Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I will trust in Him who richly provides...not in my riches

June 15, 2010

So Kyle and I have been listening to a series from Andy Stanley about learning how to ACT rich. Most of us Americans are rich compared to the other 96% of the world. We have houses with air-conditioning, houses for our cars, go on vacations, and do home projects with "spare" cash. Basically, we usually have more than we need in materials. But too many of us put our trust in our money rather than God. When we're doing well financially we are relaxed and spend more money on "fun things" we want. When we're tight on money we get stressed and freak out about anything. It's been really good to listen to it because I am a frugal person and tend to be this way by putting my trust too much in money. He also talked about how little we actually give of our finances. Studies show that the more money people have the less they give. How interesting is that?! It's easy to give 1 dollar out of 10 dollars but it's a lot harder to give 1,000 dollars out of 10,000...there's so much you could do with 1,000 dollars! God wants us to be generous and take money off the top and give to Him first. We tend to get selfish and want to keep all our spare money to spend on going out to eat or buying new clothes or whatever the case may be.

Well, we've been trying to practice trusting in God each day and not relying on our riches by committing it to prayer together and separately. Well yesterday we got our car back and it overheated when Kyle went to Best Buy. We have to spend over 500 dollars to get a new water pump and there are other things that need to be fixed on it too. Surprisingly we haven't been worried or freaking out. Thankfully we have an emergency fund and can pay the bill with no problem but normally I would be freaking out because that's a lot of money to spend that wasn't expected. I am so thankful that God is in control of our finances and all we have to do is trust in Him and obey His word with tithing and being faithful and He'll take care of us.

23 Weeks!
I'm 23 weeks pregnant and loving it right now! Abigail is moving a lot now and getting bigger. I am feeling less worried about labor and more anxious to meet her. Kyle can feel her move too and you can see my belly move. We also have gotten more things for her room at great prices so it's very exciting! I can't believe I have about 3-3 1/2 months to go! I am just praying that I'll be able to start being home all the time the last month of my pregnancy to get the baby room done and such. How fun!

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