Archive for February 4th, 2009

Challenging the status quo

Economy, recession, lay-offs, buy-outs, blah, blah, blah.  And I don’t even watch the news!  It’s not that I’m “irritated” by it all, but … jeesh, can we hear something positive?

Just today, a guy came into the church needing help paying his rent and car payment–he was more than a little behind on his car pymt and is probably going to have to sell the thing or lose it.    Another lady called the church b/c her family had nothing to eat in the house.  They couldn’t afford groceries.  I see stories like this EVERY SINGLE week!

Part of the reason I am doing this Spend Nothing Challenge is just to bring an awareness of what could be. And to take a step back and rethink where we spend money.  Challenge the way we think. Shift my trust in our ability to provide for ourselves, to completely trusting in God’s ability to provide for us.  And then honor our money/resources like they came from Him. I know I can be somewhat careless with money and it seems like that’s not honoring to God.

The thought crossed my mind to give away want we don’t spend this month.  Wouldn’t that be a statement?  I’m not quite there yet…I’ll pray about it though.