Monday, December 10, 2012

Being Wise Stewards of God's Money



He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored. Prov. 13:18

Being frugal with God's money is not at all being cheap, it is a smart thing. God calls us to be wise with what He has blessed us with. For some it's a breeze, for others it takes a process to learn to be frugal. We were so blessed the last few years, we had two incomes and we didn't have to pay childcare or rent. We made some bad financial decisions in our lives but God has helped us learn from our mistakes.

As a lot of you may already know and from my previous posts I no longer work but am a full time stay at home mom. Obviously without an extra income budgeting would be a part of our daily lives. We had to cut down many things like our grocery budget, eating out/entertainment and cable, which my husband already thought about before because he didn't want us spending 24 hours in front of a dead TV.

When working out our finances I was stressed out and worried, I thought I needed to go back to work or find a night job so we didn't have to spend on childcare, how are we going to manage? So many worries went on in my brain. But soon we realized "wow, God gave us just enough.". Enough that I didn't have to work, enough to pay bills and spend on groceries! That's all we need, we just need to spend wisely with our Father's help and everything will be ok. God wanted me to stay at home with the children, He didn't want me to find another job and He was basically shouting at us to wake up and not worry because He will always provide!

He blessed us with so much little extra's here and there, from the grocery blessing (post here) to extra cash here and there. It's so amazing our Father knows exactly what we need. He was there to teach us that our foolish spending ways needed to stop and learn to live frugally and be appreciative of everything He's given us. We need to be wise stewards of His money.

Do you live frugally? How is God providing for your family needs?

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    1. Thank you Vanessa! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading :)

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  2. Amen! I was just having this type of convo with my husband. He keeps worrying that we don't have enough and maybe he needs to get a extra job or I work from home but I told him we don't we just have to be wise in our finances and trust God to provide and he has been! This is why God has me being a sahm to cause me and my husband to grow in our relationship with him by trusting him and for real trust him because a lot of times we say we trust him and when we start to fear it's not going to work out or happen then we try to do it on our own and make things worst. I told my hubby I'm tired of doing that but we are gonna live in all faith no fear this year and see how blessed we will be in obeying and trusting him and he hasn't failed us yet! He's Good! I have a renewed zeal since starting this whole sahm journey and I thank God! Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus!

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    1. Hi Aanointedwog, thank you so much for stopping by! Isn't it sweet? What a blessing to know your father will provide whenever you're in need. There's nothing to fear if you are a child of God! Keep in His word, keep reminding your husband there is nothing to worry and keep in prayer and tell him to watch! He'll see it for himself! :)

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