It’s August, but who would know it with the weather like we’ve had?
I’m barely getting this posted on Friday…it’s been a long week, and an even longer week is around the corner, so I wouldn’t expect much around here if I were you!
For my Friday Favs, I seem to have uncovered a theme this week that includes dollar signs. I was wondering why we need so many reminders on stewardship and generosity, but perhaps it’s because we’re naturally tight-fisted with our moola and need that constant, gentle rebuke to release our desires and expectations.
Think you don’t have enough money at the end of the month to afford to give to God? The truth is, you can’t afford not to! Have you put God to test? He has asked us to see “if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.” (Mal. 3:10)
The Bible teaches that a full bank account and financial security are a blessing from the Lord. Oh wait, actually it doesn’t. We’re reminded over on the True Woman blog what Scripture actually does say is a blessing: children. Whether your question is wondering if you’ll ever be able to afford children, or some other financial matter, the answer is the same: our God–the God of the Universe, the One who created this world from His spoken word, the Owner of a thousand cattle on a hill, the Giver of life–is always faithful to provide for His children what He calls them to. We should never doubt His goodness or faithfulness.
Here’s something a little more applicable for me, at least in this stage in my life. But it goes along the same lines of making decisions based on our bank account, rather than on what God’s Word says.