This weekend, I am sharing what we are undertaking as a church-wide initiative to change Columbus! Many of us on staff have been praying that the ripple effect of this launch will carry on for all eternity.
It’s for everyone…
It knows no limit…
Get Rich week 4…get on the path and put the pedal to the metal!
I can hardly wait for this weekend to get here…see you soon,
Have you ever done something in life thinking you wouldn't enjoy the experience but, after the fact, you realized it was amazing and you were so glad you did it? I think that’s what the act of giving looks like in America. As a nation, we are below-average givers, but many are excellent buyers and shoppers. Giving does not come naturally. If you question that statement, just visit any daycare, preschool, or home with multiple kids playing at the same time, and you will see what I’m talking about! Giving is something we must learn. Just like so many other important lessons of life that we teach our children (shower, wash your hands, brush your teeth, drink your milk, say thank you, I could go on foreverJ), teaching them how to live life generously, in their giving, will bring health and joy otherwise beyond their grasp.
I can hardly wait for week 3 of Get Rich… a paycheck alone won’t get you there. The good news…the path to getting rich is one we all can travel and pass on to our kids!
In June of 2013, Forbes magazine ran an article titled, “Money, Sex, Power: How to Get Plenty of One.” Money is commonly viewed as one of the greatest motivations known to mankind, although we all know money cannot buy peace, nor heal broken relationships. Yet, its pull on our hearts and minds is undeniable. Money will always work for us or against us.
I ran across a story recently that speaks to this called, “Two Wolves.”
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people during their lives.
He said, “My son, the battle is inside all of us.
One is evil… anger, jealousy, greed, arrogance, pride, etc…
The other is good… joy, peace, love, humility, compassion, etc…”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
This weekend we find out more as we grow and take steps toward God’s best for our lives.