Saturday, March 7, 2009
Back in September my husband and I attended a Crown Financial Seminar at our church. We were really excited to learn about how God wanted us to look at money. I'd been wanting to budget since we got married, but just didn't know where to start. Since that time, we've been able to pay off some pesky bills and be debt free (with the exception of a less than $100 payment every month that's interest free on the birth of our son). We can now call ourselves "budgeters" and are learning month by month how to do it better.
My husband works in the logging industry and well, there's not alot of stability there right now. So we've been dealing with lay offs, and just recently for 3 weeks. Due to budgeting and only buying what we absolutely need, we have been able to live just fine and feel so blessed! Not having any bills outside of utilities makes it so nice! We recieved our tax refund right in the middle of that lay off, and its nice to know we have some back up in savings should we need to dip into it. Although I hate the thought of taking money out of savings just to live off of! I like to think once it's there, you don't touch it. That's why its called saving right?
As I was paying bills this week, I realized I was going to have to dip into that tax money. I was headed to the bank and was looking all around the computer for that little Xango check to deposit (every little bit counts!). As I searched, I came across a paycheck that we'd never deposited from almost a month ago! I was so excited, but at the same time, trying to figure out how I'd missed that one! :) I called my husband to report this HUGE blessing, and we both again rejoiced at how blessed we feel, trying our best to manage our money wisely and seeing the results! God is faithful! What you could say was error on my part turned into a much needed reminder that God is in control and he knows what our needs are.