When I was browsing around the heavy aisles of books of MV Doulos the floating bookstore, I found this small book by Randy Alcorn entitled The Treasure Principle. I really want to honor God with my money and so I got this book and got to reading it. I think I finished reading this entire book of less than 100 pages in just a couple of days. And considering that I don't get to read that much.
This book opened my eyes to a whole new world of handling and managing finances. For Christians, we believe that what we have comes from God. The book just emphasized that we are only God's managers. The money that we have is not ours to have, spend and keep for our own purposes only. God has entrusted our resources for us to manage well for the expansion of His Kingdom.
I was really moved by the principles touched by the author such as handling our finances with our eyes fixed on eternity and giving as much as we can (and this giving does not include tithing because tithing is a commandment, or at least that is how I treat it).
Anyway, for those who are wondering why their finances are awry, this is a good eye opening book.