So, today my neighbor asked me why I keep on with this everyday, when no one seems to be following or reading.....Well, you know why I keep perservering? Because this is for ME...MY JOURNEY...this is between ME AND GOD! If no one else wants to join me, that is OK, although all are welcome. However, with many or alone, I WILL TAKE THIS JOURNEY because I am committed to the promise that I made myself and to God...to honor Him and be a better steward of all that He has blessed me with. I don't want to be selfish or self-centered. I know that He wishes for me to enjoy life, but I have to learn SELF-CONTROL when it comes to our finances! I want to be able to hold my head high. I want my Lord to say to me one day, "Job well done, my good and faithful servant!" Not to mention, how much better off my family is, knowing that I am practicing biblical, sound financial guidelines! Besides, I don't want to be a hypocrite...teaching my kids one thing and doing another. SOOOOOOOO, I will continue on this journey, until that day (which I hope is August, 2012, OR SOONER), when I can say for real that I AM DEBT FREE FROM ALL CREDIT CARD DEBT!"
PSALM 31:6 "I HATE THOSE WHO CLING TO WORTHLESS IDOLS; I TRUST IN THE LORD."
Footnote taken from Life Application Study Bible: "Why did David suddenly bring up the subject of idol worship? He wanted to contrast his total devotion to God with the diluted worship offered by many Israelites. Pagan religious rituals were never completely banished from Israel and Judah, despite the efforts of David and a few other kings. Obviously, a person who clung to idols could not commit his spirit into God's hands. WHEN WE PUT TODAY'S IDOLS (WEALTH, MATERIAL POSSESSIONS, SUCCESS) FIRST IN OUR LIVES, WE CANNOT EXPECT GOD'S SPIRIT TO GUID US. GOD IS OUR HIGHEST AUTHORITY ADN REQUIRES OUR FIRST ALLEGIANCE."
LOVE DARE - DAY 3 - Taken from THE LOVE DARE by Stephen and Alex Kendrick
"LOVE IS NOT SELFISH"...."BE DEVOTED TO ONE ANOTHER IN BROTHERLY LOVE; GIVE PREFERENCE TO ONE ANOTHER IN HONOR." ROMANS 12:10
"Whatever you put your time, energy, and money into will become more important to you. It's hard to care for something you are not investing in. Along with restraining from negative comments, BUY YOUR SPOUSE SOMETHING THAT SAYS, 'I WAS THINKING OF YOU TODAY.'
This doesn't have to be an expensive item. I bough my hubby a set of socks from Walmart (because our sock bin truly is horrible, and he is always complaining about how we need to pair them up or throw them out!) I also wrapped a ribbon around a big bag of twizzlers - his favorite candy! Little, but a sweet gesture..........get the point??
Did you update your budgets today? It should have only taken you 5 ' if you did this yesterday. It is a priceless tool for helping you to become DEBT FREE!
TODAY I WILL NOT SPEND ANY MONEY. ...ALL THAT I HAVE IS ALL THAT I NEED....
DEBT FREE JOURNEY
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