My dear brothers and sisters,
How are you all doing? Hope you are having a blessed month of June like I am..
So I was supposed to put this up last week but long story on why I couldn’t Â (please forgive me).
About two weeks ago I met a lady in a bus and we got talking. Â I could tell that she is a believer as we spoke and it was confirmed not long after. You know, it is so great to meet a believer and just have a time with life-giving conversations.
She spoke about a resolve she has made Â to never quarrel with her husband about money; that maybe money isn’t enough Â and they will be arguing about it or something. Â She said she had learned the technique of just taking her needs to God and gave me a testimony that same day of how God provided for her.
As I went through my day I kept ruminating on her words and I could feel as though God wanted me to make that same commitment as regards my husband and the issue of money in our home.
One of the issues that cause problems in most homes is the issue of money. Most couples do not know how to navigate this aspect. I have seen it happen first hand with my parents. And so I believe God wants me to nip this in the bud now.
I have a forceful personality and tend to just say things out without regard to howÂ people feel sometimes. But God has been teaching me the principle of love shutting up. And in this regard, I don’t have to nag my husband for money, I can be prudent and manage what we have even as I trust God as my family’s Â source and not my husband’s income.
I have been living a life of trusting God for finances so I believe it’s a life skill that will also come in handy in marriage. Instead of arguing about money I can take it to God and pray for my husband’s streams of income and his business/the work of his hands.
So I committed as God wanted to never argue with my man about money and I will start by practising on my parents and brother and friends etc right now.
God answers every prayer including that of asking for needs. I will rather place the burden on him than place it on a man. God help me.
Are you married? What ways do you currently use to steer peace in your home as regards finances?
Single? How has God been dealing with you on the area of finances that could affect your future marriage?
Please share in the comment section below.
I need to run off. We have a ladies programme at Benin today.
Please say a prayer for God’s light to shine through to every heart today. Amen.
Lots of love,
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EbyJune 18, 2017 at 7:46 pm
I think this is a brilliant one. The devil uses money to really cause a lot of troubles in marriage. Money problems are the second leading causes of divorce these days .
Thank God how wisdom to know who are true source is. And to rely totally on Him
Frances OkoroJune 26, 2017 at 11:46 am
Thank God for wisdom truly Eby..
Another thing God does to help with this is to deal with greed in us. So we can be content.
Ti 6:6 Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.
1Ti 6:7 After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it.
1Ti 6:8 So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.
1Ti 6:9 But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
1Ti 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.