Friday, December 10, 2010

Advent Conspiracy Devotional: Friday, December 10th

Scripture: 2 Chronicles 34:11
They also gave money to the carpenters and builders to purchase dressed stone, and timber for joists and beams for the buildings that the kings of Judah had allowed to fall into ruin.

Reflection: Do we serve money or does the money that we have been made stewards of serve us?  Do the ways we use money point to and glorify God or glorify something else. 

            When we use the gifts, abilities and resources that we have been given to glorify God and to point to God, so that others may have an encounter with God and enter into a relationship with him, God always blesses that endeavor.

            We are given what we have to use it, but not simply to use it as we see fit.  But, rather to use it to serve and glorify God.  When we do that, we are working according to God’s plan and working within God’s plan for our lives is always the best plan for us and for those around us.  The best gift we can give those we love is not bought with money – but it is simply to use all that we have been given in service to God. 

Question: When, and in what situations, are you tempted to ‘serve the money’?

What are some ways that you can use the resources, gifts and abilities you have been given to bless others and glorify God?

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