It’s been a wonderful first summer debt free. It’s brought growth, planning, and fun. We’ve gotten into a groove with the new budget and figured out the things we want to put our extra dollars into for the rest of the year. There were many lessons we learned while paying off debt, but one in particular has prominently transferred into this time as well. It’s the lesson of delayed gratification.
An important lesson I learned is to take my eyes off of myself and put my attention onto others. It was taking my time and being intentional with it rather than letting it become idle in the bland ‘different day same story’ type mindset. It was setting aside my feelings for a bit and finding out where the needs were.
Though September is a crazy month, it’s nice to get back into routine. The kids have a set schedule which means you do too. Meal prepping is a must to help with the busy weeks. Your spiritual life can get back into a rhythm of daily devotions as well. Now your finances can too.
“… Love’s flames are fiery flames – the fiercest of all. Mighty waters cannot extinguish love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If a man were to give all his wealth for love, it would be utterly scorned. ” – Song of Songs 8:6-7
Love is powerful. It helps us overcome so many hardships in relationships. It draws people together. It’s a strong characteristic and emotion that God has given us in order to love Him and love others in return of the love He shares with us. We don’t love apart from God’s love.
Do you have a hard time when it comes to buying gifts for a baby shower? I remember wanting to avoid the stores until the last minute and then rush in to find something quick.
Today’s post offers some tips to help you navigate this difficult task.
Leaves produce oxygen, light, and sound. We are to be Jesus’ light to the world. We are to share the ‘oxygen’/gospel we have received to the world. We are called to sing praises of worship to our Lord. We can all do this by tapping into the True Vine.