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Good and Faithful: What It Means to God

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When it comes to being good and faithful stewards of this gift of life, we Christians often get it backwards. We focus on Biblical principles first. Not that Biblical principles are unimportant. Wisdom is essential to living, but not as critical as loving the Source and Giver of all wisdom. It's All About the Relationship Often we’re so busy trying to keep His principles that we neglect the relationship. We become performance-driven rather than love-driven. We conform to a list of rules, but o … [Read more...]

#GivingTuesday: Does Why We Give Matter?

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You’ve heard of the  infamous Black Friday and the somewhat tamer Cyber Monday – but a new one for me this year was #GivingTuesday. All involve money changing hands to kick off the holiday season. But while the first two are about using money to get stuff,  #Giving Tuesday is all about giving to others.As the official mission statement for the event explains, “#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and enco … [Read more...]

The Secret to Pleasing God

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So what is it? What is the secret to pleasing God?When we consider Jesus’ parable of the talents, most of us Christ-followers understand that each of us has been commissioned as a steward. Each of us would likely agree that we want to please God in our role as a steward of the time, talents, and treasure He has given us.When we read about what happened to the unprofitable servant with one talent, we’re sure we don’t want to be that guy. So how can we ensure then that we don’t end up cast … [Read more...]

Why No One Is Really Rich

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We hear a lot about the widening gap between the rich and the poor these days. What we often don't think about is that in God’s eyes, no one is really rich. We’re all equally poor. We just convince ourselves that His stuff belongs to us.Consider the convicting message Christ delivered to the infamous church at Laodicea: I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mou … [Read more...]

To All Those Who Don’t Feel Like Giving Anymore

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Do you ever have trouble finding motivation for giving of time, talent, and treasure?  Do you ever run out of energy to love?  Have you ever given of yourself and thought, “That’s enough.  I can’t give any more.” Or is that just a problem with me?I’m sure this happens to everyone who seeks to live generously.  Why do we so often hit that wall where we just don’t feel like giving anymore?Perhaps it’s because we just don’t realize everything God has given to us.  Maybe we need a little pers … [Read more...]

When God Plays Hide-and-Seek with You

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I don’t think it coincidence that C. S. Lewis started with a simple game of hide-and-seek when he penned The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.  The land of Narnia was only revealed in all its glory through Lucy’s participation in the process of intentional concealment and discovery.Although Lewis may not have intended it, his story depicts the process of hide-and-seek that God often uses to reveal both His glory and ours: It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is t … [Read more...]

Why You Have Been Blessed by God

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Make no mistake about it: You have been blessed for a reason.When God pours out his goodness upon us, He has other objectives than your mere happiness. He blesses us so that we may bless others.We could call it the circle of love. God gives to us so we will give to others who will then give praise and glory back to God. In the end, it’s about Him.This cycle of God-induced generosity is clear in God’s covenant words to Abraham in Genesis 12:Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from you … [Read more...]


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