Welcome to Day 1 in the Land of Enough! Great job making it this far. Using the Web Links every day will greatly enhance your Passport experience. Be sure to browse the entire website when you get a chance.
Today’s activity may be the most important experience you will have during the next 30 days. What you see here cannot be unseen. Use the information from your notes to see how rich you are in comparison with the other 7 billion people who live on the earth today by clicking the link below:
When you’re done you can come back and leave a comment about what you’ve learned and how it makes you feel.
The ACT section of today’s devotional encourages you to create and stick to a budget. Mint.com is a great resource that can help you track your spending and start budgeting right away. Regardless of how you set up your budget it is essential that you know where your money is going if you are going to use your wealth to impact the world for God.
7 thoughts on “Day 1: Wealth”
I was so surprised to see where I ranked on the globalrichlist website.
I still live with my parents as a college student and have so much covered for me-the majority of my food, shelter, phone, internet, health insurance, ect. I really don’t pay for much yet a lot of the time I get frustrated because I don’t have extra money in my account anymore since paying for school this semester. I work but don’t make a lot as a church intern and find it difficult to manage my money often. I was thinking of what my sister Vency would think and I thought she would probably think how blessed I am. She would probably use my apx. $14 a day not just to provide for her family but for others that she knows as well. This is going to be a hard journey to not feel guilty but feel blessed. I am kind of scared but I want to do it.
I was surprised to find out that my family is actually in the top 3% of the world as far as income. Wow. I do feel like we do need a little more to survive where we are, but we are certainly blessed with resources above and beyond what is available to the rest of the world. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn, from Dave Ramsey, what to do with the wealth I have, despite living below the U.S. poverty line. I am looking forward to helping brothers and sisters like Vency through special missions with what I _do_ have. I do feel blessed. I agree with Katie that Vency would probably use my daily income for the good of those around her.
I can’t believe how privileged and blessed I am. It will be a daily challenge for me never to complain about my financial situatuon….something that is so easy for me to do. Nonetheless, it is a challenge worth taking. I need to be more aware of my spending and think of more ways to use it in helping others.
We are beginning to use your book and website in our region in South Florida. I will keep you posted on how it goes. The wealth calculator is very eye-opening!
We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Day one and already convicted. I was thinking of going to Dunkin’ Donuts in the morning before the women’s teaching day. Then I was going to grab Chinese food for dinner. That will surpass the challenge of 10 $ for food for the day. The bigger issue is why am I thinking about buying this food when my refrigerator and cabinets are full and I have plenty of coffee at home. I just spend $ without a second thought. Wondering if this will change by the end of this study.
Even on unemployment we are in the top 0.1% for the world. Talk about perspective. I am excited to get on a budget and start living sacrificially.