Friday, April 8, 2011

Day 33 (April 8): The Real Meaning of Financial Empowerment

The members of the West Campus are progressing nicely in developing the practice of worship and warfare. Our Harp and Bowl service last night was over the top!

Financial Empowerment is not just you personally achieving a strong financial footing. You have been called to help others less fortunate than yourself. In fact, we’re taught: “If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you” (Lev. 25:35).

This verse is being demonstrated everyday at Christ Church. Most of the times the practice is done so silently and under the radar that no one knows who assisted whom. The focus is not about getting recognition from others, but about helping someone who has gone or is going through a heavy trial.

Last Christmas, one of the single parents experienced a robbery. The thief stole valuables in addition to the children’s Christmas gifts. Can you imagine the emotional trauma notwithstanding the financial loss, and the untimely nature of such an act? Fortunately, a bunch of folks at the church got wind of it and chipped in financially. They restored the gifts and most of the valuable items so that Christmas would not be a sad ordeal for this family.

This was a powerful picture of Lev. 25:35 being lived out in our day. Share a post of a story that demonstrates the practice of this verse.

I will resume new postings to my blog on Monday, April 11th. Get ready to encounter God in worship this weekend! Also come prepared to receive a powerful word that will inspire you to successfully continue our Financial Empowerment Journey! We’re almost at the end. One more week to go! Strive to finish well!

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