Trusting God with finances certainly doesn’t come easily. But when you make the commitment and put Him first, blessings abound.
My husband, Mark, and I recently celebrated our 24th anniversary! Whew, that’s hard to believe. Through the years, we have made many money mistakes. We’ve held tight to our money at the wrong times and spent crazily at other wrong times.
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Only when we began consciously and consistently giving did we begin to actually find freedom in our budget. It was so strange – we had to give more to ‘get’ more. It became easier to trust God that by putting Him first, He would still provide. Oh, we still don’t drive fancy cars (my 2003 minivan is starting to have issues, but we’re going to drive her ’til she dies) or have fancy stuff, but we do have exactly what we need. For that, we’re so thankful.
Because I’d spent so many years not trusting God with finances, I jumped at the chance to participate in a trusting God series at Starla Jiminez’s Pressing In and Pressing On blog with my post called Learning to Trust God with Our Money. Since that post, my husband and I have continued to make progress, giving more, saving more. We’re a long way from where we need to be, but we know that together – God, Mark, me – we can contribute to His kingdom and spread His love and light.
Mark and I hope to share 24 more years together – and then 24 more after that (don’t count how old we’d be then) and will continue to strengthen our relationship with each other by first strengthening it with God.
After all, coming together with your faith, in your giving, and in your love for each other sounds pretty great, doesn’t it?