Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Throwback Tuesday - Martin Wiles

Giving That Hurts

Finances going south and a pressing question: should I keep giving to God, cut back, or cut it out entirely.

I was always taught you couldn’t outgive God, but what about when giving means an unpaid bill, a missed meal, an empty gas tank, or insufficient funds for the children’s lunches? Can I hold back then?

These were situations I dealt with when employment was lost and two incomes suddenly contracted into one. And the one was less than half of the previous. Something or someone was going to miss out if I gave…or gave as much as I knew I should. Doubt and anxiety reigned, and I chose to skimp on God. Not completely but enough for him to demonstrate what lack of trust can do…dry up what little I kept back. Read more...

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