Characters- God, and a Man or a Woman
Props- A chair ( Table- optional ) Sheets of Paper or old
(Man or woman is sitting on a chair going through the bills.
( THE VOICE OF GOD IS TO COME FROM A PLACE OUT OF VIEW OF THE AUDIENCE
PERSON- What do I pay this week and what do I put off till next pay
day? It seems like my bills come to more than my paycheck provides.
PERSON LETS OUT A SIGH OF FRUSTRATION )
PERSON- Lord, I need your help!
You said you would never allow more to come on me than I can handle. Why aren't
you helping me with my bills?
GOD- You never asked me for help. Had you
asked me, I would have given you a guideline to follow.
( THE PERSON IS
PERSON- What guidelines?
GOD- If you would spend more
time in my word, you would see, I've designed a specific way for you to handle
the money I place in your trust.
PERSON- But I'd like to spend more time
reading your word, I just don't have the time to spare. My job and my family
place so many demands on me. And then the chores around the house. I barely have
time to unwind before going to bed.
GOD- My word says that I know what you need before you ask me. But seek
first my kingdom and its righteousness and I will add all the rest unto
PERSON- But you don't understand Lord.
Have you seen the kind of bills I have to pay? I should take a second job just
to pay them on time.
( PERSON STANDS. PACES AND SHUFFLES THE BILLS IN
HIS/HER HANDS )
GOD- Think about all the things you have. Do you really
need all of them or do you just want them?
PERSON- but I have to have
something to make this life I'm living joyful.
GOD- Much of the things you have are placing a great burden on you instead
of bringing you joy. Wouldn't you rather have peace of mind then bills
you can't pay?
PERSON- Yes, of
GOD- Then let go of the things you can do without and organize the payments of the things you really need.
PERSON- OK, then what?
GOD- Put me first in all you are steward of. Your money, time and
talents, and I will help you keep all the rest in order.
( PERSON SITS
PERSON- But, that seems so simple.
GOD- It is simple.
That's why most people don't follow my guidelines. For some, it seems too
simple. For others, they love worldly things and pleasures more than me.
Remember, anything you put before me, becomes your god.
PERSON- Can you
help me do all you said with the things you've given me?
GOD- Of course.
All it takes is a little spiritual wisdom. My word also says, if you lack
wisdom, ask of me and I will give freely of my Holy Spirit to all who
( PERSON BREATHES A SIGH OF RELIEF )
PERSON- Thank you Lord.
I feel so much better now that we've had this talk.
GOD- Me too. We
should have these talks more often.
who read my skits, feel free to use them in your church. If you do, let me know
how it goes. Thanks.
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