Proverbs 20:5 (NIV) The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.
Goals bring intentionally to our future, improve our focus & inspire our faith.
God’s desire for our finances:
1. Our trust in him. Matthew 6:19-24
2. Our needs met. Philippians 4:19 (NIV) My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
3. We would live generously
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (NIV) 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written: "He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever." 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
Positioned for plenty:
1. Yield the First-Fruits
Proverbs 3:9 (NIV) Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops.
Matthew 23:23, Luke 20:25, Malachi 3:8-12
2. Steward well
1. Take inventory
2. Set aside 20%
3. Set a budget
4. Set boundaries
Proverbs 22:7 (NIV) The borrower is servant to the lender.
Deuteronomy 8:18 (NIV)Remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth,
4. Make generosity your life goal
“The goal of Christ followers is not to accumulate wealth but to delegate blessing.”