If you’re just now joining the money series:
Part One: the book that changed it all
Part Two: our debt
Part Three: teaching our kids
Part Four: our budget
I feel it’s important, when talking about this money-change we’re going through, that I tell you what God is doing through it. Because just being good with money isn’t a Christian principle, lots of people can do that. But being worshipful with money, that’s what God wants.
We committed years ago to tithe and we have not stopped. Before we were married, I tithed but not regularly. I do not know if Chris did. But here’s what I do know: that since we’ve started tithing, we have never gone without. We have had every need met, had every bill paid, always had food on our table, never had an expense that we couldn’t handle.
We have always been taken care of.
Have there been times we haven’t been able to eat out like we wanted? Yes.
Have we had to pass on vacations or shopping trips? Occasionally.
But there has always been enough money. Hospital bills, new furnaces, new air conditioners, need for an extra vehicle—everything has always been there when we needed it. Family members calling to say they had some extra money they’d like to bless us with, an unexpected check in the mail, a perfectly timed raise. Things that you couldn’t help but know God had a hand in because that money came at just the right time or a bill in the exact amount we were able to pay.
He promises to take care of us if we honor and follow Him. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it.
Is getting to be debt-free going to be hard? Absolutely.
But I believe that’s what we should be working toward and I trust that it will happen. But we need His help because I’m weak and the mall is soo close.
If you’re just starting to think about getting rid of debt and have questions, I encourage you to read The ABC’s of Financial Freedom. It will challenge you. It did us.
It’s also peaked my interest about other financial books (something I never would have read before). What book do you recommend? Have you read any that rocked your world like this one did ours?
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