Abundance of Money AND Religion: Can They Co-Exist?

by Kathy on January 26, 2010

Many of us have been taught that an abundance of money and religion are mutually exclusive of one another. In other words, it’s impossible for us to live a truly spiritual life while at the same time being financially prosperous.

Take for example the Bible quote which most of us have heard over and over throughout our lives, “money is the root of all evil”. Did you know that the actual  Bible verse 1 Timothy 6: 7-10 states, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil”?

You see, God wants us to be prosperous, just as we ourselves want that for our own children. What he does not want is for us to desire an abundance of money more than we desire our own spirituality and all that entails.

I’m focusing on the subject of money and religion here because many of us are carrying around blocks to our success that we may not even be aware of. It’s time to recognize those blocks, become free from their limiting effects on our lives, and prosper as God and the Universe have intended.

Check out the short video above, which I shot just last week while on an extravagant, relaxing, fun-filled cruise (which by the way I deserved)! Sorry for the poor lighting, I was under the stars..

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Dave and Dawn Cook January 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Great video, Kathy!! Thanks for the reminder that taking action to create prosperity is in full alignment with the universe and what is intended for all of us. You are so right that everyone has opportunities and should take action to turn those opportunities into an abundant and prosperous life.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this vital subject!


Dave and Dawn Cook January 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I know Dawn just commented on this but I wanted to say I thought it was great too!

Keep the wonderful content coming!

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Darlene Davis January 26, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Kathy, I was touched by your video. Your warm and shining spirit comes through! I truly believe that God wants us to be loaded with abundance in our lives AND to pay it forward in ways that will benefit those around us.
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jean January 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm

great Video Kathy, and such a great message.
it really came home to me that most people don’t believe
that God wants them to be prosperous.
I have also had a fortunate life living in Australia for
which I am very grateful for.
thank you for a great article
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Krista Abbott January 26, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Hey Kathy!
Hope you enjoyed your well deserved cruise. There’s no better way to unwind and get in touch with our spirituality than on the open seas. You bring a good message here. We can maintain our spirituality and prosperity together. Reading this post reminded me of the scripture which says “Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper, and be in health.” Health and prosperity are the two things God desires most for us “above all things” (3 John 1:2). Good message, thanks for sharing (and taking time to shoot a video on your cruise) :-)
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Eric Goldstein January 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Great share Kathy!

It’s my feeling that we can have BOTH… there
isn’t even a choice. Life is all about having BOTH!

Keep pumpin’ out the value:)
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Dave Anderson January 26, 2010 at 8:25 pm

You’re bang on with this post Kathy. So many people are carrying around blocks surrounding money. There is absolutely no question about that. Who’s to blame them really … with so many nay-sayers and misinformed beliefs out there.
Awareness is the first step in overcoming these limiting beliefs. Eric is bang on too … life is about having BOTH. I love it.
Great food for thought Kathy.
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Jennifer Hart January 26, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I really enjoyed your inspiring video Kathy! Life is meant to be enjoyed and God definitely wants that for us. We all must let our light shine and watch as opportunities are presented to us in ways we would have never imagined. Hope your trip was awesome and I look forward to talking to you soon!
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Kimberly Castleberry January 26, 2010 at 11:54 pm

I’ve found that, regardless of their religion, a surprisingly HUGE number of people live in a poverty consciousness. They have some ingrained belief, that is often difficult to unwire, that piety requires poverty. Where did we get this belief that somehow a loving divinity is not best served by our having the wonders of the world to share with others? We are most useful to the divine when we stand in our fullest strength. Thank you for the reminder. Bless you!
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Ingrid Winckler January 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Hi Kathy! How nice of you to take time on your cruise to share with us. Hope you are having a great time.

In the midst of our blessings, it is a good thing to be mindful of those less fortunate. Our thoughts right now are especially with the people in Haiti. I believe the reason we are blessed is so we will have something to share with others. I’m not in favor of carrying the lazy, but many people meet disaster while they are doing their best. God loves to bless, and many times He does it through us!
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David Merrill January 27, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Nice video Kathy. Glad you were thinking of us. The Pursuit Of Abundance, I believe, is not contrary to God’s intent… but rather, it is obligatory if we seek to merge our will with His. I enjoyed your perspective on this. Stay on The path, Kathy.
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Glenn Arcaro January 31, 2010 at 12:17 am

Very well said Kathy. I’ve thought many of the same things myself. I think the important thing is that people lend a helping hand to those who aren’t as fortunate as we are. I like to call it “sending the elevator back down”.

Thanks Kathy!


Beth Allen January 31, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Thank you for thinking of us while you were cruising the carribean ~ I hope that you thoroughly enjoyed your trip and I love that you know you deserved it! That really hits the point of what you’re saying here ~ you have to know you deserve it to achieve it!

So much heart and authenticity in this post ~ thank you, Kathy!

And I love what Glenn shared…. “sending the elevator back down.” nice.
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Linda G Cox February 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I’m so glad you said so! I believe! God wants us to have everything that he has! Thanks for the fabulous post!
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Nancy Burke Barr March 2, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Hi Kathy,

This is such a difficult issue and I understand how you can wonder…..But God does have a plan for you to flourish and to prosper. We can only take care of the things that are within our power. Great topic.

“Mentor Mama”
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Alan Eames June 25, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Hi Kathy,

Spot on! I find a religion that says you have to be economically poor to be spiritually wealthy to be very limiting. I love your way of looking at life.

Thanks for writing. And I also love the analogy Glenn used of “sending the elevator back down.”

All the best,



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