2 Corinthians 9:7 reads, "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." Do you feel joy when giving to your church or those in need? Did you know there’s a way to increase that joyful feeling found only through generosity? Today, host Rob West welcomes Kendra VanderMeulen of the National Christian Foundation to talk about that. Kendra VanderMeulen is president of the National Christian Foundation’s Northwest office in Seattle. She and her team help families and individuals across the Pacific Northwest create innovative giving strategies. Then it’s your calls at 800-525-7000. The idea of joy in giving is biblical. God is all about his glory and he’s all about our joy. He is the most glorified when we are the most joyful in him. Joy in giving brings him glory. Scripture breaks down joy in giving into 3 big areas: the Church, meaning the community of people who feed us spiritually, the Great Commission, meaning reaching the ends of earth with the story of the Gospel, and finally the vulnerable widows, orphans and others who have need. We know there are purposes God has prepared in advance for everyone, Ephesians 2:10 reads, "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." It is good for people to start paying attention to the things that break their hearts and the things that bring them joy those are big indicators of where God is calling them to personally give. And then, given what we know about the relationship between glory and joy, that when we are joyful, we bring God glory, as we discover those things, we can use the lens of those 3 things mentioned, the Church, the Great Commission, and the vulnerable to decide if those are the places where we should invest. Here are a couple of questions we answered from our callers on today’s program: --I have a family friend that got behind in her mortgage. It is in collections and they’ve told her an amount that she has to pay or it will go into collections. What is the best way to help her? How does this work? Ask your questions at (800) 525-7000 or email them to [email protected]. Visit our website at MoneyWise.org where you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach, purchase books, and even download free, helpful resources like the MoneyWise app. Like and Follow us on Facebook at MoneyWise Media for videos and the very latest discussion! Remember that it’s your prayerful and financial support that keeps MoneyWise on the air. Help us continue this outreach by clicking the Donate tab at the top of the page.
How does your faith in Jesus influence your daily financial decisions? As believers, our faith must be the foundation of our financial stewardship, which is why we're excited to announce that the MoneyWise radio show is now Faith & Finance. Join Rob West and special guests as they address today’s financial questions with biblical answers. To be a part of the broadcast, call 1 (800) 525-7000 or you can email your questions to: [email protected]
It’s important to plan where you’re going, and financially, that plan is called a budget, which helps you decide where your dollars will go. But are there some dangers associated with budgeting? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Chad Clark about the dangers of budgeting. Then, Rob will tackle your calls and financial questions. See omnystudio. com/listener for privacy information.
Each of us has an inner money manager. So, what happens if yours and your spouse’ disagree? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Matt Bell to explain how couples who can reconcile differences about handling their finances avoid a lot of conflicts in marriage, and they do it by getting in touch with their inner money managers. Then Rob will answer your calls and financial questions. See omnystudio. com/listener for privacy information.
You might look like you’re doing fine on the outside, but how’s your heart these days? Perhaps it’s time for some introspection and some reassurance from God’s Word. On tpoday's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about how we can do a financial heart check to make sure we’re living with the right attitudes when it comes to money and possessions. Then he’ll answer some calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio. com/listener for privacy information.
God’s Word speaks of the many blessings of marriage—companionship, comfort, and loyalty, to name a few. But did you know that some marital blessings are financial? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about marriage and the bottom line. Then he’ll take your calls and various financial questions.
Will artificial intelligence be a great blessing for humanity, or spell doom for mankind? You can find arguments for both sides of that debate. But one thing’s for sure, it’s coming a lot faster than we all expected. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome economist Jerry Bowyer to share his views on this topic and answer the question—Is AI a boon or a bane? Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics.