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Thin Green Line

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

When you hear the word God, money is probably not your first thought. However, if we’re not careful, money can quickly take the place of God in your life. There’s a thin green line that often separates our heart and our head and it’s the thickness of a dollar bill.  Paul warned Timothy that “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (1 Timothy 6:10) Money in and of itself is not bad. As with so many things involving our faith, it all comes down to the heart. (Matthew 6:21) It’s not about the money it’s about our heart.

So what’s makes money a terrible god?

It forces you to chase things that’ll never satisfy.

It’s never enough.

It is so temporary.

If you sense yourself serving the god of money here are a couple things you can try, to change your heart, which will change how you see money.
1. Be generous. Give to God what is God’s, and help others in need.
2. Be open. How might God want me to use my money? Try asking Him!
3. Be faithful. To God, with where and what He has given you today and see how He might bless you for that tomorrow. (Mark 10:29-31)

Everything.

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

 

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(Picture of a widow’s mite compared to a penny)

When we talk of resources we often think of what we have or don’t have monetarily. Believe it or not, a high school student with a part time job in the US is richer than most of the world. If you want to see how you stack up you can visit http://www.globalrichlist.com/. You’ll discover you are actually very rich. 

Jesus told the story of the widow in Luke 21:1-4. The widow gives an ultimate show of faith in that she was willing to give all she had. It was a sacrifice for her. Everyone else had given out of their wealth but she gave out of her poverty. What amazes me most about the story is that she recklessly gave everything.
One of the other valuable resources we have in this country is our time. We schedule our lives to get the “most” out of it. However, in an effort to squeeze as much as we can in a day in the name of productivity we may miss out on the chance to help another person. What the widow gave cost her something….actually it cost her everything.
I’m so thankful God has blessed us in this country monetarily. Organizations that seek to help others can easily raise millions for specific causes but they struggle to find people willing to serve hands on.
Lately, I’m trying to learn to be more generous. Especially, with my time. What about you?

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