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We Cannot Serve God & Money

Our wonderful creator gave us free will – meaning we make our own choices. However, with making our own choices, we also have to be responsible for the consequences that come with those choices.

We use the Bible as a guide to lead us in our life and which choices to make. The Bible is very clear that we cannot serve God and be a servant of money.

1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV – “I have the right to do anything,” you say – but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” – but not everything is constructive.

1 Timothy 6:10 NIV – For the Love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

If we were to serve money, the more we get, the more we will want because we will indulge in greed and because there is no amount of money that our flesh will be satisfied with.

Leading our life with greed and the love of money will destroy us. It will put us in dangerous places, risky situations, and further away from God.

Plus, God tells us that he will provide everything we NEED! Believe it or not, He will provide us with the money we need. There is a substantial difference between the money we need and the money we want, even though we live in a world that bombards us with the message that we need more and more money; if we give in to that message, we will no longer be living for God but the world.

The world is filled with people eager for power and money but have you looked at what they’ve done in order to get in those positions? A lot of times, it’s not very biblical, or Jesus like.

Jesus came to this world to serve others, not money, and we are called to be like Jesus. We are called to live our lives for God, and in return, He provides for us. Although He gave us free will to choose our lives. We should choose to live our lives for Him because He died for us. And if you find yourself astray from Him, please know that you can come to Him at ANY time and repent. He will forgive you and accept you as His child.

Colossians 1:13-14 NIV – For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sin. 

Are you serving God or money?

With Love,


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Serving Others & God with Our Talents & Gifts

We all have a talent; some may have multiple, but different people use their talents differently. Some use it for malice and some for good. Do you know what your talent is? How do you use your talent?

It took me a while to figure out that my talent is writing; although I’ve always been a writer, I just didn’t know it. Let me explain. When I was younger, I want to say middle school; I had a journal for writing poems. Then I had another one that I used as a diary; I would write every day’s events and my feelings. I started writing a book but never finished. I even wrote songs at one point. I was always writing.

I have written on and off for years, but now I want to keep writing consistently. I realized that writing was my talent when I shared my poetry with others and received positive feedback. For years, I would tell myself that I didn’t have a talent because I can’t sing, I don’t dance professionally, I don’t act, and I don’t draw or color. However, writing comes naturally to me. Even writing my papers during my undergrad and graduate career, I enjoyed it.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that there are more talents beyond acting, singing, and dancing. And the Bible says this too, in Romans 12:6-8 (NIV) We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in according with your faith; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is show mercy, do it cheerfully. 

Some people are good leaders, some are athletic, some are good listeners, and some are good speakers. Nevertheless, what God wants us to do with our gifts is to serve others and bring glory to his name. No matter what the talent is.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

Maybe you don’t know what your talent is or how to use it to serve others, but you can pray about this. God will provide the answer for you because He provided this talent to you.

I cannot wait to meet God in heaven and answer Him when He asks what I did with the gifts He gave me and say, Lord, I devoted my talents to spreading your gospel on the platform you provided me.

What will you answer Him when He asks you what you did with your talents?

With Love,


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More Bible verses about talents:

1 Peter 4:10 NIV – Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 NIV – There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

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