Here it comes another request for money. Another struggling organisation looking for support. Well, now not this time. I am going to explain how you can take biblical principles to be able to reach that dream of supporting more people in need. What is even better I am going to show you how to help two groups of people at once. One by giving value and one the other by giving money. Intrigued then read on.
We have a problem last the moment churches, charities and ministries are struggling more than usual. For many donations have gone down but costs of doing the things that they can still do despite the restrictions brought about by Covid19 have added to their costs.
For some, money has being going out but nothing has been coming in. They reach out to you for help but your income has hopefully not decreased too much but it definitely has not increased. Or maybe you are one who has been made redundant or you zero hours contact has been zero hours for longer than ever before. You have your own bills to pay and there they are asking you for money. Life is tough. The new normal is an economy the like of which we have not seen for years.
I would take a guess that you like me have seen mass redundancies and high unemployment before. When unemployment goes up and the number of job vacancies goes down you know the economy is in crisis. You want to help others but you don’t have the resources.
The good news is that we have found the answer in the Bible. I can remember seeing someone carrying a placard saying Jesus is the answer, now what is the question in a March for Jesus in 1988. Nothing changes does it?
There is more to the Bible than the gospels. There is Proverbs 31. Oh no not that ideal woman with the happy home that has been used to beat us up for years. Yes. but there is a lot more to it than that. Those male preachers who wanted you to reach those standards have struggled to admit that she knew how to make money and how to help the poor with it once she had made it. I am not sure if they thought that this would be a step too far as it might just show them up a bit.
Hidden in that poem are a collection of principles on handling money wisely. Ideas that have been around for over 3000 years and still work. She knows how to make money so she had enough to live and enough to give. Not only that but she was prepared when the hard times came.
She is my new role model and I have studied this passage in details and even wrote a book about it.