Living in a Place Called Trust
A young lady was sunbathing on the beach when a little boy in his swimming trunks, came up and asked her, "Do you believe in God?" Surprised by the question she replied, "Why, yes, I do." Then he asked "Do you read your Bible and pray every day?" Again she said, "Yes!" By now her curiosity was very much piqued. The little lad sighed with relief and said, "Okay then, will you hold my money while I go swimming?” (Source: “Confrontation” by Gordon Curley)
Trust is an important part of the Christian’s life. From the moment of salvation to walking with Christ each day, we practice trust. But did you know God trusts us too? He entrusts us with relationships, children and even financial provision. And He is our example of faithfulness in all these things: “…He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” (James 1:17) So how can we honor God and prove trustworthy with our finances?
One practical way is by choosing to support ministries that are impacting lives for Christ. This could be through a one-time charitable gift, or by including a ministry organization you trust into your Will. You can even support ministries you love like Grace Bible College from your traditional or Roth IRA. Now is a wonderful time to do that too, thanks to new legislation that extends the IRA Charitable Rollover. While this gift is non tax deductible, it still allows you the wonderful benefits of donating tax-free.
For a FREE copy of our special bulletin “One Giant Leap in the Journey of Faith” contact Steve Hilbrands from Grace Bible College at 616-538-2330 or Shilbrands@gbcol.edu - or bless your family today with a God-honoring Will at www.christianwill.org/gbc