A church operating in financial peace –
Know the secret of contentment
Saves money consistently
Recognizes God’s ownership
Embraces its God-given mission
Commits to lifelong generosity
We like Stuff
What is Contentment?
Contentment is nothing more than ‘soul rest’. It is satisfaction, peace, assurance and a sense of well-being that is cultivated by pursuing the right things. Instead of more power, more money, more pleasure, and more control…we seek an abundance of grace and peace.
Authentic Faith, Gary Thomas
Contentment is when you are at rest, inside, right now, as things are.
I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Two Characteristics of Contentment :
1. Contentment means trusting God, not Visa
In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
2. Contentment means being thankful for what you have
Don’t put your joy in your stuff
Put your stuff in your joy
Put your joy in knowing Christ
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
1 Timothy 6:17