We are going through Financial Peace University at our house.
Dave Ramsey. Have you heard of him?
Once you hear his ideas on getting your finances in order you want to kick yourself for not hearing about it sooner, before you got into all the credit card debt.
We got out of credit card debt early in marriage. But. We didn't save. We lived paycheck to paycheck. Then, when the tires needed replacing or an unexpected something happened on the car or house, we'd have to put it on a credit card and cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching it would start racking up again.
Once you get a lot of debt on that card it starts feeling like an impossible mountain to climb so it is easier to slap $20 here and $15 there on it and before you know it you have an $8,000 bill and a lot of stress.
It has lifted the weight of the world off our shoulders to realize that it is possible to get in control of our finances. We have a good amount of debt and we are getting out one decision at a time.
God blesses you when you are faithful with your finances. Listen to this cool story. We went on a trip to Florida to celebrate our 10 year anniversary a month ago. We really wanted to stay in an ocean facing room. When we looked at what we saved for our trip, we decided to spend less money on the room at the Bed & Breakfast so we could do other things, like, you know, eat. We checked in late Wednesday night.
Thursday morning we had a nice conversation with the manager over breakfast. Do you know that she upgraded up to an ocean front room for the rest of our stay? That was a gift straight from God. He used her to bless us.
It tickles us to death. God is a provider. It makes us laugh.
Did you know that 3 weeks ago I was browsing decorating magazines and I kept seeing real pairs of ice skates as decorations? I loved them. So charming. My dreams were filled with sugar plums and ice skates.
Two days later my car wheeled into a yard sale and I walked away with a pair of ice skates in mint condition for $3.
How does God bless us like that?
This post is a big shout out to God who sees you. When he looks at you he cares.
Even about the smallest details.
Man, he is too cool.
He is fun.