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Read Monday’s post here: Prayers for Revival: Search Me, O God

If you missed Monday’s post, start by reading it here. Revival begins with a humble heart that is willing to to say, ” Search me O God.” Each day this week we will focus on a different area of our lives to ask God to search our hearts for anything offensive within us.

Today’s “Search Me” prayer:

Search me, O God, and know my heart. See if there is anything offensive with me in regards to how I handle my finances

Search Me, O God, for how much I love money

There is probably no “touchier” subject than money. Financial problems are one of the leading causes of divorce. It is also one of the leading causes of sin. 1 Timothy 6:10 tells us the the love of money is the root of all evil. The more we love money, they more likely we are to do something we shouldn’t to get more of it.

Search Me, O God, for how I manage my finances

Also, how we manage money can either honor God or bring offense. We don’t have to spend our money on things that are sin for us to be offensive in God’s sight. We can also be offensive when we choose to work instead of being in God’s house on Sunday. When we overtax our budgets, leaving no room to tithe, we can be offensive to God. We can be offensive when we spend money unnecessarily and then are not able to meet our financial obligations. In Luke 12:15, Jesus said, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” And Matthew 6:21 tell us, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Spend some quiet time alone with God and for anything He reveals to you, seek His forgiveness. Ask God to reveal to you where your treasures are. Ask Him to convict you of any love you have for money and for any way you handle your finances that are offensive to Him. Work towards making your greatest treasure your relationship with your heavenly Father. Ask Him each time you make a big or unnecessary purchase if doing so will honor Him.

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