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‘Roadblocks to Giving’ by Randy Alcorn #LAFruits Devotional

August: FINANCIAL FRUITFULNESS
Reading: Amos 5, Psalms 19
@thelafamily August 23

Roadblocks to Giving

We know that Christ commands us to give. And we know He offers us great rewards for giving. So why is it so hard to give?

I’m convinced that the greatest deterrent to giving is this: the illusion that earth is our home. But Heaven, not earth, is my home.
The Bible says we’re pilgrims, strangers, aliens on earth (Hebrews 11:13). We are ambassadors representing our true country (2 Corinthians 5:20). “Our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20). We’re citizens of “a better country — a heavenly one” (Hebrews 11:16).

Where we choose to store our treasures depends largely on where we think our home is.

Suppose your home is France and you’re visiting America for three months, living in a hotel. You’re told that you can’t bring anything back to France on your flight home. But you can earn money and mail deposits to your bank in France.

Would you fill your hotel room with expensive furniture and wall hangings? Of course not. You’d spend only what you needed on the temporary residence, sending your treasures ahead so they’d be waiting for you when you got home.
If we let this reality sink in, it would change forever change the way we think and live. We would stop laying up treasures in our earthly hotel rooms and stand sending more ahead to our true home.

Prayer: Father, thank you for preparing a place in heaven. Help me to always remember that heaven, not earth, is my home. In Jesus name.

The above is an excerpt from ‘The Treasure Principle’ by Randy Alcon. To download, please click here