When I was a child I spake like a child, I acted like a child, but when I grew up, I did grown up things. I am paraphrasing one of my favorite scriptures (1 Cor 13:11). There were things that "used to be" ok, when I was an infant a babe, in Christ. However I have learned the more revelation that i get in the Word, the more responsive I become; the more responsive I become; the more responsible and the more responsible I become; the more I see the Hand of God in my life (1 Cor 3:2, Hebrews 5:12) !! Why? Because I am learning to respond to the Word. I am learning to trust the Word, I am putting away my childish things, and learning to trust the Word for what it is, the Word.
Philippians 4:19 says, (because the Word does talk), "But my God shall supply ALL your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. It does NOT say some, it says ALL your (or my needs). I have read this scripture over and over again, It was not until recently that I began to understand, that I was struggling to believe this and here are the truths to back this, if I believed that God would supply ALL my needs then I would not:
Be in debt, because I know these things in the scriptures now to be true.
a) Owe nothing to anyone--except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God's law. Romans 13:8
b) We were never meant to be the borrowers, but the lenders; The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. Proverbs 22:7
c) We should not borrow if we could not afford to pay it back, how do you know if you can afford to pay it back, if something happened to your job tomorrow, what would happen to your debt? The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives; Psalms 37:21.
God never intended to provide for us through debt, that is the World's system. I am not saying debt is a sin, but I am saying the scripture is CLEAR to say, that God didn't ask us to borrow in order for Him to provide for us, and while getting in debt is not sin; the anxiety, fear and worry that comes with it, is. In maturing in Christ I am learning, either I live according to the Worlds system or God. I have seen this world's system fail again and again, I think I am going to put my money (trust) on God. He has a guaranteed promise if I put Him first to supply ALL My needs (Matthew 6:33) according to His limitless riches in Glory. I have come to understand that His thoughts are higher and ways are beyond my comprehension (Isaiah 55:9), but I will patiently wait on Him, I've made enough make mistakes on my own.
Re-Arranging My life in Christ,