Sunday, November 15, 2009

More on the My Money Trap

So funny thing. The day that I decide that my money is not my money was the same day that my bank account hit it’s absolute lowest. Normally we are very careful and very good about “our” money. Ha ha.

We had been discussing two purchases we wanted to make. One we will need at some point, and one, that in the end was frivolous. So we decided to wait on both purchases.After all that though, we found out that we didn’t have the money to buy either.


I’m not exactly sure where God is taking this, I’ll keep you updated on how God is growing us in this area.

I have been thinking about what it means to use God’s money wisely. Where are the lines? When you think of how to unwisely use money, is it only greed and frivolousness that you think of?

I believe there is a point where you can give too much. I read God’s Smuggler a while back. Brother Andrew describes a time when he learned the lesson that God desires us to take joy in His provisions

  • 1 Timothy 5:18 NIV

For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain," and "The worker deserves his wages."

It is possible to develop as Brother Andrew says an “attitude of lack.”

Strangely enough, I believe you can have both frivolousness and an attitude of lack at the same time. Are there things that you won’t give over to God. What does this mean for you? Do you trust God will provide what you need, that you won’t need to scrimp? Or do you not trust that God has given you more than you need?

My husband and I have been praying about supporting another missionary. In this sense we feel that God has provided more than enough for us. But in other areas, things that we need, we have been waiting for the sale for so long, and have just lived with what doesn’t work. How can we find this balance and what does it all mean when it comes to having faith like a child.

It’s simple, it all comes down to trust. Do you really trust God with everything? Can you follow Him in the toughest of things know full well that He will provide for you?

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