The Gospel According to Miracle Whip

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Whatever amount of money you earn, remember the gospel according to Miracle Whip: Give, Save, Live!

What is Miracle Whip?  Miracle Whip is “sorta-kinda-not-really-like” mayo, but multiplied by awesomeness.  It’s also known for kicking sandwiches and salads up a notch.

My mother used Miracle Whip to make turkey and ham sandwiches for my brother and me to take to school.  What I remember most about the Miracle Whip jars is that my parents used three empty jars to teach us about money management. They labeled one “Church,” one “Bank,” and one “Store.”

I always dropped 10 cents from every dollar from my allowance in the “Church” jar. Then I gave 20 cents to the “Bank” and finally placed 70 cents in the “Store.” So I gave 10 percent to tithe, 20 percent to savings, and then I could spend 70 percent.

It’s important for parents to teach their children about finances and money management.  My parents wanted to make sure my brother and I learned the key to financial success. The key to true financial freedom is to give to God first, save second, and spend the rest.

I recently heard Andy Stanley say when it comes to money:  Give, Save, Live!  When you get paid it’s important to invest in God’s kingdom first by giving to God first.  Then invest in your kingdom and save for your future.  And then you live on the rest.  As opposed to live, save, and give God the leftovers.

This is the way you can throw open the door to God’s involvement in your finances.  Malachi 3:10 says that if we bring the whole tithe into the storehouse then the Lord Almighty will throw open the flood gates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.  Although this is an Old Testament promise to Israel, do you think the principle still applies to us today?

Whatever amount of money you earn, remember the gospel according to Miracle Whip:  Give, Save, Live!

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