“At the vestry meeting, the congregation’s wealthiest member decided to share a portion of his faith story.
“I’m a millionaire,” he said, “and I attribute it all to the rich blessings of God in my life. I can still remember the turning point in my faith, like it was yesterday:
I had just earned my first dollar and I went to a youth meeting that night. The speaker was a missionary who told about his work. I knew that I only had a dollar bill and had to either give it all to God’s work or nothing at all. So at that moment I decided to give my whole dollar to God. I believe that God blessed that decision, and that is why I am a rich man today.”
When he finished and sat down, the chair of the stewardship committee leaned over and said: “Wonderful story! I dare you to do it again!”
Paul says in Galatians 3:3, “Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?”
Think about the possibilities if you exerted yourself in the things of God as you did when you first came to know Christ? No reservations. No holds barred. No unbelief. Just risk. Just radical Christianity. Just faith.
Director of Shepherds Heart SA