The Sixth of Seven Victories of the Generous Spirit
A few years ago a friend introduced me to a revolutionary idea. In our battle against the enemy, one of our greatest weapons is generosity. You may have never considered generosity as a weapon against the enemy. Neither had I. Here is the sixth of the seven victories that we win every time we perform an act of giving that flows from a generous, Christ-centered spirit.
Victory #6 – Money has no hold on me!
We must acknowledge the power that Jesus ascribes to money. There is no greater way to rob money of this power than to simply give it away. The world around us is telling us that money is the solution to our problems. With more money we can live in our dream house, travel the world, be admired by our friends, control our circumstances, satisfy all of our pleasures and desires, and be happy. Of course, it’s all a lie, a grand deception. We’ve seen how the love of money brings nothing but bondage, fear, anxiety, stress and despair. Our acts of generosity, our free and joyful giving is a public declaration that we renounce and reject this whole distorted notion about money in our world. We say directly to the enemy, “money has no hold on me. The Lord provides it and the Lord guides me in giving it away lavishly and generously. The Lord will take care of my every need, and therefore money has no place in my heart.” That is real freedom. That is true victory!
What kind of life do you want for yourself? Do you recognize the chains that keep you in bondage, that rob you of the life God created you to live, that stress you out and wear you down? Are you listening to the lies of the enemy regarding money, possessions, power, pride and praise? Most importantly, do you want to be free?
The loving God who created you has an amazing vision for your life, and it includes a heart of a faithful steward that is opened up to the world through Christ-centered generosity. I pray that you will embrace that life today. It begins with a simple but profound affirmation, “It’s All His.” To God be the glory