God gets a lot more CBM in a recession
Church attendance in recessions: No rush for pews | The Economist.
CBM= ‘Character Building Mileage’
On Sunday I talked about the hard things to which God calls us. Moses was called to face the most powerful ruler of his day and ask him to release the Hebrews. Moses had a list of good excuses for why this was a bad idea.
What is God calling you to do that feels really hard? Are you paying attention to Him?
For all of us who follow Jesus, at some point, God will confront us about our money. He will call us to something hard financially– to not buy something, to give more away, to help someone in need, to give sacrificially. As I talked about God’s call on our finances, I made 2 points: God will mess with our money…
- Especially in such a wealthy area as Arlington (’cause we love it so much)
- Especially in such challenging economic circumstances (’cause we are so worried about it)
God gets a lot more Character Building Mileage in a recession. The Economist article has some interesting poll data about church attendance in recessions– goes down. So maybe I’m right. People don’t want God to mess with their finances, things are hard enough without Him getting involved…
It’s all His.