The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof. Psalm 24:1
As a person who is interested in personal finance, and the process of creating wealth, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the topic. You might even say that I’ve gotten a bit obsessive about it at times.
One thing I’ve realized is that when you focus on something too much, if you’re not careful it can become the center of your life. It becomes an idol of sorts, and you’ll do anything to protect it. The thought of losing it can be terrifying.
There are men who gain from their wealth, only the fear of losing it. – Antoine Riveroli
That’s why I think it’s so important to remember that everything we have is God’s, and that we need to be giving in everything we do. After all, it’s all his anyway!
If we’re making more than we need, we should be giving more back to our churches, charities, and to help others in need. It helps to keep us grounded, and not let the wealth we’re creating become a false idol.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust to be managed for the good of others. – Andrew Carnegie
Starting to do well in your financial affairs? Start giving!
When you have given more to others, what has it done for you? Do you feel like giving is beneficial for both the giver and receiver?
In late March, I am going on a mission trip to Nicaragua. I have been volunteering in my community for years now but have always felt like I needed to give more. When this opportunity was presented to me, I felt like it was something that the Lord wanted me to do, so I acted out out of faith.
It is extremely expensive to go on one if these mission trips (the airfare alone is around $900), so of course I worried and stressed about it for a few weeks. But wouldn’t you know it, the Lord has provided most of the finances required. I have no doubt that when you give freely of your resources, whether it is your time or money, you will get paid back 10-fold.
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We are never more like God when we give. My church has started a Lean Year Offering where we fill a jar to help families in the church who have lost jobs. Good post!
Candy @ Deal with it, simply says
In my life I am learning everything is the Lord’s. When you give everything back to him it doesn’t always turn out they way we may think, God has a plan!