The way we see things is the source of the way we think and the way we act.  ~ Stephen Covey

 …let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Rom 12:2

 A Changed mind changes behavior and behavior reinforces mind.  (LEAP) Listen Engage Apply Produce

 Topic of money and possessions in Bible more than anything else…..  Why?

 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. 1 Tim 6:10

 If you are a Reborn Spiritual Being the Holy Spirit is convicting you to be generous. 

 What is holding you back?   Fear and love of money

 Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender. Prov 22:7

 Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty. Prov 21:5

 The wicked borrow and never repay, but the godly are generous givers.  Ps 37:21

 We have to develop an “It’s all God’s” perspective.

 God created everything… Everything was created through him and for him… Col 1:16

Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life. 1 Tim 6:18-19

 Important money perspective questions:

  1. Where did it all go?
  2. What did I spend it on?
  3. What has been accomplished for eternity through the use of God’s stuff?

 We have to live open handed? (Whatever God Attitude)