How much do you pay for your mobile? More than $11/ month?
I reckon a pretty standard amount is about $30 a month for $500 of value.If you switch to Vaya you can still get the $500 of value for only $11 a month. (And $700 and unlimited sms for $17)
Too good to be true?? A bunch of friends of mine have signed up and it seems to be the real deal. Even the reception is good- on the optus network. So for the same product you can easily save $19 a month or more!!
But my question is this- What did you think of doing with the extra money?
Save it? Buy more stuff? Free up a bit of room in the budget? Or did you consider the savings as a chance to give more? -An extra $19 that you can give to others and to the work of the gospel?
It’s so ‘natural’ to think of our own interests first rather than God and others. Recently I heard a song by Christian rapper Json and in it he says a line – ‘I give you my last’. It hit me like a brick wall. The reality is we are unlikely to give our extra, our excess, let alone giving away our last.
Consider the example of the early Christians in Macedonia and how they responded to finding true treasure in Jesus.
And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2 Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints.
As one small response to our great Lord & Saviour I encourage you to sign up to Vaya and give the money that you save to the work of the gospel in some way, shape or form.
great article Ritchie. His a link to see how much Australians spend on things and you can down load a app for apple phone to track your spending, they say they will make one for Android soon.
A great encouragement to be disciples in a practical everyday way.
I’ve also been enjoying an excellent new song called “simple living”. It includes this verse…
Now Jesus sat by the offering gate
As people brought their money
The rich they filled the collection plate
The widow gave a penny
“Now she’s outgiven all the rest –
her gift was all that she possessed”
Not what you give but what you keep
Is what the King is counting
I thought the conclusion of the verse was compelling…
Not what you give but what you keep is what the King is counting.