Ill tell you what it can do! It can buy me a foot long sandwich. It can buy me 5 Arizona Teas, 10 if you had the coupon I had at Walgreens! It could buy me one of those “define yourself with your drink” Starbucks coffees. $5 could buy ME a lot of things. What would you do if you were given a crisp 5 dollar bill? (Because crumpled ones are worth less)
Now what if you told yourself that the $5 someone just gave wasn’t your money, its Gods money? Spend it on what Jesus would spend it on..the game changes..my mind changes. I don’t want to spend it on Starbucks when I could spend it on the guy who sleeps on the sidewalk.
Now tell yourself (myself) that ALL of your money..is not yours. Instead of using that $5 someone gave you to do Gods work..use your own $5. Double up. Now you’ve got 10! And you can do simple math..
This is more of a lesson to myself, but I hope to share it with you what I’ve been learning. Sunday morning when I went to church at the Well, the lesson was about being a missionary wherever you are. What could you do with a measly $5 that you gave to God? What if the church body thought like that? They gave us time to read a booklet about an upcoming event to serve while music played.
Inside each booklet handed to thousands of people spread over multiples campuses was a crisp 5 dollar bill. “
“This is not your money. This is Gods money.”