Justin Davis continued our “Be Rich” series today. Such an important discussion that we’re often too afraid of to engage honestly, especially in church. I appreciate Justin’s transparency today. Be challenged but be encouraged!
Leftovers by Justin Davis
There is no correlation between money and peace.
What is the best financial advice you’ve ever received and did you take it?
Those of you that are rich will always have something competing for your heart.
If you don’t view yourself as rich, you won’t take Jesus’ principles to heart.
I Timothy 6:17-19
Be rich in good deeds and be generous and willing to share.
The greatest barrier to doing good is margin. We have to intentionally create the space in our lives to live generously.
We are rich in time and money, but we aren’t always purposeful with them.
Create margin in your time.
- We equate busyness with significance.
- We’re rich in activities, meetings, appointments, etc
- You can be rich in busyness and bankrupt in good deeds.
Create margin in your finances.
- We equate possessions with wealth.
- You can be reach in possessions and bankrupt in generosity.
You will have to choose this. You will have to be intentional about this.
Rich people plan ahead.
If you don’t plan ahead, you will be giving God and others the leftovers.
If you don’t plan ahead to give God your time and your money, you will be giving him leftovers.
Rich people purposely give away their time and money.
- Pre-decide to give your time in service.
- Pre-decide to be a percentage giver.
Rich people don’t operate in the urgent, they operate in the important.
How you treat money reflects the priorities of your life.
Determine to trust God with your time and money.
When you give God and others the best, God somehow allows the leftovers to be satisfying and sufficient.
Are you being purposeful with your time and money or are you giving God and others the leftovers?