do you wish to be FREE?
tbV and i are friends with a guy called Mark Scandrette, who together with his wife Lisa, just finished a book called ‘Free: Spending your Time and Money on what matters most.’
the presentation that they did for the book was so inspirational that we signed up to lead an 8 week book study which will be starting early October. the main question the book asks is whether you are spending your Money and your Time on the same things that you claim to Value most in life [which most of us probably aren’t]. then through activities and discussions it seeks to help you put some things in place and change some mindsets so that those things will line up a lot more.
i have just started reading the book and this ‘prayer of abundance’ really connected with me. The invitation is to pray this prayer daily as you are working through the book:
I know that I am cared for by an abundant Provider
I choose to be grateful and trusting,
I believe I have enough and that what I need will always be provided.
I choose to be content and generous.
I know that my choices matter for myself, for others and for future generations.
Help me to live consciously and creatively,
celebrating signs of your new creation that is present and coming.
Creator, who made me to seek the greater good of Your kingdom,
Guide me to use my time, talents and resources to pursue what matters most.
Teach me to be free,
to live without worry, fear or greed in the freedom of Your abundance.
Give me my daily bread, as I share with those in need.
Thank You for the precious gift of life.
[From ‘Free’ by Mark Scandrette]
imagine what the world could, and would, look like if we all prayed that, and meant it, every day.