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Entries in fiance (1)

Friday
Dec132013

Financial Decisions from a Religious Perspective 

How do you give to your church and other charities? Here Kaye gives her own answers about how she approaches giving donations. She describes how she can turn to the Lord in this process and practically how she balances her own needs with those of others. -Editor.

How do I invite God into my financial decision-making?

Remembering to invite God in, is the first step. My brain begins thinking about usefulness in a broad way. I then reflect about the God-given talents I have, and gain a sense of gratitude because I know that only the Lord could have blessed me with them. (I certainly didn’t create them!) This brings me back to addressing the financial questions from a grateful heart asking myself, “Where would this money be best spent and why?”

How do I balance the needs in the world and wanting to donate to causes AND my own debt and need for financial stability?

Starting from broad reflection, I know that EVERYTHING is from the Lord: I ask Him to guide my ways, and TRUST that He will. It makes this balancing of needs feel like a peaceful partnership not one full of personal angst.

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