Foolish to the World
People ever question how you handle money? Like driving an older car instead of financing a new one?
Giving, saving, and paying off debt sounds like complete foolishness to the world. Know why? The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God…(1 Corinthians 2:14)
Believers can recognize true foolishness when saturated with God’s Word. There’s a spiritual battle that affects our use of money and we have to renew our minds to steward wisely.
Jesus didn’t die on the cross for our health, wealth, and happiness! His sacrificial death granted us the awesome privilege of abiding in Him, serving Him and building His kingdom – not our own.
GoBankingRates.com found that Americans spend an average of $165 a day – with housing, groceries, utilities, transportation and health insurance eating up the largest chunk.
But Bankrate.com recently reported that the average American household has less than $9,000 in a savings account.
By simply decreasing the daily expenditures would build household savings. It’s possible – when you begin to see God as their Provider. In gratitude, they can joyfully give to Him first, save something always and learn to invest wisely. It boils down to spending less than you make by re-aligning your values with His.
Stewardship is NOT ordering your finances in a way that you can spend whatever you want; it is ordering your life in such a way that God can spend you however He wants.
If you’re trying to turn around your finances and need some advice to get you started Call the Crown Help Line at 800 722-1976 or visit Crown.org