Daily Devo: Ecclesiastes 5
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
When I read this chapter today I definitely felt like God was speaking to me! I've been so stressed about money lately. We have enough to get by so I'm not stressed about not having any, its just that I want to save more, but its hard because my paycheck is gone once I get it. I guess a part of me feels like I'm not contributing enough. Stephen makes far more than I do and I just wish I could take some of the bills off him. We just started a new budget plan based on each of our incomes, which I think will work well. Money just seems to be on my mind a lot lately.
Anyways, the verses that spoke to me in this chapter were 5:15 and 5:18.
...5:15- Everyone comes naked from their mother's womb, and as everyone comes, so they depart. They take nothing from their toil that they can carry in their hands.
...18- it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them-for this is their lot
I feel as if God is telling me to be content with what I do have. So what if I don't have the ability to save hundreds of dollars? I have the ability to save a few dollars here and there, which is more than some people can do right now. I have a wonderful man who is excellent with finances and who is willing to teach me how to handle my money well. I have a roof over my head, food to eat, and a warm bed to sleep in. Sit back, relax, and enjoy life, Ayla! God is here. God will provide!