When God doesn’t want you to give

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 11:34 am

by Tim Long

Last time we spoke to Kieran Johnson from Opportunity International we looked at the idea of God having his own economy and not needing our money.

This morning we explored this idea that there may be times when God doesn’t actually want us to give.

Often people will talk about giving money to something with a matter of urgency, stressing that now is the time to give. I certainly think that there is a right time to give money and wrong time. I also think that there are times when God doesn’t want you to give. I am not talking about specific organisations or causes that might not be a good place to give money to, I am talking about what is happening inside us when we part with our money.

So here are two reasons that God doesn’t want your money:

  1. If you are trying to get something – giving is an act of worship
  2. If you feel like you have to – giving comes from the heart

So how should we give?

  1. Cheerfully – we are blessed to be a blessing
  2. Without fear – money is not the root of all evil
  3. Giving money is still a sacrificial act

Read the full blog here.

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