When it comes to dividing up the financial pie, slices go out in all different directions - accommodation, living expenses, clothing, education, car maintenance, electricity, gas etc. The list goes on and on. Often there's not enough pie at the end of the month, which makes it pretty clear: you need to get a bigger pie. Fortunately, God's word gives timeless tips for increasing wealth, for living well in times of lack, and stepping out in times of plenty.
Our money speaks loudest when we use it to bless others in unexpected ways - paying for someone's meal when you're out with friends, buying a bunch of flowers for your wife when she least expects it, or supporting an orphan in a distant country. But often, we struggle to push past our desire to be generous, and let go of our money in small acts of generosity. If our money is talking, then let's turn up the volume by living a life of generosity!
Today, we can choose to live a life that’s entitled to self, or entrusted to God. A life that yearns for status, or one committed to service. A life lived in comparison to others, or one filled with contentment. A legacy that leaves an inheritance of weeds, or one of seeds. Which one will you pick?