Minimalist money isn’t about addition but about sharing. We don’t store things up, rather we strategically grow where we can to invest in those things that matter to us most. Today’s blog is a repost from 2007. After hearing a powerful message this weekend about the pain of being Strapped by debt, I want to share this quote again. May you be challenged to make some radical changes like our family has so you may live life on purpose. Here’s the repost on minimalist money…
A Cherished Quote to Share (originally posted in November 2007)
I believe that many of you out there reading this blog are considering a financial leap of faith, whether it is giving a large sum of money to a missionary family, downsizing your home to free up money for God’s Kingdom, building an orphanage, or using your savings for something other than what you first set out to do with it (which I highly recommend). It’s been on my heart to share with you (whoever you are!) this quote that God led me to during a cross-country minivan drive with Chris and the kids last July. It changed our family’s direction forever. May God use this quote to encourage you to advance from questioning His will to acting in obedience.
“When the Lord returns, what will happen to all the money sitting in bank accounts, retirement programs, estates, and foundations? It will burn…it could’ve been exchanged for gold, silver, and precious stones. Money that could’ve been used to feed the hungry and fulfill the great commission will go up in smoke. Have you ever played one of those card games where the winner is the one who runs out of cards first? At the end of the game, every card left counts against you. The American dream is to die with as many cards in your hand as possible. But maybe we’ve got it backwards.”
Randy Alcorn, Treasure Principle
Dana Byers and her family are passionate about adoption and online ministry, and they sold all they owned in 2007 to live a mobile lifestyle overseas and expand online ministry practices globally. She’s the author of “The Art of Online Ministry” and recently moved to Oklahoma to become the Community Pastor for LifeChurch.tv Church Online. All opinions shared here are expressly her own.