Time, talent, and treasure are the three main areas of stewardship. Of the three, the most emotion enducing aspect is always treasure. In today's economy, it is often difficult and stressful to take care of our own needs, let alone worrying about tithing or other charitable giving.
And yet, God calls us to be good stewards of our assets, and to cheerfully share them to support his church on earth.
Cheerfully? Are you kidding? How can anyone cheerfully give away a portion when there's not even enough to pay the mortage?
See? You're already stressing. But you can relax, because God's got your back on this one. He wants to meet your needs, and he wants to provide so abundantly that you are able to joyfully support his church and help the needy.
God promises that good stewards, those who are responsible in managing what they already have been given, will be given more. But it won't happen by sitting in your favorite easy chair, hand outstretched, waiting for money to drop from Heaven. We need to apply a little action to our faith.
Unfortunately, money management can be tough, and something we were not always taught growing up. Even if we did receive a foundation in handling our resources wisely, the world today constantly bombards us with so many anti-stewardship messages that it can be very difficult to find even a starting point to begin the journey.
Which brings me to my point.
I recently stumbled upon a great website that covers all aspects of managing money God's way. Whether you are interested in budgeting, investing, making more money, or simply trying to figure out how to pay this month's rent, there will be information there to help.
Today I found a great article covering the 20 best ways to save money. And who couldn't stand to save a little money?
So, go explore Christian Personal Finance. The link will take you directly to the article I just mentioned. PLUS, right now they are giving away a free iPad! You can enter to win by following the instructions there. http://christianpf.com/16-ways-to-save-money-by-not-being-normal/