, I still need money to live (we all do) but I go through each day knowing that God has taken that worry from me and I can truly worship Him and He is my only God, not money.  It is a freedom I cherish and from this freedom comes part of the peace that only God can give.

Thank you for writing this blog and in it i also hope others read that it is not a natural process but a learning process,we have to learn and practice turning to God and building our faith.

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