are you a rich Christian? (31 days of enough)

Your comments from yesterday are blowing me away …

For those of you just joining us today, yesterday I wrote 7 Quick Ways to Know if You’re Rich because I often have to combat a faux ‘poverty mindset’ which leads me to feeling stingy, anxious, and unjoyful. And I invited others to add to my list. You should go read them … really. It will make you feel extremely wealthy.

I was thinking about your comments when I went to the grocery store yesterday. As I was waiting in line, I looked around at all the super wealthy people. Checking phone messages, drinking coffee and reading the paper with dogs in tow, pushing baskets loaded up with food, etc.

Then I walked to the parking lot and saw the sea of cars. Got in mine, music playing, air-conditioning humming and I thought …

If I believe in God’s sovereignty and favor and all that razzamatazz, then I am rich for a reason.

I didn’t pick the nation of my birth, didn’t work the system to have parents that loved me, cared for me and paid for my education. I certainly haven’t done anything extraordinary to be the recipient of all this blessing. And yet … I am.  And so I wondered:

What is the right response because of all this blessing? What kind of attitudes and actions should we have toward God and others as ‘rich Christians’?  

Comment and let me know what you think ~ and you’re entered to win in today’s giveaway which is a copy of Will’s book Enough and a $5 Starbucks card.

1) Only one entry per giveaway item. 2) You are eligible to win only one item a week. 3) Entries on this item open until 5 pm (CST) on Friday 10/26/12. 4) Winners must live in the contiguous United States. This week’s winners will be announced this Saturday (10/27) on my blog. Please check your email promptly if you’re announced as a winner.