This week God rocked my “no” world a little bit. My husband and I were praying about an activity for our two oldest this summer. In my mind the answer was an obvious no, it was going to take too much money and time. As we discussed our thought processes, my husband said, “Kim, I am basing my decision first on whether it would be a positive and growing experience for our girls.” Too this we both agreed it would be valuable and perhaps even life influencing. Secondly, he told me, “Then I am asking if it would be beneficial or be a detriment to our family.” Although it involves some inconvenience to our family, we both saw great benefit potential. Lastly, and he pointed out to me it was “lastly” he weighed whether we could afford this event. Again we both agreed it would be a stretch, but under the circumstances it was a worthy cause.
It isn’t going to be any easy change for me, but I definitely need to grow in basing my decisions on more than just money. Being a good steward is one thing, but being a miser is another. My thoughts and thus answers were so slanted that they did not allow for a “yes” from God. Teach me Lord, to follow Your ways and to honor You with all my decisions. Matthew 6:24