Money Matters with Tapiwa Chizana

Tapiwa Chizana

It was excellent having Tapiwa Chizana, partner in Deloitte and Touché and leader of Thembalezizwe Church come and share money matters with the model farmers, the graduates and the emerging leaders from Crossroads Community Church. This is in part what he said .....

Matthew 6:19 – 24
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! No-one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon.”
How do we store up in heaven? It’s like having a bank account and investing in things that have heavenly value. We are living and trusting God.

Giving and generosity..........WHY?
When we give, we are an extension of God.
Give in response to gratitude
Give because we want to meet a need
God will bless us. It’s the sowing and reaping principle.
Giving has more to do with helping you than helping others. God is interested in our heart v 21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

There is a relationship between the heart and money. They follow each other.
Ephesians 3:10 “His intent was that now through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms...”
Acts 19:18 “Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.”
Acts 19:24 “.........You cannot serve both God and money.”

“No one can serve two masters.”
Worshipping money is idolatry. You cannot serve both. So, how can you love God and hate money? You can work very hard for money and yet not love it because you can see the benefit.

Summarised by Molly Manhanga

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