Financial Peace University

Good morning!

Last night was my first night of the Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course. I’ve heard rave reviews sbout it for years, but this is the first opportunity I have had to  enroll in it. I did so  through Lifechurch to educate myself on how to handle my finances the best way. God’s way. Something I always let my husband as leader of the family handle for the most part. No more husband. Now was the time! Better late than never! 

There were 13 people present. All different ages. Different backgrounds. I walked in wearing my Jenks West Elementary T-shirt I had worn to school. As I began introducing myself around the room, one of the young ladies told me she had the same T-shirt. She, too, worked at Jenks West in Building D teaching first grade. Small world! As I continued with my salutations, I foundt a couple my same age. The husband had  graduated the same year as I did from Edison. We knew several of the same people. Isnt thst just like God! 🙂  went into this course knowing no one and left with several connections.

I’m excited to learn new things. About an area I am very weak in. My home is presently paid for. I do not usecredit cards. I’m a cash only girl. My problem is I have very little of it. I get by paycheck to paycheck.  That’s why I’ve picked up my one night a week extra at the hospital. I need to learn  how to save. How to invest. Invest in my future. It’s almost here. God’s way.

He’s certainly invested in my future.  He gave His son for my eternity.  

My take away from the video  presentaion by Dave last night was we live in a constant state of sowing and reaping. We have to do the work. We are to take dominion over God’s wealth He has entrusted us with.. Love of money not money itself is the root of all evil. Money itself is not bad. Money is amoral. God wants us to use it to further His kingdom. Saving is priority. Investing is like a marathon not a sprint. A crockpot business not a microwave. Maturity is delayed pleasure.

As I listened and watched, I wished Dave Ramsey had run for president.  The national debt might stand a chance of restoration. I’m all in. I’m ready to become financially savy. To live according to biblical truths on money.How about you? Do you manage your money God’s way? Do you give your first fruits to God in the tithe? Do you take care of your family first? Do you live within your means? Are you a good steward of God’s riches?
If the answer to any of those questions is no, please join me in spending an hour or so a week in disciplining yourself to save. To spend only what you can afford. And to invest wisely. Just think what God has invested in each of us. His own son! Join me in loving God and using money. Not the other way around.Together let’s balance our budgets. Not be borrowers. Use our money to help God’s k8ngdom. And do it in love. Let’s all learn to live with financial peace. 🙂 I’m excited to see where this may lead me! $$$

Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.                                 Romans 13:8

Love and laughter,  

Sandy

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