I am really feeling quite good today. I just finished reading Radical by David Platt. I want to make the commitment to The Radical Experiment to pray for the world for one year. I also want to commit to giving sacrificially. I’m not sure what that looks like though? I do know that giving 10% of what God gives me seems like a very small amount of money given the amount of money I make. I keep saying I can live on half the money I make, but can I really? I think I can. And if I make this sacrifice, I don’t think it will be giving away the money that will hurt as much as having to keep working 40 hours a week. I so want my life
to be easier than this. Just having to keep working 40 hours a week would be giving until it hurts. I also know God didn’t make me to have a life of leisure. He made me to be His servant. He blessed me with a great job so I could give money away.
But, to whom should I give the money? I want the people of the world to hear the Gospel. I don’t want them to die without ever having heard the Good News. We need people to go to them, to tell them. So I’m thinking missions would be a great place to send the money. Now how much should I give? Is it okay for me to have a savings account? I didn’t think it was a bad thing to have money for emergencies and such. But do I really need as much money from each pay check? Something needs to change. I need to make this commitment. As for the other 3 things, I have already committed to them. I’ve been committed to them almost from the moment I met Lord.
Ten things I am thankful for today:
61. revival in my heart
62. reading Radical + In His Steps
63. learning I can be more
64. I feel great
65. operation world’s website
66. learning there are 195 countries to pray for
67. a new sense of purpose
69. the desire to be committed
Check out The Radical Experiment and pray about whether God wants you to commit too.