Many of us claim to believe:
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
But our actions reveal:
“Money is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
When we have a need, we tailor our expectations to our financial resources and the markets, continually subjecting ourselves to unnecessary tyranny. Money is a wicked god.
How about practically sidestepping what is humanly and financially possible and stepping into what is divinely possible? After all, we claim “the Lord God is my strength” which in layman terms, means I am limited by what God cannot do, not what my money, the markets or healthcare system can provide.
It helps to remember that in the beginning was not money, in the beginning was the word who is God, without whom nothing was made. Apart from the many evils its pursuit creates, many things are impossible with money but with God all things are possible. It is possible to unlearn dependence on money by learning to depend on God so that when you have a need, you do not think money, you think God, His word and faith.
This is good news for the rich and the poor. Christ delivers from the tyranny of money, the markets and the world system into God’s kingdom, our original estate, a dimension of infinite creativity and total freedom where nothing is impossible.
Jesus functioned in that dimension by producing better wine at a wedding and feeding thousands of people at a conference without taking an offering, organizing a fundraising campaign or consulting His fraudulent CFO. He quietly deployed the same power that created and clothes flowers.
If this seems far out, we had better wake up and get busy because this is the dimension Christ redeemed us and expects us to walk in. It is the dimension the world needs to be delivered into, from the tyranny of money and the markets.