KEEP FOCUSED ON YOUR MARRIAGE (Part 5)

6 Feb

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KEEP FOCUSED ON YOUR MARRIAGE  (Part 5) 

We will continue on with “Managing your Money.”

Managing your money in a Godly manner is of vital importance to your marriage.

Fifth, Managing Your Money

 B.)  MONEY MATTERS IN MARRIAGE.

Will you or won’t you follow God’s perfect plan?

What will you do with the money He entrusts to you for faithful management?

God doesn’t care how much money is in your hand, but He cares about the way you act with the money that is in your hand.

The virtuous woman in Proverbs 31, used her mind to budget and increase the family funds and created goods to barter.

As a result, God was honored. (vs.30)

The poor were served. (vs.20)

Her husband was elevated (vs.23) and

She was known by all as “a virtuous wife.” (vs.10)

Her worth” to her husband, children, and community was “…far above rubies…” (vs.10)

God wants you to grow in character,

Be content with what you have,

Support you husbands efforts, and

Be a diligent homemaker and

Financial warrior as you “Build your home.”  (Prov.14:1)

C.)  MONEY SHOULD MATTER TO YOU.

Make a commitment to God to do a better job with His resources, money and wise management.

  1. PRAY:  Because it is a spiritual issue but also a matter of obedience.
  2. GIVING:  Because God asks you to.
  3. SAVING:  Because it will be better for your family.
  4. BUDGETING:  Because it maps out a path for your lifestyle.
  5. DOING WITHOUT:  Because disciplines are birthed and enhanced when you do.
  6. BEWARING:  Because greed, lust, bitterness, and envy sneak in.
  7. GROWING:  Because of contentment.

D.)  MASTERING YOUR MONEY.

How can you begin to master your money and your heart?

Things to do:

  • Present to God the firstfruits of all your income.  That’s the advice of Prov.3:9-10.
  • Put those communication skills to work!  Be sweet, be patient, be wise.
  • Put personal goals into motion.  Shop less, to spend less, to work on a heart of contentment, to become a more skillful home manager, to live a simpler life, to be more prayerful and creative about taking care of your family.
  • Purchase a book about the financial in’s and out’s of home management.  Become a tightwad.

LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

  1. Honor your husband’s direction.
  2. Create a budget.
  3. Help out with managing the finances.
  4. Set up a financial center. (organize)
  5. Give to God’s purposes.
  6. Keep a list of things you want or need.

NOTE:  Some of the comments in this post were take from the book “A wife after God’s Own Heart”, by Elizabeth George.

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help your marriage succeed.

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