It has been a while since I last joined this meme. I got too busy with other stuff and neglected joining weekly memes. I don’t also have a camera right now because the one I’m using was broken couple of months ago. I just found this photo on my archive. And I am glad I found it because I have something to use for this meaningful meme.
The purpose of Word Filled Wednesday is to share God’s word through photos and a verse.
If you followed this site long enough, you are probably fed up of what I usually shared about God’s grace sufficiency. I always shared with you that we lack nothing but we don’t also have anything in excess. We are one of those who does not have any cent left on the bank except for the maintaining balance. Good thing is we don’t get hospitalized thus we don’t need extra money for hospital bills and medications. God is good for giving us good health.
But this is not always the case. Surely, God will always be good all the time. But time will come that we will really be in need of extra money. And time will come that I nor hubby can no longer work to earn a living. What will happen to us if we don’t have a saving to sustain even our basic needs? I believe that this is God’s reason why He consider the ants wise and He set the ants as an example for us. The ants knew that when the rain pours they can no longer work so they work while it is yet summer. I should be like the ants. I should prepare while it is yet summer because when the rain comes down, I can no longer work.
I read in an article that God’s economy is not living within our means but living below our means. This means that it is a must that we really save for the rainy season. It is further suggested that we save at least 10% of our income. If we can make it 20%, better. But this doesn’t mean that we will keep back our tithes and offering to ourselves. Definitely, tithes and offering should be given the highest priorities in our budget because tithes and offering are not ours, they are God’s. Keeping something that is not ours is robbery.
One of my prayers this is year is to be able to save for the rainy season. I am no good when it comes to budgeting and I need God’s wisdom in managing our finances.
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