Everyone knows the slogan on our money, "In God We Trust" right? Is it God that we trust or do we trust our money more? Every day we are tested on this. When we have all the money we think we need, do we forget our need for God? When we don't have enough money, do we remember to trust God to meet our needs? It really is a fine line isn't it? Maybe that's why it's printed on our money. To remind us to trust God and God alone.
Money is good to have, we do need it in this world. But sometimes we mistake the difference between our needs and our wants. I know that I am guilty but I have learned by not always having a lot of money how to draw a line between the two. Learning to be content whether we have a lot or very little is the key. The first thing to do is learn what your priorities should be, versus what they might be. God should always be number one. A lot of us have a problem with that concept and until we truly understand what that means, we will never be able to put Him first. To me it means giving Him the glory for everything. It means making sure that anything we do is in line with His will and not our own. If we are not sure whether something is a part of His will, we need to pray about it and then wait on Him before we make the decision. If you are married, your spouse is next in line followed by your children. Anyone else in your life will come next and you will always be last. That simply means to put the needs of others first before yourself. That is a part of God's will and when you do that, He will bless you and make sure that your needs are met, I guarantee you. It's not about money with God. Some things do not have a price tag such as peace, knowledge and wisdom. These things come with obeying and trusting God. So when you think about the slogan on our money, meditate on these words. "For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can be compared with it." Proverbs 8:11