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James 4:3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

Regardless if you play the lottery or not, when you see that sign that says, “Powerball $247 Million” what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it buying a new home, going on a big vacation, or buying a car? If we could be honest with ourselves, if God (not the lottery) gave us that kind of money, how many of us would prioritize building the Kingdom of God? If I had to guess, I would say not that many.

Could the lack of prioritizing the Kingdom of God be the reason why this kind of money hasn’t materialized in a lot of our lives? Have our motives been selfish? Do we even think about helping the poor?

So what do we do? We ask the Holy Spirit to help us with our motives. As we’re readjusting our motives, we should generously give towards the Kingdom of God. If we have the correct motives and remain faithful towards the expansion of the Kingdom of God, God will bless our household, He ensures us He’ll give us more money to sow into the Kingdom, and we’ll have enough money or favor to get the house, vacation, and cars we desire (Mal. 3:10-12; 2 Cor. 9:10-11).

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