Questions related to finances
Giving: A Spiritual Gift
the characteristics of a motivational gift
A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift represents what God does in him to shape his perspective on life and motivate his words and actions.
Praying for God’s Provision
asking in accord with God’s Word
God is aware of our physical needs, and it is His delight to provide for His children. When we face times of need or we want increased funds for a specific project, we are to bring our petitions to God.
Losing a job is rarely seen as a good thing, especially since financial pressures can cause tremendous tensions in a marriage and family.
The Common Traits of Givers
learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of giving
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of giving. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and thereby cause discord in the Body of Christ.
Ten Characteristics of God-Honoring Giving
reflecting God’s extravagant generosity
A life of generosity reflects God’s nature in a special way. Are you eager to give to meet the needs of others?
Understanding Cycles of Riches and Poverty
learning to be content at all times
Riches and poverty are not permanent conditions in the life of an individual, family, or nation. They are variable factors that are related to the higher purposes that God achieves through them.
Living Within Your Income
a key to financial freedom
Learning to live within your income involves recognizing your true needs and practicing contentment when those needs are met. This discipline helps you avoid debt and allows you to share surplus resources with those in need.
Four Purposes for Money
provision, direction, fellowship, and demonstration
Do you look to money to provide you with security, establish your independence, or equip you to exercise power and wield influence? Today, many people would identify these goals as appropriate purposes for money.
How to Build Sales Resistance
avoid purchasing overpriced, overrated items
One key to living in financial freedom is the ability to make wise purchases. Consider the following points and ask good questions before you buy something; then you can avoid unwise spending and the regrets that usually follow foolish choices.
The Benefits of Using an Accounting System
why it is worthwhile to keep financial records
Maintaining an effective accounting system is an investment in your future and in the welfare of your family. It equips you to be an excellent steward of the resources God entrusts to you and helps you accomplish the following goals: