Today is Tuesday. Yes, I am aware of that fact. However, with yesterday being Memorial Day and a lazy day around the Jones house, it will feel like Monday all day long to me!! Plus, I really wanted to share something my husband shared with us during his sermon on Sunday. He was wrapping up our Weird series and talking how God wants us to be WEIRD with our money. The point that really hit me was “Weird is trusting God to be the Provider.”
Adam reminded us of how all throughout the Bible God has been TRYING to provide for His people.
- With Adam and Eve in the garden- God provided an entire garden for them to eat from, minus one tree. (Genesis 2:15-17) But that was not good enough for them so they rejected what God has provided by eating from the forbidden tree.
- With Abraham- God had promised to provide a great nation through Abraham’s offspring. (Genesis 12:2) But when it did not happen in his timetable, Abraham decides to reject God’s way of providing and caused himself all sorts of problems by sleeping with Hagar. (Genesis 16)
- With the Israelites after they left Eygpt- God provided manna (Exodus 16) and water from a rock (Exodus 17). But the Israelites still grumbled and complained against Moses and God because it was not like the comforts they had while they were slaves back in Egypt, “pots of meat and all the food they wanted”.
- With Elisha and the widow- God provided more than enough oil for the widow to pay off the debt she owed, plus have enough for her and her two sons to live on. (2 Kings 4)
Adam challenged us to be WEIRD by valuing people over things and generosity over greed. And he said that when we are blessed by God, perhaps we were “Blessed to be a blessing!”
This week I am looking for ways I can be WEIRD with my money and turning God’s blessings into blessings for others.