Since 2012 when we turned our lifestyles around and started living in our means we have an annual review on our monies! Some months are better than others, but at the end of every year God shows that he meets our needs! This year has been no different! The needs have been greater and God meeting them has been the same! He provides!
As we look to 2016 we know 1. We will be traveling to St.Louis at least twice a week 2. We will be paying a sitter on those days 3. We will be paying back our home equity line that we needed to make necessary improvements on our home for Madison 4. We will be living on one income since I'm needed at home to care for our kids 5. We are expecting medical bills to start trickling in.... Are we drowning? No, we will have to rearrange our resources, trust, and obey!
As you look at 2016 what do you see? Be honest with God, yourself, and your spouse!
One thing Ryan and I know is life happens! In 2012, we paid off all of our debt and started living in our means. When we started living in our means, leaving teaching to stay at home with Harrison and Maebry was manageable. When God called me into ministry in 2013 he blessed us with turning it into a paid position at the end of the year. The monies were used to pay for insurance and all the expenses that come from adding a third child to the picture. 2014 came and went and for the most part stayed on our financial track...2015.... Ryan would agree we gave more this year and also received more....
We have learned that regardless of our financial situations when God calls us to give either our resources or our time we need to obey him. Sometimes what God asks us to do is so big we can't even comprehend how we can do it...., but we do!
As you sit down this week to review 2015 and look to 2016 ask for God's guidance! Sometimes if you get rid of those wants or distractions God can not only meet your needs, but use you to be his hands and feet.
Madison and Family Update!