The last few Sunday message’s have been about making 2019 a better year than 2018. I entitled one of those messages’s ‘Anyone Can’. I based my teaching around the old saying ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’. Two thoughts 1. To build a better year, pick the area of life that is most letting you down and 2. Begin building that area brick by brick (check out the message on podcast). One of the inescapable truths of life is that small things done consistently over time (brick by brick) leads to big things. This works in a positive direction or negative. Are you a saver or compulsive spender? Whichever you are, you know what I am talking about! I actually believe the area of finances is one that brick by brick LCCR are having a huge win. We as a collective are winning the war with our finances.
As much as the church finances are strong I am actually speaking of us as individuals. I have heard so many stories in recent months from members of our congregation that tell me we are winning the war and breaking the control finances have over our lives. You may think I am talking about members stories of financial margin (one of the big bricks we talk about regularly here at LCCR). Financial margin although God’s indisputable desire for us isn’t the greatest indicator of winning the war. The Bible is very clear that the greatest indicator is our personal level of financial generosity; generosity towards the extension of God’s kingdom and generosity towards each other.
‘Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed’. Proverbs 11:24&25.
I have lost count of the good news stories I have heard in the last few months from those who have been blessed financially by you guys. This is by far the greatest indicator any church can have that they are winning the war on mammon. I am so proud of each and every one of you. One of the greatest challenges in this world is to break the hold money has over us. Your generosity towards each other is proving again and again that greed is on the backfoot and generosity is rising. Don’t back off, don’t step back, don’t become complacent, we are Winning!!!