In the beginning I never noticed a clear cut change…I started mentioning that, money is good to have, it is good to have no worries when paying bill or, travel, or different treatments for elder family members. I started learning that when it is your health we talk about, you should choose the best doctor, not ” a doctor”… You have to pay more but go to the best, just like you do in other cases, like.. .looking for a private coach, teacher etc….Many friends were saying how they went to a well known specialist, after having been to many others, and finally they resolved the problem they had. So, why waste time and money for the average doctor, when our health should be on the first place?
I was in a church one day when some visiting Christians from USA, looking so happy, rich, and content were declaring that Jesus promised all of us to get what we ask for, and we should ask for abundance, not merely satisfying our basic needs! No need of being so undemanding. Being Christian, does not mean being poor! You ask and receive! And as a Christian when you get more you will respond by giving more to others! Why not being a rich Christian, who witnesses his success and gives thanks to the Lord for that?? Nothing wrong with that. Having money is always associated with some negative side of character. It doesn’t have to be like that. Think how much more you could do for others, if you had more yourself!
Isn’t that a revelation? I grew up with the idea that money is not everything and it is not everything, but it is important. I believe most of believers still think, that somehow Christians should not strive to get more abundance…and I don’t believe that any longer.