Wednesday, 14 March 2012
By Amy at Make Me a Mary
I have a friend who has a very interesting philosophy about savings accounts.
She and her husband purposely don’t have one. She claims that until we’ve run out of money, we rely on ourselves, but when we run out, we see God’s provision. And she’s all about letting God provide.
But wait! I want to be about that, too! Of course I do! I LOVE having God provide!!
But why do I hang so tightly onto my savings? Why does it give me such security? Doesn’t a girl in my shoes needthe security of a little money stock-piled away? Shouldn’t I be adding more and more all the time, just in case?
I’m pondering how the Lord might feel about it, and I’m thinking He might rather me find my security in Him. He might rather me be less concerned with saving and more concerned with sharing my excess with hurting people who don’t have squat.
I’m thinking that a nicely rounded bank account with an ambitiously frugal steward as its owner might not please Him as much an empty account and a servant’s giving heart.
Don’t worry, I’m not giving all my money away yet. That would be way too unAmerican.