Your Relationship with Money: Generosity or Greed?

Life is too short and too important to live with the constant stress, anxiety, and worry that come from not honoring God with your finances. We will spend a lot more time in eternity than we will in this life.

Consider Jesus’s words in Matthew 6:19-21:

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.”

I encourage you to memorize these verses and decide to live by them.

And at the end of your life, your relationship with money will be summed up by one of two words, either generosity or greed. You have the opportunity, and now the tool, to embrace a life of generosity–a life free from stress and anxiety, a life in which your needs are met, and, ultimately, a life that honors God.

And at the end of your life, your relationship with money will be summed up by one of two words, either generosity or greed. Click To Tweet

The decision is yours. The ladder is right in front of you. Are you ready to climb?

“I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.” – Philemon 1:6

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–Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson

The above excerpt is from pgs. 106-107 of The Generosity Ladder: Your Next Step to Financial Peace.

Help your people find financial peace with my best-selling book, The Generosity Ladder. Imagine a life in which you don’t struggle to make ends meet each month–a life with no debt, a healthy savings account, and solid plans for retirement. Imagine being able to help people in need and give to causes much bigger than your own concerns. This is how God wants everyone to live. And it is attainable. With the help of this practical and insightful book, your people will uncover their true level of financial health and discover a step-by-step plan to save, spend, and invest money in a responsible, godly way. Click here for more information on ordering in bulk for your church.

Your partner in ministry,

Nelson

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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