CAF ARTICLE: America, Imagine the World Without a Her, by Dinesh D’Souza

Really interesting turn of events recently. Last week our son had an opportunity to go to a local museum with a friend. Score! Unexpected date time for Mom and Dad. We mulled over what to do with our free time and was considering going to see the movie “America, Imagine the World Without Her”. We watched the movie trailer. Looked into who the producer Dinesh D’Souza was and evaluating if this was a movie that we should financially support. Well, we used much of our time researching and discussing options that we didn’t have the time to see this movie that day. But now we were aware of the movie.

This week our vacuum stopped working properly and we’ve been discussing purchasing a Dyson based on reviews from family and store customers. We decided on a model and learned that Costco not only sells it cheaper than other stores, but there is also a $100.00 coupon on that model. Being cautious, we have still been taking some time to make sure we should invest that much money in a vacuum. Then today news hits the fan that Costco has pulled Dinesh D’Souza’s book, America, Imagine the World Without Her, off of it’s shelves for political reasons. We have now chosen to NOT purchase the vacuum at Costco because we want to make sure our choices are honoring God and not just what will suit us financially. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. Ephesians 5:11.

As Christians, we need to be very careful and do our best to not compromise our faith in any way. To me this chain of events is no coincidence, but an opportunity. An opportunity of a test and trust with God. Will we let the $100.00 savings motivate our steps or will we stand in faith and trust God in how he directs us? We are in a time in our life where we need to be saving money everywhere that we can, but we can’t let money override what God would want us to do. We are choosing God and trusting he will work out our finances even if we spend $100.00 more on the purchase. No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Matthew 6:24. The way God orchestrates moments in our lives is so incredibly amazing to me. Regardless of how you may feel about this issue, my hope and prayer is that we as Christians will allow God to influence the choices in our life so that we may experience the abundant life that God has for us. God bless you! Jen


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