The spirit of pride says, â€œWealth comes from hard work.â€ The spirit of poverty says, â€œWealth comes from the devil.â€ The spirit of pride says, â€œYou should be proud of what you have.â€ The spirit of poverty says, â€œYou should be ashamed of what you have.â€ Pride wants people to think that we paid more. Poverty wants people to think we paid less. Gratitude doesnâ€™t care what people think; it only cares what God thinks!Here are some other ideas in his book that I particularly resonated with:
God is interested in creating the heart of a farmer. A farmer prepares the soil, plows, plants, carefully oversees and seeks to protect what he has planted but trusts God for the increase in due season. If he doesnâ€™t see it come at an expected time, he knows in due season it will come. If heâ€™s hailed out, rained out, stormed out or droughted out, he still farms because he has the heart of a farmer. Many people talk about the promise of â€œa hundredfoldâ€ return (Matt. 13:8,23). The truth is, not every farmer receives that kind of return. Being â€œblessedâ€ means having supernatural power working for you. By contrast, being â€œcursedâ€ means having supernatural power working against you. The devil hates Spirit-led giving because it simultaneously diminishes his kingdom and makes us more like our heavenly Father. The truth is that God not only uses our stuff to test us, but He uses other peopleâ€™s stuff as well. In other words, how we respond to someone else being blessed says a lot about the condition of our hearts. We must pass the test of needâ€”trusting God to take care of us. We must pass the test of greedâ€”using abundance wisely and in obedience to Godâ€™s promptings. Moreover, we must pass the test of seedâ€”sowing bountifullyâ€”as we observe the three principles of seedtime and harvest. I was born selfish, but I was born again generous.You can find out more about Robert Morris and his church by clicking here.
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