1. One of the ways Job was considered a righteous man was by how he utilized his finances. He invited God into his finances by making burnt offerings on his children’s behalf while also taking care of the poor, fatherless, and the widow. It can be tempting to start thinking that our money is for us and our enjoyment, but the reality is that we should seek first the Kingdom of God, and all that other stuff will come eventually. What is one thing you could do to be more intentional about making God part of your financial decisions?
2. We all have a responsibility to instill a growth mindset into our families. It’s hard to do something successfully without seeing it modeled first, so when we show our family how to pursue godly growth, we set them up on a path to success. Who was your role model when it came to making healthy financial decisions? What intentional steps do you take to model healthy financial decision-making for your family?
3. Generosity is a spiritual discipline and not just a one-time occurrence. It’s a habit that’s built into our financial decision-making. More importantly, it’s an act of worship to God for His provision in our lives. Tithing is a great start, but it’s not the end all be all. Generosity often extends beyond church walls into our families, to the less fortunate, and more. One of the best ways to ensure that generosity is a permanent use of money is by budgeting for it. Do you have a budget? If so, take inventory of how generous you’re being. How could you be more generous with your finances as they stand now? If you don’t have a budget, what’s preventing you from making one? Prayerfully consider engaging with our Financial PACT to help you get started on a track toward creating a budget.