Savings Day – Set Goals to Reap Rewards
Trying to save more money? Set some financial goals!
To build your savings, establish short and long-range goals, then stick to them. It involves setting objectives. It involves lifestyle decisions like: ‘How much is enough?’ Few Christians understand the concept of eternal rewards. Yet Jesus dedicated a great deal of His time on earth to teach us about them. The one certainty is that our position in the Lord’s Kingdom will be inversely proportional to how we indulge ourselves in this life. Matthew 23:12 says, “…whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
We must guard ourselves from indulgence – things that have little or no real utility. They can lead us to financial bondage and to excessive focus on this world. Consider the words of the 18th century evangelist, John Wesley: “You cannot keep a devoted Christian poor. For by the very nature of God within him, his frugalness will eventually make him successful.” Now those outside of the Christian faith are often attracted to those rare individuals who control their lifestyles and use their abundance to help others. Obedience to God and His financial principles leads us to financial freedom. Now that’s not a guarantee of riches, but rather the absence of financial worry, fear, and stress. Saving with the right goals will grant you true financial freedom. You’ll discover the liberty to live out God’s will and to experience genuine joy.
And if you’re stressed out and unable to save because of credit card deb, I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan just for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.