2013: Give More

Sunday, January 13, 2013 Posted by Joline

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I have been blessed.
I am not rich.
My husband and I make a modest salary between the two of us.
We've been crawling out of credit card debt since 2009.
Next month, I am happy to say, WE ARE DONE.
The credit card debt we've carried since moving from IL to PA, after losing a ton from the sale of our house, will be NO MORE.
What does this mean?
Well, while we've been tithing my husbands salary, I have not exactly been tithing mine consistently.
This year, 2013, God has spoken very clearly. I will:

  • TITHE my weekly salary every Sunday.
  • SAVE $12,000 by the end of the year.
  • GIVE over what I've tithed. Without overly thinking about it. Random acts of giving. Financially.
Those are big goals. But guess what I've done to help me reach them?
  1. I announced them on this blog.
  2. I announced them to the team of people with whom I work.
  3. I asked two women with whom I meet every week, to hold me accountable. And, strangely enough, we meet to pray on Thursdays - my pay day. I'm thinking I'll just bring my checkbook and write my tithe check right in front of them.
I'm serious.
I've never felt like I could help like this.
That was weak thinking, for God is the provider, not my business.
I'm ready.

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