One of my friends said, “That’s from Jen Hatmaker’s book ‘Interrupted’.”
We’ve made some decisions recently that have really made us sit down as a family and look at our finances. These decisions have been hard, but oh so good for us.
Just like God always does, each of these things came at the perfect time. Our financial decisions have opened our eyes to things we blindly throw money at. Reading “Interrupted” and “7” have made it even more clear how hardened and “normal” our consumer mindset is.
And again, just like God always does, he provided another example of how sharing your “wealth” can have an impact on those less fortunate.
I’ve mentioned before we sponsor kiddos from Compassion International. One of those kiddos is Napanu from Africa.
We provided $20 (or something miniscule like that) for her birthday present. This week we got a letter from Napanu thanking us for the present. She said it included:
- Two chickens
- A dress
- (Plastic?) sheet
What we would have spent on a drive through McDonalds or a shirt at JCPenneys, was instead used for something USEFUL and NOURISHING and NEEDED.
Thank you Jesus.