30 Day Money Reset
Your one month challenge to develop healthy, biblical financial habits.
TRUST GOD WITH YOUR FUTURE
Saving is an example of God’s grace in action. God allows us to save for the unexpected so we can have stability and long-term plans in place. But God still wants us to look to Him for our needs.
The Bible encourages us to save: Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it. (Proverbs 21:20)
God commends the ant for saving. Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer. (Proverbs 30:24-25)
We need to think like ants! Even though they are small, they save.
And remember Joseph? He saved 20% a year during seven years of great abundance in order to survive during seven years of famine (Genesis 41:29-30). That’s what saving is all about: not spending too much today in the good years so that you will be prepared for future lean years.
When we choose to save in order to fulfill God’s plans for our lives, but not hoard, we are yielding our finances to God and choosing to trust Him with our future.
Jesus told a parable about a farmer who had an especially bountiful crop one year. Rather than seeing his financial boom as a means of blessing others or investing, he planned to build bigger barns to store it up – essentially hoarding so he could take life easy.
In the parable, Jesus tells us how the man reasoned with himself: Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry. (Luke 12:19) The farmer felt like he had achieved security with his bumper crop, but it was just an illusion. That very night, the man was called to give an account to God for how he handled the resources entrusted to him.
Trust God with your future.
Today's action item:
Today, write down some short-term and long-term plans you have for your life or career. You should have already established debt payoff, saving, and giving goals, but feel free to revisit those as well. Ask for clarity and direction from The Lord and write it down.
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