David Flowers: whose money is it anyway?

By Alexandra Khan | 4 July 2014 | Comments (3)

 

David has a wealth of experience helping people look after their money and become generous givers. In this series, he explores the importance of money and giving in the Bible.

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Posted by Alexandra Khan

Alexandra is a digital marketing executive for Stewardship. Originally trained in music, she went on to spend a few years in the videogames industry before making the leap to the NFP sector. Follow her on Twitter: @alxkhn

comments:

Ren

August 20, 2014 5:23 PM
The comment about the car was a powerful example of how we value and hold on to our wealth and possessions even as Christians - perhaps especially so at times if we are tithing - thinking I tithe, the rest is mine do do with what I wish! It is a potent reminder to me that nothing I am using or have is mine in the first place which can be very difficult to grasp and to live in a culture that values what we create in the material world so highly.

My husband and I do a spending record each week and create a monthly plan where we always ask for God's will and guidance before we proceed. It helps but I know that I have much to be reminded of in the area of generosity - especially when I feel any lack?

Thank you for a powerful posting.

Ren

Justine Fowler

August 20, 2014 6:43 PM
I like the car example - it's the same with our houses. We might be willing to offer people a meal, but would we put them up if their need was great? When we start to think that everything we have comes from God and is for His glory, our mindset is different. How would God have us use our talents, time and money for His purposes? There is fear associated with such abandoned giving, but God will never leave us short. You can't out-give God!

Andrew Betts

August 26, 2014 11:58 AM
What a great reminder with where we start with our giving, and the nature of Christian giving, thanks David.

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