2 Corinthians 9:11 – ‘You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.’
It’s worth reading through verses 6 – 12 of chapter 9 in 2 Corinthians. These words show that as we are generous, we are given more. And why? So that we can be generous again! As we do this, we are promoting a way of providing thanksgiving to God.
When we choose to bless others with our abundance, then we are thanking God for His provision. He provides us with so much more than we could ever need, so that on this earth we may be able to do His work! We can show His love by giving to those who are in need.
As wealthy Christians, we need to realise the reason for this wealth in our lives. If it is more than we need, then we must question how we can best make use of it. The above verse shows that God provides so much so that we can be generous! Make your giving to others, an act of thanksgiving to God! Get excited about being able to give. As you do, God will provide more opportunities to give! It’s such an exciting concept – as we make the effort to give, God provides more opportunities to do so!
Thanksgiving to God
And what’s more awesome is that this doesn’t stop at finances. As discussed before, we can give of our time, kind words, a listening ear, a smile, unused items at home. The list goes on! Don’t feel you are limited in your giving because you don’t earn as much as is possible. Recognise the other areas where you can give and bless others. This too, is an act of thanksgiving to God.
Financial tip – in any mortgage, make your repayments fortnightly rather than monthly. There are 26 fortnights in a year and only 12 months, you will end up paying off equivalent to 13 months in a year if you pay fortnightly and save a lot more on interest.
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