Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"True Riches are From Heaven" By Fran Maynard

Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy?  Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance.  Isaiah 55:2

I just love how the Lord is always working on us.  In this season of my life He is woking on one of my least favorite areas, finances!  Ugh, I shutter to even go there.  It is an area I struggle with and the Lord knows it...  

How does this relate to a mom’s blog you might ask?  Well, we are our children’s teachers.  We are to create in them a heart that resembles the character of our Lord Jesus and how we spend His resources is a big part of that.  

So lately I have been thinking about where my treasures are and what I spend my time purchasing, chasing, and ultimately filling my days and time with?  Am I raising my children with a healthy understanding of money?  Am I reminding them that we are so very blessed with plenty while most of the world lives without?  And am I being a good stewart with what He has entrusted to me?  And for us stay at home moms, I must go a step further and ask myself, am I honoring my husband by not overspending based on his income...  I ask you moms to join me on this journey of spending wisely and  delighting our souls in the abundance that comes from the joy of the Lord and not the world.      

Lets pray...  Lord Jesus we humbly come to you asking for your guidance in this journey of financial freedom.  Please help us to be satisfied by You and You alone.  Lord please help us keep perspective throughout our days and help us teach your heart of wise spending to our children 

   For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  1 Timothy 6:10


  1. Thanks Fran! This certainly relates to moms!! We are all in the same boat and I'm glad we can share & sharpen each other. Here's a really cool God story: Today I went to a food storehouse and on the way I prayed with our kids for God to show us exactly what we should get... I had $21 in my pocket and guess what the total came up to be?? $21. How awesome is our God!

  2. I love that Laura!!! Thanks so much for sharing. xo