Hebrews 13:5 says “Don’t love money. Be happy with what you have because God has said, “I will never abandon you or leave you.”
Don’t love money, eh?
Be happy with what I have?
Those are two hard statements. You see, sometimes that’s easier said then done. And with my husband out of work right now, we’re really having to live this out loud.
We are having to be content with much less than we’re used to. So are our kids.
To be honest, though, it’s not a huge stretch from “normal” for us. I mean…
- We aren’t careless with our spending.
- We don’t do extravagant things.
- We don’t live like royalty.
We are just having to trim the extras. No movies. No eating out. No back to school shopping. Fewer Frapps (this one hurts the most).
Things in the house that need to be fixed can wait.
Bill payments can be negotiated.
We are learning to be content by… having to be.
Oh this is so good for our kids to see. They are taking the field trip to learning that God will provide for our every need.
I hope you’ll come visit me today at CWAHM. I’m unpacking the importance of teaching our children what Biblical contentment looks like… and I’m contrasting that with the danger of what the world’s message of contentment is.
As parents trying to raise Godly kids, we’ve gotta get this message into the marrow of their bones.
- We have to teach them through life examples.
- We have to model it in our words and actions.
- We have to show them what God says about it.
Understanding the art of contentment will set them up for success in their lives. If they don’t learn this, they will have a constant struggle for bigger, better, more, different.
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