McRay Bowa - Chief Financial Officer, CMC
Money & Value
What is it about money that is so alluring, so tempting? Stop and think about it for just a moment. How do you feel when the water, electricity, rent, DSTV and school fees bills are due and you don’t have the money you need to pay them? Then how do you feel when you cash your surprise bonus cheque in December? There is a strange sense of security when you have enough money. With enough money you can purchase whatever you want except life. Or at least that is often the thought: “Just think of what we could do if we just had a little more money!”
Pause for a moment and consider how much our society focuses its attention around money-how to get more, how to invest, and how to spend it. Money is equated with success and power, with recognition and position, with accomplishment and importance. On the other hand, the lack of money is often seen as failure and weakness.
Have you ever thought of trying to live without money? Many in the world do. But it would be rather difficult in our society. On the other hand, have you ever thought of living without God? What if you had to choose between money and God?
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
As we come to a close of the year 2016, let God take control of our life and be willing to become instruments in God’s hands to do His will. God bless His church