So, You Think You’re Poor…

So, You Think You’re Poor…

http://www.givingwhatwecan.org/get-involved/how-rich-am-i

Follow that link to a calculator.. its amazing how rich we are compared to lots of others.. its mostly mind-blowing how luxurious of a life we live here in the U.S..

Money is a hard topic..

Luke 6:38 “Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Rooted: {{GIVING IS NOT GOD’S WAY OF RAISING MONEY, ITS HIS WAY OF RAISING PEOPLE WITH SURRENDERED HEARTS.}}

That’s definitely true; those who have money have more of a reason to be greedy and proud and selfish….they will also have a harder time choosing who is their god and who is their master…

We are God’s managers, not owners… The owner hires someone to oversee their property, whatever it may be. The manager takes care of and works with something that is not theirs, but is given the honor of being trusted with it.

This question was brought up to us this past week… How do you act with your money, more of an owner or a manager?
Isn’t it crazy that we give 10% back to the Lord what is already His?…we just pretend we own it. Psh, yeah you ‘worked’ for that pay check, but God asks our first fruits. Even Cain in the Bible gave offering to God, but Able (Cain’s bro) gave his very best crops. Which do you think the Lord found most pleasing? {{Cain ended up killing his brother out of jealousy… obviously our heart has a lot to do with giving}}

I recently found this quote sums up my thoughts and view on the subject of savings;
“Many of us are quick to think the only way to become financially secure is to accumulate enough wealth to somehow become immune to all the possible trials that life may throw our way.”

This is my recent burden—trusting in the security of our savings account rather than the security of our Father.

How ironic is it that the slogan “IN GOD WE TRUST” is on our money.. and yet the LOVE of money is the root of evil. Whenever you hold that bill in your hand and you see those four words, think about how much you’re trusting your Creator to provide for you.

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,’ says the LORD Almighty.” —Malachi 3:9-12

What do you think? Test God—give Him your best this week or next week when you get your pay check. Set aside that money and give it to Him first before budgeting in your other 90%…

I need to work on my heart and my view of what a savings account is, even though we give money—our hearts have EVERYTHING to do with how pleasing it is to Him.

—guess we’ve got some work to do…

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