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Giving While in Debt

We brought nothing into the world, and can’t take anything out of it either. God owns it all! Do you believe that? Does your financial management reflect that truth?

A Christian is in financial bondage if there’s no financial commitment to supporting God’s work. This principle is basic to Christian stewardship. Proverbs 3:9-10 says, “Honor the Lord from your wealth, and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.”

It’s by honoring the Lord from the first part of our incomes that God can take control. He’s the owner, and we are stewards. The money we give to His work is our testimony to His ownership.

What if you’re trying to pay off debt? Well…. God is fully aware of your situation. It’s better for you to reduce spending in other areas of your life than to decrease your giving to Him. Because when you give, you bring His power into your circumstances.

God wants us to give the first part to Him, but also wants us to pay our creditors. That requires strategic planning. But, does it have to be painful? No! It can be exciting as you trust God for creative ways to adjust your lifestyle.

A budget is a necessary first step. Keeping records of every dollar you spend makes it easier to stay on track. You’ll be surprised at the progress you make in paying off debt through diligent efforts.

And, you’ll be surprised at the joy that comes through giving. Getting your eyes off yourself and onto the needs of others is what gives us meaning and purpose in life. And, when you work as unto Him, you’ll see His provision in new ways so you can share with others. I would rather give God 10% and ask Him for his help on the 90% instead of not having His help on the 100%!

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