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Earlier this year, a friend recommended to me a book that had made an impact on her and her husband’s lives. It was called Money, Possessions, and Eternity by Randy Alcorn.

The title seemed vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t remember where I had seen this book.

A few days later I realized why. I had purchased the book in 2011 but had never opened it.

It’s amazing how God’s timing works — this book was exactly what I needed to read when she mentioned it to me.

It’s been a great read, but believe me when I say that it’s not a comfortable read.

If you allow it to seep into the cracks of your soul, you’ll be convicted, challenged, and inspired to recommit your finances to God.

I’ll leave you with one passage that stepped all over my proverbial toes:

“Why have faith in God when you have faith in yourself? Why trust God when you have all your bases covered? Why pray when you have everything under control? Why ask for your daily bread when you own the bakery? Self-sufficiency is the great enemy of faith and prayer, which are the heartbeat of the Christian life.”

May we all have the courage to relinquish the right to control and own the bakery today.

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Aaress Lawless

Aaress enjoys helping small businesses and ministries, having budget travel adventures with friends, and blogging about life lessons on Instagram.

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