The God we serve is so full of mercy, grace and love. He is there for us in times of plenty and times of need – through feast and famine. I had lunch the other day with a good friend of mine who is going through a difficult struggle. Prayer is neccessary during these times of heartache, but motion is nearly as important.
I am reminded of a scene from the movie Facing the Giants. Coach Taylor is considering quitting. He feels he has done everything he can for his school’s football team and that he has failed. His team seems destined to lose every game. The parents are upset with him. He is on the verge of losing his job. He is at the end of himself. Then a janitor named Mr. Bridges walks into his office and provides a glimmer of hope with a passage from Revelation 3:7-8: “What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name” (niv).
Mr. Bridges then tells Coach Taylor a powerful story about two farmers who were in a drought. Both desperately needed rain and prayed for it. But only one of them went out and prepared his field for rain. He then asks a revealing question, “Which one do you think trusted God to send the rain?”
Your financial life is the same way. You can sit around and wait for God to do something, or you can take the necessary steps needed to prepare your financial life for God to work. He cannot bless savings or investments you never make. Go and prepare your life for financial stability, take steps, and He will direct your path. The first step is preparing for Him to work!