First: Be Faithful, Save, and Give

“Why is giving so important? Giving is the nature of God. Our God is a God who gives. ‘God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life’ (John 3:16 CEB). God expects his people to respond by giving. Generosity is evidence of the Spirit’s work in a person’s life. As I submit more and more of myself to Jesus, there will be less of me and more of him. His character will be demonstrated through me. As my heart beats more in unison with the heart of Jesus, then the purpose of Jesus will be released in my life. As a matter of fact, for those of us who follow Jesus, giving is a way of life. Notice in Matthew 6:2 that Jesus didn’t say ‘if you give.’ He said ‘whenever you give.’ Every time I give, it serves as intentional exercise toward spiritual health.” From shiny gods: finding freedom from things that distract us by Mike Slaughter.
What messages about saving and giving did you receive from your family growing up?
What is your current saving plan?
What is your plan for giving?
DO: Look at what it would mean to use the 10-10-80 Plan: Give 10% to God, Save 10%, Live on 80 %. Consider taking this step of faith.
Readings for the Week:
Prayerfully read the assigned Scripture, and reflect on what God is saying to you…
Monday Matthew 6:19-21
Tuesday Proverbs 21:20
Wednesday Proverbs 11:24–25
Thursday Ecclesiastes 11:1–6
Friday Luke 6:37–38
Saturday Psalms 41:1–3

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