Getting financially healthy can feel daunting, but with a few simple tools, you can get on track! Here are some of our favorite resources to help you on your journey to financial health.
We highly recommend checking out this sermon from Pastor Robert Morris if you’d like to learn more about what the Bible teaches regarding your money. This message, “The Ten Financial Commandments,” could completely change the way that you view your finances.
PERSONAL BUDGETING TOOL
One of the best ways that you can be a good steward of what God has entrusted to you is to create a personal budget and stick with it! Here are some spreadsheet tools that our team has created for you to download and utilize.
Pastor Robert Morris has created 21 days of encouraging devotionals to accompany his book, “The Blessed Life.” These are available to you for free through Gateway Church.
Whether you are struggling to get out of debt or are just looking for some best practices for stewarding your resources, there is a lot of great content available for you through Ramsey Solutions.
OUR FAVORITE BOOKS
There are plenty of great Biblically-sound books out there that can help you with your finances.
Here are a few of our favorites.
Learn how to pay off debt and plan for your financial future with “Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey.
Learn and understand the basic principle that God owns everything and then discover what He would have you do with your resources through “the Treasure Principle” by Randy Alcorn.
Learn about how generosity can unlock the favor of God in your life in “the Blessed Life” by Robert Morris.
GOD INVITES US TO TEST HIM.
There is only ONE place in the Bible where God invites people to test him, and it is in the area of our finances.
This one place is in Malachi 3.10, where God says:
“Bring all the tithes into my house… if you do, I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”
Tithing is not just about money.
It’s a reflection of where our heart is in relation to God. We give in response to Jesus. We give because God owns it all, and we are putting him first in our lives above all other things.
We want you to be able to experience the joy of trusting Jesus in all areas of our life, which includes our finances.
This step you’re taking is a step of faith and we are excited to see God move in amazing ways.
We also want to come alongside you with encouragement and inspiring stories throughout your journey.
WHAT IS TITHING?
Tithing is giving the first 10% of our income back to God through his house (the local church).
Your tithe should be given to the church where you attend.
WHY TAKE THE CHALLENGE?
This challenge is a commitment to bring back to God your tithe, your first 10% for 90 days. Throughout the 90 days, we will send encouragement and resources so that you can continue to grow in your faith.
At the end of 90 days, you will have experienced God caring for you and nurturing you in your journey of faith. We believe that you will continue to honor God with the tithe because you have seen Him work wonders in your life.
God is faithful to his word and his promises and you are going to experience him in a new and fresh way. We can’t wait to see how God moves in your life as you take this step.