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Saving Is Not Based On Superstition

It’s Build Your Savings Day! Also the day after Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day is a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition. If a groundhog emerges from its burrow and sees its shadow, winter will continue for six more weeks. No shadow? Spring will arrive early.

Well, the need for a savings account is not based on superstition. Winter or spring, shadows or not, you need to save. There will come a time when you’ll need it, either personally or to help someone else.

Medical issues, business reversal, job loss, accidents, home or auto maintenance, those are just the beginning. It’s crucial that believers save for emergencies, specific needs and investments – not only to take care of themselves but to be ready to help others.   

Consider a widow I know. She was faced with debt when her husband died. She chose to take on a job and make a plan. It took time, perseverance, and self-control, but her efforts paid off, and her children and grandchildren celebrated when she made her final debt payment. Do you think she knows the value of saving now? Of course she does, and so does her family!

Now, this is a new month. Choose to change the course of your life by prioritizing saving. Stop making excuses. Recognize that you’re a manager of all God provides, trusted with using it for His glory – NOT for your every whim. So do your part. Dedicate your efforts to God and make sacrifices where needed and pray for help – even ask for a miracle.

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