Wellbeing Thought for Saturday 13th March 2021

Saturday, 13 March

God’s school of financial wellbeing


If God had a school with different levels of learning about principles of financial wellbeing, the foundation class would be called ‘Perspectives’ and contain two lessons:

  • Stewardship: God is the owner and we are the stewards of everything he has given us. We can seek his guidance in managing our resources his way.
  • God’s plan: God has a plan for our financial wellbeing, focused on Matthew 6.33 – seek first his kingdom and everything else will also find its place. This helps us to avoid a poverty mindset or a materialistic mindset.

Next would be the class ‘Practices’, with three lessons:

  • Spend carefully. Learn contentment and rein in spending, live within your means.
  • Save wisely: without fear-based hoarding, set aside money for emergencies and long-term goals
  • Give generously: This is the ultimate goal and a key to our wellbeing.

There is, however, an advanced class: ‘Surrender all to God’. It is the most liberating, trusting that ultimately God will take care of us.

Jesus says, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.” (Mark 10:29–30).

> Where are you on your financial wellbeing journey? Which perspectives or practices do you need to attend to? What is the one thing you will focus on over the next months?
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