Read: “For we live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)
Reflect: Honestly, my spouse and I have avoided giving at church. We have heard the sermons on tithing and generosity over the years and somehow managed to avoid talking about it at home or following up on something we know we should be doing. In my mind, my excuses were really good: We need to bulk up our savings. I should pay down this debt. We have some impending expenses I should plan for. And even the fact that I didn’t want to give up some of my items of comfort.
You don’t have to look too hard at this list to see that each reason for not giving starts with me. And the hard truth is that I have looked at my spiritual life through the lens of Jesus first and me second, but I’ve looked at my financial life with me as the center. My wants. My needs. My plans.
So we are having that hard conversation. We are jumping all in to Cannonball and trusting God with our finances as we look to align our wallets with what we say we value most. If I claim that I want my life to make eternal waves for God, then my actions should back that up.
This weekend is Commitment Weekend and our family will be taking this step for the first time. We are jumping in!
React: Are you on the fence about Cannonball or avoiding making a decision? What is holding you back? What is your next right step?
Pray: God, help us all take the time to ask you our part to play and give us strength to follow through with what you say. Amen.