TALKING CHECKBOOK

31 Mar

We can talk as spiritual as we want, but if God wants to know what our priorities are, all he has to do is peek in our checkbooks.

Our checkbook has a “blabber mouth”!!

Finances are one of the number one causes of DIVORCE.

God knows this and that is why 10% of the bible is about money.

The bible contains more verses on money than any other subject including prayer.

There are verses on lending, borrowing, saving, selling, buying and contentment on a godly life.

It is vital concern to God that you know how to EARN and MANAGE your own money or you will end up in the devils trap.

In handling money, Jesus talked about money in 16 out of 38 parables.

All money belongs to God.  Haggai 2:8 “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the Lord of Hosts.”

Ok girls, here we go!!  Stay with me!!

I didn’t say that the silver and gold belongs to God, HE DID!!

IF, the silver and gold belongs to the Lord, why are you fighting with your spouse over it?

Money should never be allowed to divide you and your spouse.  Psa.9:10 “And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”

You and your husband will never totally agree on how the money should be spent.   So what do you do??

Agree to disagree, lay your concerns on the table, and ask the Holy Spirit to intervene.

This needs to end on a WIN-WIN!

Not just end with you getting your way, but both of you giving and getting.

Your spouse is not in KINDERGARTEN and you are not his mother.

He has a mother so QUIT acting like one.

Remember girlfriend, we have talked about this, HE WORKS HARD!!

LET HIM ENJOY LIFE!!

LET HIM BUY RIDICULOUS TOYS!!

You do!! Let’s peek in that checkbook!

They say wives buy a lot of little things.  Men buy one big thing.

CASE AND POINT:  I know a wife that would not let her husband purchase an investment that he wanted.  She told me he was nuts to spend that extra money.  I told her that it wasn’t silly to him and I actually thought it was a pretty good investment.  She said NO!!  Today they are not together.

In my experience, if a wife won’t let her spouse enjoy his earnings every now and then, what else does she control?

A very spooky thought.

Wives many times are better at being frugal.  Your husband doesn’t care about after he is dead and your second husband having enough spending money.

HE WANTS TO HAVE FUN WITH HIS FAMILY NOW!!!

Wives financial beatitudes

  1. Blessed is the wife who is debt free—for she is truly free.
  1. Blessed is the wife that seeks godly counsel—for she shall receive wisdom.
  1. Blessed is the wife who works as unto the Lord—for she shall stand before kings.
  1. Blessed is the wife of integrity—for she shall have a clear conscience.
  1. Blessed is the wife who tithes, saves and shares—for she shall be able to provide for her family.
  1. Blessed is the wife who shares mercifully—for she shall receive money.
  1. Blessed is the wife who budgets—for she shall have enough at the end of the month.
  1. Blessed is the wife who is a good and faithful steward—for she shall be content in every circumstance.

(Note:  The beattitudes above was tweaked and parts taken from a book called “Woman-a formula for victorious living)

Eccles. 5:10-11 (LB) “He who loves money shall never have enough.  The foolishness of thinking that wealth brings happiness!  The more you have the more you spend, right up to the limits of your income…”

DON’T BE A FOOLISH WIFE!!!

NOTE:  Don’t miss tomorrows post.  Daily there is a new post.

5 Responses to “TALKING CHECKBOOK”

  1. Yvonne March 31, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    So true!!!! I think if we look at how we spend and realize all the little things do add up to the one big thing our husband wants a year- fair is fair!! I really think this shows how selfless our husbands are in providing for their family. Especially if we are stay home moms living on a budget. I know this is my conviction and I’m so humbled and appreciative of my husband’s love for me and our family. I realize it’s God in him that allows him to love us this way!

    • nancysalazar March 31, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

      I love your comment Yvonne. I am sure there are a lot of women who are cheering at your comment. Thanks for telling it like it is!!!!

  2. vanessaperez01 March 31, 2011 at 7:55 am #

    Hi Sister Nancy I truely appreciate this message today,I got so convicted.For some reason or other My husband has always been the money spender in our marriage,on the other hand I am the cheap one,the one who will spend the extra gas to make my dollar strech for that good sale.I won’t go anywhere to eat or buy anything without using coupons…. My husband never looks for bargains & he’s not a “cheap skate” like me.But something I just realized is that when we are out shopping I can get whatever I want & don’t understand why my husband always asks me for permission to get what he wants.I feel bad when I get irritated when he wants to buy garbage I know is a waste of money,but then The Holy Spirit tells me “So what,Let him,he works hard for his money”Lesson learned- My husband is the only one working keep my mouth shut & stop being so controlling! Sister Nancy its so hard though lol thanks Love Vanessa 🙂

    • nancysalazar March 31, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

      Thanks for the great comment. We thank God for His precious Holy Spirit that convicts us. Us wives need a lot of work and God doesn’t give up on us.

  3. Andrea Gil March 31, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Wow just what i needed to hear! We both work but my husband is in charge of paying all the bills. And he does, and i always want to question about money and God has been dealing with me about it especially if he helps out someone. We never go with out and he is so generous that i need to trust God in all our finance and belive in my husband and quit worrying. Thank you for telling it like it is!

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