Psalm 25: 12 – 13 – ‘Who, then, is the man that fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him. He will spend his days in prosperity and his descendants will inherit the land.’

Fearing God is the beginning of wisdom. When we have a healthy respect for who He is, then we are able to be directed by God. From here, we will be blessed with prosperity (wealth, affluence, riches, and success) and our children will benefit.

What a wonderful concept! Fear God, follow His guidance and reap so many benefits.

To be a successful Christian, we must have a healthy understanding of how to revere God and from this, work to know His heart – what does He desire from us? First and foremost – relationship. He wants us to know Him.

As we spend time with Him, we recognise what breaks His heart – injustice, greed, inequality, idols. When we seek to put Him first, then He provides opportunities for us to be able to positively impact others to do the same. This can be through the right connections, through wealth, through abundance of food and time. There are many ways we can become wealthy with the things of this world and use them to bless others for God’s sake.

Financial tip – for items that you utilise on a regular basis, buy these in bulk wherever possible. You will save on your purchase and know you have that product for a long time to come.