Local Church Budget

April 7, 2012

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Author: NAD Stewardship

Video Presenter: Jeffrey Brown

PRESENTER: Jeffrey Brown

“Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:3-5 NKJV
Perhaps you are thinking, as many people do, "If I had enough money, I could do what I want, and then I would be happy!" Perhaps you should listen to The Rolling Stones. They were both rich and popular enough to be able to have and do just about everything they wanted. Yet when I mention The Rolling Stones, the first song that comes to mind is "I Can't Get No Satisfaction".

John D. Rockefeller, the richest man of his day and the first billionaire, said, "I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure." He certainly could have bought any pleasure he wanted, but he knew that true satisfaction takes more than owning everything you want and doing whatever you think sounds like fun.

True satisfaction comes only from God. Our scripture makes that clear. This does not mean that if you really want a Porsche, delight yourself in God and He will give you a Porsche. It means that if you delight yourself in God, He will first and foremost give you Himself. In doing so, He will meet the true needs of your heart, so that you won't need a Porsche to try to fill the empty void in your life.

Appeal: Our offering today is for our Church’s Budget.