Yesterday was part 6 of the Christian Atheist Series. We looked at how easy it is for us to allow money to take the place of God in our hearts. Money is the #1 competitor to God. However, Jesus made it clear that we cannot serve both God and money. We will either love one and despise the other. You can listen to the message by clicking on this link http://www.wyandottefamily.com/listen.html
One of the things we talked about is how to combat selfishness and being discontented? One of the ways was to take action!
1 Timothy 6:18-19—Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the age to come, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
Pause for a moment and spend a few minutes in prayer. Ask God how wants to use you this week and how you can be generous today to bless others. Remember, God isn't against His people having money or things but He is against money & things having His people.
TAKE HOME (ways to grow in generosity)
#1--Go back and re-read the story of the Rich Young Ruler (Matthew 19 starting at verse 16) and the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19)
#2--Pray every morning asking God to make you more like Jesus (a giver)
#3--Purchase this economical and power teaching by Rob Bell Nooma: Rich at http://www.amazon.com/Nooma-Rich-13-Rob-Bell/dp/B000RW3UWQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1287411747&sr=8-1 This video is full of challenging and mind blowing statistics on how rich we truly are in America.