This week we want to encourage you to put the principle of stewardship into action. Take a $10 bill together. The goal is to see this $10 as completely God’s money, but He has given it to you as a couple to use for His purpose. As a couple, pray over this money and ask God to lead you in how to best use it. After praying, think of possible ways you might use the money. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-Give the money to a single mom or elderly person living on your street.
-Find a missions organization to fund.
-Take the money to a homeless shelter, pregnancy resource center, or kid’s ministry.
-Go buy a toy you can give to a needy child.
-Buy a gift card at Wal-Mart and give it to the greeter or someone in the store that looks like they are in need, or better yet, give it to a mother with a crying kid in the grocery cart.
You probably have a better idea. Whatever you choose, take the money and complete the task together.Â After taking the money and spending it for God, go to a park or out for a meal and discuss the following issues.
*How did it make each us you feel to set apart this $10 for God’s purpose and spend it in a way that would bring glory to Him?
*What are some ways we could do this more often with our money?
*If we honestly came to the point where we realized that all of our possessions belonged to God, how would our lives change? Our spending habits? Our giving?
*Do we need to consider making a budget? If so, how can we set aside time to make it happen?
At the candle — Read Proverbs 30:7-9, 2 Corinthians 8, and pray that God would lead you financially.