Refer Me To the Welfare Office

Refer Me To the Welfare Office

In my second semester of college I had to take a required course in economics. The first and only thing I really took out of that class was the following rule:

There is a limited supply of resources.

No one but the government seems to argue with this rule.

But I’ll cut to the chase and say that I think there is a way to beat that rule.


If you saw my IRS tax return you’d probably refer me to the local Welfare office. Crazy thing is, I’ve never had any lack. It doesn’t make sense on paper.

But I’ll let you in on a little secret. Emily and I figured out a long time ago that when you tithe and give beyond your tithe you step into a whole other economy.

God’s economy.

And the numbers rarely add up in that world. I’m not just talking about money. I’m talking about every area of your life. Health. Work. Relationships.

Just when you think the well is about to dry up you find more water flowed in while you weren’t watching.

If you want to take your life to the next level I’d encourage you to start giving hard. Give when it hurts. Get a little reckless in your giving.

Combine generosity with some basic financial wisdom and you’ll find yourself living like a rich man when the books say you are poor.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Eph. 3:20-21