Healing the Past
Building Kingdom Wealth is an introduction to our upcoming series on Kingdom Finance. Many Believers have complained to me over the years about finances, and these new articles are a response to those cries for help.
Before I became a Christian, I was a businessman—a very successful one at that. When I became a Believer, I had no idea of the devastation that finance played in the Body of Christ. Most, if not all, were living far below where their God-given talents and abilities could take them, and while money management was a huge part of that issue, a broken past was most often buried deep beneath the surface.
What is Standing in My Way?
At one time or another, we have all been hurt, bitter, resentful, and angry. Those hurts in our heart plant seeds of bitterness that will eventually impact multiple areas of our lives.
“A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.”—Matthew 7:18
Recently, Curt Landry Ministries began an online prayer ministry where people can make an appointment with our prayer warriors and receive healing in all areas of their lives.
It is our honor to pray and walk alongside many people as they begin the steps to heal from pain and hurt in their past.
Our prayer pastor, Patty Merritt, and I, have discussed some of the deeper pain points that many people share when they come to her seeking counsel. Does it surprise you that some of the greatest concerns for most people today are regarding their finances?
However, as people meet with our prayer pastor to discuss financial struggles, they begin by disclosing issues of the heart: unforgiveness, doubt, anger, bitterness, and so on. I’ve known for quite some time that a series on financial stewardship was needed. However, what caught my attention in my conversation with Patty was that financial struggles were only a small portion of an even bigger issue.
It All Starts with YOU!
I want to stop right here and tell you something very difficult to hear. If you want change, YOU must hold yourself accountable for the results. While we are so happy to spend time in prayer with you, at the end of each one of these sessions Patty will challenge you… just like I’m challenging you today.
Bitterroots in our lives are toxic waste dumps, where we have allowed a lie from Satan to infiltrate our hearts and minds. When those remain, over time we begin to doubt and even curse God. Wrong attitudes of the heart, where we had chosen to neglect the promises given to us in the Word of God, hinder the way in which we can receive blessings from Him throughout the rest of our life.
HEALING COMES WHEN WE FIRST GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM!
There are three parts to the initial stages of a break through…
- You must confess there is an issue
- You must ask for help and support
- You must apply the advice and wisdom given
The first two steps are the easiest to take. The third step takes time and effort. What we have experienced is that many people understand that there is brokenness and pain in areas of their lives. They ask for prayer, direction, and instruction. However, where the process begins to breakdown is when they begin to apply the instruction to their lives. If we refuse to follow the instruction all the way through, the breakthrough will not and cannot happen.
What is in the Kingdom Finance Series?
In this series, you can look forward to Unlocking Your Godly Inheritance. In it, we will begin to deal with the key pain points we have witnessed when it comes to giving.
In revealing the mysteries of a covenant-keeping God, we will begin to unpack the truth of who we are as children of the Most High God. Join us as we stand on biblical promises of hope and a future.
Next, we will cover the Jewish roots of financial giving, where we will cover ancient mysteries behind tithing, firstfruits, feast offerings, and alms. We will also touch on that age-old question… Why do bad things happen to good people?
Finally, we will end our series with practical applications of biblical finance for the modern-day Believer.
What is Kingdom Wealth?
Though many seek counsel regarding finances, Kingdom Wealth encompasses more than the balance in your bank account. Unbalanced areas of our lives like finances or health often reflect deeper heart issues that rob you of the promises of Yeshua.
What Kingdom Wealth really is, is resting in God’s promises, trusting His sovereign rule, choosing contentment in areas that have yet to be restored, and being patient to walk in the obedience of God’s perfect timing.
Because God is in the business of transforming our minds and hearts to be more like His Son, Yeshua, we must seek His will in the areas where the enemy has attempted to rob us of God’s true joy. Then we will experience the breakthrough to a peace that passes all understanding—the kind that only God can provide.
Please make sure to check back with us throughout the week as we continue this very important series on Kingdom Finance.