Day 3: Financial Fast

God is generous to us so why not help others? You know the cliche saying “To Whom much is given; much is required.” Well it rings true in your finances. This book chapter highlights the responsibility of prosperity. We have a responsibility to help others financially if we can. It doesn’t necessarily have to be money. It can be time. When was the last time you babysit your cousin or friend’s kids?

My thought process toward giving was based on a person’s effort. I like to help people who have made an effort to help themselves. I have discovered in this chapter that I have the wrong attitude. Think about the times God has blessed us financially even when we didn’t deserve it?! I know he has bailed me out financially many days. (Thank you Lord!!) That is the same approach we need to have with people. You know that begging cousin that always need $5 and you know they are not going to give it back?! GIVE IT TO THEM ANYWAY!! I know… I know… Easier said than done. We are all a work in progress! (I know I am!!) God will give it back to you ten-fold!

 

This chapter also opened my eyes to the word “miser“. Do you or someone you know hold on to money for dear life? Do you or someone you know making your family miserable with their cheapness? You or them might be a miser. A miser use money for their own selfish good. Miser have a great fear about not having enough. You must pray for the miser so that they can rest in knowing that God will provide all their needs.

Challenge: Think about one person you can help financially and DO IT!!

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One thought on “Day 3: Financial Fast

  1. Insightful! I’m definitely a believer in whom much is given much is expected. You can’t hoard your time, talent, and money. What good is it? Because when you die, it’s all over. Yes, save some for yourself in case your blessed to see old age; in the meantime give and don’t just do it because your expecting something in return. Our greatest test in giving is to those who can’t return the favor. This is how you begin to impact lives no matter your net worth. Thanks for reminding us to be philanthropist Amanda. This is the beginning of financial freedom 😉

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