Create a budget line in your personal finances that you keep
available to assist people who are in need. A budget is nothing more
than a plan for saving and spending money. It includes where the money
will come from and how much to expect, as well as what expenses that
same money will be used to meet. A good budget takes care of all the
regular and important bills like rent or mortgage, utilities, and food
and allows for the unexpected or occasional expenses. At the same time,
Scripture is crystal clear that Christians should be cheerful givers. It
is important that you budget so that you are a good steward of what God
has given you, and budgeting also allows you to use His money to help
others who are in need.
Proverbs 19:17"One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed."
2 Corinthians 9:6-7"Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
Here are some simple steps to budget specific finances to help others.
#14 Give offerings#15 Pray for non-believers#33 Know your neighbors#38 Live out random acts of kindness#42 Develop a financial budget#55 Tithe regularly
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