I have always had a piggy bank. Since I was a kid, sharing the bank with my sister, I always put a penny or a dime in my bank. Now that I am older, I find myself still saving here and there in order to have enough for a rainy day. I hide my money where no one will guess where it is. We have plenty, but I save towards the day when all of a sudden we owe, or we need and not one dime is there to pay it.
Is this wisdom or insecurity? It may be both. It isn’t raining today, and I am not talking about an ordinary, rainy day. When you don’t have enough to buy groceries, you eat what you have. You don’t borrow. You pray. I was raised in a minister’s home, and there were times when we had the table set, and we didn’t eat. I didn’t remember fasting, but we had no, choice.
If you have two, jobs in your family, you still need to put away for a Rainy Day. We think banks are the place to put the money, but I know there are other places to hide what I have to save. I don’t have much, but some money can buy food, and help with a bill we can’t pay. Or if the bills are paid, we can coast on what I have until payday. Most wives should read this again.
Tithing your income is a must for Christians. I know people who are givers, and they aren’t worry about giving. The give, and give, and I know the seed they sow will come back in harder times. You never know what God will do when you give the money to Him. He gives us wisdom. I believe wisdom is to put 5 dollars back for what you may need. It may never be spent, but at least you have it in the cookie jar. You might put some in a notebook, or a satchel. You might put some in an envelope, and hide it in your drawer. When time comes that you need the money for a bill, and there is no other avenue to have the money, your savings will help. I have done this for several years. Ed knows that I hide the money away for when we need it. When that time comes, I am glad I saved. It may be a small amount, but it usually helps with that impossible situation. You know, when you tithe, God will take care of your needs when they come to a head. I do, a little at a time. I can’t give over what Ed, and I do, but I go ahead. God is faithful. He doesn’t count the money.