It is easy to get really excited watching your savings add up when you start living frugally. Every receipt I get back, I scan and see how much I saved this trip to the grocery store. It is a little bit of a rush to be honest. And there is a high when I can trim a little bit off the budget or add a little bit extra to savings.
For my frugal living is about being the best steward I can be of the resources God has blessed me with. But one of the best ways we can steward God’s money is by giving it to those who need it. In fact I think this is exactly where the heart of God is.
Today I got my flight arrangements for the Dominican Republic. I went to the health department for an international travel consultation. I got an ouchy shot. It is hitting me that this World Vision trip is really happening. I am really going to go see how the poorest of the poor live. And I am struck once again at the material riches that I have. It’s all just stuff really. Stuff that I have a tendency to hold in my tight little fist like a two year old shouting “MINE!!” What joy there is in opening up those fists and giving some back.
Would you consider sponsoring a child? $35 a month can change a child’s world. And for a lot of us, we drop twice that much on a errand to Target. I know times are tight for a lot of people, but I would ask you to prayerfully consider if God might be leading you to stretch a little bit and give a little more. And again, I would love it if you would continue to pray for me and the team I am going with. I know God is going to stretch me further that I ever thought possible.
This post is submitted for Frugal Friday at Life is Mom.