Saturday, 26 October 2019

How You Give Reveals Your Heart

“I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done” (Philippians 3:7 NLT).

Every time you give, you reveal what matters to you. Tell me how you spend your money and your time, and I’ll tell you what matters most to you. Your schedule might reveal that your children are what matter most to you. Your spending might reveal that what matters most to you is your hobby.

Life is not about things. It’s about learning how to love. If at the end of your life you’ve acquired a giant pile of things but you’re estranged from your family, you’ve missed the point!

When you are generous with your time, money, effort, and energy, you’re saying that God and people are what matter most. To put it another way, what matters most is love.

In Philippians 3:7, Paul tells us, “I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done” (NLT).

How do you break the grip of materialism? There’s only one way. The antidote for getting is giving. So every time you’re generous and give to others or to God, then you are actually breaking the hold of materialism in your life.

“We are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives” (Philippians 3:20 NLT). Your purpose is not to live for here and now. You’re storing up for eternity! You’re not building a pile on this side of eternity. You’re building into people and relationships that will matter on the other side of eternity. You’re living in light of heaven.

If you don't know Jesus as Savior, you can pray this right now: ", Jesus Christ, i want to get to know you and trust you. I humbly ask you to accept me into your kingdom, not because i deserve it but because on the cross, it was finished. You paid it all! I accept you as my Lord and Savior today, you died for me and rose for me, thank you Lord. I pray this in Jesus Name. Amen."

If you just prayed to accept Jesus, please email me at mindofchrist00@gmail.com and let me know about it. I’d like to send you some free materials to help you start your journey with Jesus.

 Rick Warren
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