Restore Your Money – Renew Your Mind

by Jason on November 4, 2009

 Photo Credit: Onkel Wart

Ever step into a blog and wonder what it’s all about – what makes them tick – or what’s their core message?

I have.  I like to go to the about page right away and get a sneak peek into the mind’s eye of the author.

The reason for this post is to give you that peek into what this blog is all about.  I’ve updated and explained this in some detail on the about page, but I wanted to give a full post to help visitors understand what’s actually going on here.

The Idea of Redemption

Redeem literally means “to buy back” or “restore”.  Redemption is a theme found quite often in the Bible.  What God did through Jesus on the cross was return us back to the way things were supposed to be.  He redeemed us so that we could have a right relationship with Him.

When it comes to our money – God had an original design for the way it should be made, handled, spent, saved and given.  Because we are all sinful we’ve fractured the way it’s supposed to be.

This site is created to help redeem back what God’s original design was for our money.

Restoring Your Money

My goal at Redeeming Riches is to give practical tips, insights and advice to help you become a better manager of your money.

This is known as stewardship.  God has called us to be good stewards of the resources we have.  We fail at this many times – so my aim is to help restore your money to a place where it is being stewarded under God’s design.

We need relevant information to help us make good financial decisions and become better stewards.  So, what you’ll find to help you restore your money is sometimes plain old personal finance tips.  Other times you’ll find a post that deals with the psychology behind our money – or why we do the things we do.

Not all of the content in these posts are going to be inherently “Christian”.  In other words – some posts will be strictly a “how to guide” or a “5 tips” kind of post that are more practical than spiritual.

All of it, however, is designed to inform you to help you make better financial decisions so as to become a better steward.

Renewing Your Mind

God calls us not to be conformed to the pattern of this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2).

A big part of becoming a better steward is the renewing of our mindsets and faulty views we have about our money.  Some of these faulty views include:

  • Money buys lasting happiness
  • Money brings comfort and security and that’s really what I need
  • Money is evil
  • Money is mine, so I can do whatever I want with it

These are just some of the thoughts we have that need to be renewed.

The bottom line is that God is very concerned with how we handle our money and steward the resources he’s given to us.

The mission of Redeeming Riches is to help us think biblically and practically about our money so we can redeem back the misguided views that wealth leads to happiness, restore the way we handle our finances so we become the stewards God has called us to be and also renew the correct perspective that God himself is the source of lasting joy.

My hope and prayer is that through this little site, God can help redeem our failures, restore our finances and renew our faith.

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