At FM Financial, we specialize in helping clients with planning, investing, and giving. Each area is individually important, but they work best in harmony. However, in the financial services realm, we find planning and investing are most often emphasized, with little attention to giving.
John Wesley famously preached, “Earn all you can; save all you can; give all you can.” Earning all you can and saving all you can lead to being able to give all you can. In fact, we would argue that the purpose of earning and saving is SO THAT you can give all you can. In I Timothy 6:17-18 (NLT), Paul says, “Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.”
Our organization began with the goal of assisting people with their giving. God then gave us the vision to also assist with planning and investing. It has always been our hope that the better each of us stewards the assets entrusted to our care, the more we can accomplish together for Kingdom purposes.
Free Methodist pastor Jonny Leech recently wrote, “There is nothing more fulfilling or joy-giving than being generous. It lifts our hearts, focuses our attention on those in need and reminds us of the gifts God has given us …. There is something about the act of being part of the answer to someone’s prayer that is good for our soul and reminds us of who owns all of our possessions. Remember, we are merely stewards. The most fun you can have with money is giving it away.”
The end of the year is often a time to focus on giving. But we encourage you to focus on planning, investing, and giving all year long! Let us know if we can help.
Mark S. Olson
President and CEO