Put your money where your mouth is

Put your money where your mouth is. I’m sure you have heard that phrase before countless times. However, have you reflected on what it could mean spiritually? I have. To me, it means that I should not hoard money. I should be willing to use it to bless others as God has blessed me. After all, God is the owner of everything on heaven and in earth.

What you and I have belongs to the Father. We are merely His stewards and He is the owner. What we do with His money should reflect our Christian principals and beliefs.

You might have heard the song by Brendon Heath, Give Me Your Eyes

Look down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight

Touch down on the cold black top
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breath in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos

All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me you heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide what’s underneath

There’s a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
Too ashamed to tell his wife
He’s out of work, He’s buying time

Pre Chorus / Chorus

I’ve been here a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just move and pass me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
I need a second glance
Give me a second chance
To see the way you’ve seen the people all along

Chorus

The song says to give him God’s eyes so that he can see everything that he has been missing. God doesn’t miss anything, but we do. We can become so pre-occupied with our problems that we fail to see all the hurt that is around us.

When we pass the homeless person on the street, do we stop and talk to them? Do we offer to take the money that we were going to spend on our Starbucks coffee and instead use it to buy them a hot meal? Do we turn a blind eye to widow down the street? Or do we offer to help her with her car problem, her house payment, or to buy groceries for the week? Are we as Christians, putting our money where our mouth is? Or are we just pretending to be Christians? Are we Christians in name only or do our actions bespeak God’s word? Remember, we might be the only bible a non-believer ever reads. If we do not display God’s love with our actions and our money (His money), then we cannot and should not call ourselves Christians. Take time to look around and see how you can help others, be it by doing something with the money or the time God has given (entrusted) to you.

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