If you think about it, when was the last time you considered who you might bless within your community of believers? I suspect for many, it is not a common occurrence.
When we explore the Word, we discover that all our money and possessions belong to the Lord (Ps. 24:1). In light of this reality, we need to recognize that we should no longer hold them with a tight fist. This recognition frees us to take up the responsibility to look after the widows and fatherless amongst us (James 1:27). It requires some thoughtfulness on our part not only to look around to identify those who find themselves in this position but to respond.
As believers we are also called to support and care for all those around us in the broader community. As Acts 4:32 records “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.” They believed that what they had been entrusted with was for the common good – as one had need, others would meet the need. As mature believers, and with the potential for an economic collapse looming overhead, we will be able to do this in greater and greater ways. Can you imagine this and see yourself as a part of God’s plan in this way?
What better time than now to become free from the grip money and possessions that often has a hold over our hearts and lives. By releasing them back to the Lord, we are positioned to be a blessing to others. This is a great practice to put into practice now.
Rev. Ray Borg
Church and Ministry Liaison
Financial Discipleship Canada – notmine.ca