Matthew Hendley, Generosity Ambassador with NCF, on Sensing God’s Prompting in Acts of Generosity

The Finish Line Podcast
Episode 69

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What We’ll Cover

Matthew Hendley serves as a generosity ambassador with National Christian Foundation (NCF), coming beside givers, financial advisors, and nonprofits in order to maximize the joy and impact of giving. Matthew lives in Georgia with his wife and five children.

Growing up in a Christian home, Matthew didn’t have much skin in the game until God got his attention through a powerful experience at his high school. As Matthew leaned deeper into his faith, God quickly grew in him a passion for generosity.

Matthew and his family have a particular knack for hearing God in the moment, and he had story after story of seeing God move after responding to that quiet prompting. He also shares some of the challenges of hearing that voice and the disappointment of missed opportunities. If you want to better learn how to follow God’s lead in the moment, then this episode is for you. Matthew also has a financial finish line and shares about how his family went about the process as well as how it has changed their outlook.

Matthew shares on topics including:

  • Hearing God’s prompting to individual acts of generosity
  • How he decided to set a financial finish line
  • His process for setting his initial finish line
  • Stories of families he’s worked with through NCF
  • Obstacles that hold people back from radical generosity

Quotes to Remember

  • “God is going to give you as much as you can handle as soon as you are ready to handle it.”
  • “Listen well and obey quickly”
  • “Money matters are heart matters”
  • “If you won’t be generous with $5 you won’t be generous with $5 000”
  • “The love of money is what grips our heart”
  • “Greed is a matter of the heart, not a matter of what’s in your bank account”

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Bible References from the Show

Ephesians 4:28 | Have Something To Share With Anyone

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

1 Timothy 6:10 | Love of Money

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

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