Budget For God’s Kingdom – Not Yours
Do you use a budget?
Budget. The word makes some people break out in hives. Others run away screaming with their hands over their ears! They just don’t understand the benefits. A budget is a tool that empowers you to know exactly where your money is going. It helps you reach your financial goals. When a budget’s used properly, your money works for you, not the other way around. Instead of limiting your spending, it gives you the freedom to spend the right way. Most people think budgeting is a way to have money to spend on themselves. We need to reverse that mindset and think of God’s kingdom first.
The Parable of The Good Samaritan demonstrates this. We don’t know the size of his budget, but he spent money to care for a complete stranger and vowed to pay for any extra expenses. The Apostle Paul’s radical budget was to reach people with the gospel. In 2 Corinthians 12:15, he said, “So, I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well.” David Livingston, the great missionary explorer of Africa said, “I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the kingdom of Christ. If anything will advance the interests of the kingdom, it shall be given away or kept, only as by giving or keeping it I shall most promote the glory of Him to whom I owe all my hopes in time or eternity.” So, look at your budget in relation to God’s kingdom, not your own.
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