Money Matters: Devotions from Time of Grace

Devotional
Spending Money God’s Way: Help People

As you get older, you will probably notice more and more how God sends help to you through other people--their words of encouragement, their critiques, their gifts. Did it ever occur to you that you might be the answer to someone else’s prayers?

God loves it when you share your toys. He loves it because you are helping someone he loves, and he loves it because it shows that you are willing to invest in his big agenda instead of exclusively in your little agenda.

“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed” (Proverbs 11:25). Did you notice the promise that God attached here? God never just takes from us. He never allows himself to be out-given. When we do his will with our money, he not only gives us a deep and lasting sense of satisfaction and a long-term joy without a hangover of guilt and depression. He also is perfectly capable of giving more money right back to us so that we can do it again.

We will be refreshed. That will happen. He promised, and he never lies.