Joseph used great wisdom while in seven years of prosperity in order to survive the seven years of famine. Let’s look at some tips we can apply from this story into our lives.
Browsing Category: Finances
Who’s excited for Christmas this year?? I know I am! I can enjoy everything when I give myself more time to plan, rather than scrambling last minute to figure every event out. By doing this, it gives me greater room to be creative with meals and gifts, as well as reduce and/or spread out the expenses. Plus, it helps extend the fun because I can think of things to do to make the holiday last rather than cramming everything into a few days.
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.
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.
Matthew 6 is full of great money managing advice. It also shows you that your spiritual life and financial situation are often tied closely together. Either your heart is inclined to boast, be proud, and flaunt what you have, storing up treasures for yourself. Or, it is humble, quiet, and focused on what God wants for you, with an eternal kingdom focus. Though the contrasts sound quite different, it can be hard to really see which category you fall in at times.
Majority of people are visual learners. We tend to be forgetful when we get caught up in day-to-day life. Even God Himself put a reminder before Him and people to see a rainbow and be reminded of His promise. God has a perfect memory. He hasn’t, nor will He ever, forget that promise. But He still sees the importance of having that sign there.