CAC LIVING WATER DEVOTIONAL FOR FEBRUARY 18, 2022 : TOPIC – THE SECRET OF FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE (4)
CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
DATE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2022
THE SECRET OF FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE (4)
READ: PROVERBS 6 : 9-11
MEMORISE: Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds (Proverbs 27 : 23)
As we continue in this series on how to be financially independent, God’s way, the first key to discuss here today is To Time Management. “Time is money,’ is an age-long saying. If you mishandle it, you suffer for it. If you manage it well, you enjoy the benefits. Our lives count moment by moment. Anyone who wastes his own time, wastes his own life and blessings. The rich and the poor have the same 24 hours in a day. What makes the difference between them is how they make use of their different times (cf. Prov. 22:7). It is high time we started selling things or rendering services that can be rightly exchanged for money, or any form of legal tender, and thus requires doing them in the time- Time investment. Anything you allow to rub you of your precious time will eventually render you poor and useless (Prov. 20:13; 24:33-34). You cannot save time. You can only invest it. Managing your time starts with managing yourself. You start managing yourself, if you know the right thing to do at the right time. Time is like a bird that is always on the move. Learn to use every moment (Prov. 6:9-11; Eph. 5:16).
Having know how to manage time, you need to know how to manage your money well. It is one thing to make money; it is another thing, entirely to know how to manage the money properly. You cannot multiply money, if you don’t Know how to manage it. If you cannot manage your money when it is little, forget about managing it well when you are relatively well to do (cf. Lk. 16:10). To manage your money well, you need to differentiate between the capital and the profit, and between your needs and wants. Never you spend your capital; do that with your profits. Likewise, not everything you want is actually needed (cf. Prov. 14:12; Phil. 4:19).
Above all, you must become a good manager of your own money by not allowing it to become your wicked master. It shouldn’t be allowed to dominate you. Please, also kick against the notion, “The more your earnings, the more your expenses” (Eccl. 5:11). Be wise!.
1. Father, help me to be a good manager of my time and myself.
2. Father, give me the capacity to make, manage and multiply godly money without stress.
3. Pray that God should help so many of our civil servants who do frivolous and self-centered things during office hours, at the expense of the jobs they are being paid for.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: NUMBERS 14 – 15