As I’ve been in this season of economic repentance and reformation, one thing I am learning is to not ask the Lord for money for what I want/need/desire, but to ask him for that very thing itself.


“Lord, I’d like a water purifier as our water tastes funny.”
Answer:  My roommate found a water filter in a room where the people had left.

“Lord, I’d like to get a light by my bed so I can read.”
Answer:  My roommate mentioned she had an extra light she wasn’t using which I didn’t know about.

“Lord, I’d like one of those double-walled cups so I don’t have condensation run all over.”
Answer:  After I prayed this, I mysteriously found one in the cupboard I hadn’t seen before.

Granted, I don’t believe the Lord is going to answer for my every want.  But He is a good God and at times He likes to spoil His children.

Additionally, if I asked for money and felt like lack of money was the problem, I believe I would fall under the slavery of the spirit of mammon.  Money is not my provider.  Ever.  Only God is.  God may give me money to get what I desire, but it isn’t my god.

If we ever say, “I don’t have enough money to buy…” we’re probably serving the god of mammon.  God is enough for all that we need.  In fact, it says

“He is able to make all grace abound to you so that in all things, at all times, having all that we need, you may abound in every good work” 2 Cor 10:6.

All that we ever need is in Him and anything less may just be idolatry.