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Retrain Your Desires

February 22, 2010

Just read this very helpful quote from Tim Chester:

Here’s a tip: Your thoughts will follow your money. ‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’ (Matt 6:21). So we can use or giving to retrain our desires and interests. Spend money on things and those things will matter to you. I remember seeing a beautiful, new car parked on our street and thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a car like that?’ And then I thought, ‘No! I’d only worry about it getting scratched.’ So use money to retrain your desires and interests by giving it away. Spend money on mission and other people, and mission and other people will become what interests you.

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