Today, you can find me sharing at the Modest Mom. Here’s a small snippet of my post about how to spend less money this year:
It’s a new year and with it comes a fresh start, new goals, and clearer vision.
With ever-rising food and fuel costs, many families have resolved to live more simply and spend less. We made that commitment several years ago, and it has allowed us to purchase a home and vehicles debt-free over the years, even during the “economic downturn” and a period of unemployment. It hasn’t always went smoothly, and we’ve certainly had challenges along the the way, but God has blessed our efforts. We are committed to re-assessing our spending each year and as life changes happen or expenses fluctuate. Nothing ever seems to stay the same!
It’s our prayer that we can give more generously by living more simply.
Here are five things to consider as you begin a new year:
1. Pray for wisdom. I always try to remember that it’s not my money, it’s His, and He’s letting me steward it. How does He want me to spend it? Pray for His direction and wisdom in this area. Read what the Bible has to say about money. There’s so much encouragement in the Word! Pray about what other books you should read or financial advice you should follow. Pray for the little things, too, like help with stretching your grocery money. He will begin to give you wisdom in this area if you ask!
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