Matthew 6:24

24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Happy Friday and good morning! I had the pleasure of speaking to an all girls catholic school, Assumption High School, this morning. It was encouraging seeing a group of young ladies get up and hear the word of God. I can barely get up for a plate of bacon and I love bacon. Nevertheless, lets hop into our verse of the day!

Money money money. This is actually ironic because I got paid today. Money is something we all have to deal with. Whether it is buying Chick-fil-a or paying the water bill, money is a part of our life in some way or another. One thing this verse is reminding us of is, we need to be make sure money doesn’t become an idol.

Money became an idol for me when I graduated college about a year and a half ago. I just started my first job and things were tight. Therefore, every penny I had was spent on me and if someone borrowed even a quarter from me, I had better get it back. Money began to take over my thoughts, “How can I make more? Who owes me money?” These aren’t bad thoughts, but I am telling you it was consuming me and my relationships.

One thing we need to remind ourselves is that anything we have isn’t ours. It’s Gods. Our money is no exception. Money is a weird subject, but frankly I love it. I was a finance major in college and studied for my series 7 afterwards. Money is temporary. Everything we have is temporary, except Jesus. Don’t let instagram and twitter fool you. Money might bring a smile to your face or make you look like you have your life together, but I promise Jesus will bring a lot more to the table.

Jesus says, “I know you don’t have your life together, that is why I am here. To seek the lost and show them life. Let Me bring a smile to your face by telling you who I am and who YOU are. A child of God.”

Is money an idol in my life?

Have I given my finances over to God?

Dear Lord, thank you for this reminder of what to put our hope in. I pray we begin to worry less about money and more about life with you. Help everyone reading this to feel your presence and love upon them. Amen.

Have a great weekend!

C. Lyman

**Please comment with any suggestions you have for my writing. I am always looking to make it more appealing and enjoyable for you all! Maybe you want the devotions to be longer/shorter, more detail, etc. I love hearing from you in the comments. Thanks for reading.

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