Tithe Journal #4

This post is part of the Tithe Experiment series

Giving (18/02/10)

$250 to tithe account


16/2/10 Learning the difference between need and necessity. Already know the difference between a want and a need but there is also a difference between a need and a necessity. There are a lot of things we need or need to do but we must focus on what is a necessity, do those things first and then reassess our situation. It’s hard not to do something you feel you need to do, makes decision-making all the more important.

22/2/10 Balancing the budget is becoming difficult. We have extra expenses and a minimal contingency fund to cover it. We need to work out how to spend less and make our money go further. Would really appreciate your prayers for provision.

I’ve decided to drop back to one subject this semester which is a good move. It simply means it’ll take me longer to finish and I need to be patient (so hard for me at the best of times ;-))

We have some specific prayer needs and would appreciate your prayers:

  • Wisdom to know how/when to take over the house mortgage
  • Where to attend Church, we need a regular church home
  • Study begins for me beginning of March – wisdom to balance everything

God’s Provision

19/2/10 Sam and I were able to go out tonight to a concert. My parents are amazing and have taken Anabelle for the night so we can have some couple time. It’s a provision for us that we have such Godly and generous parents who love to do this for us.

 20/2/10 Went shopping with Sam today because we needed some specific items. Not only did we find what we needed but we also bought some extras as well because everything we needed was on sale. And not just on sale but most things were 70%-90% off the normal price!! God really provided for us because these kinds of sales are rare where we live and its even rarer to actually find exactly what you need in these sales, amazing! We’re totally blown away by God’s provision!

The novelty of our experiment is starting to wear off as the realities of every day life take over. Its hard to keep trusting that God will provide – we know He will – It’s in these times that we need to submit ourselves to Him even more

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight – Proverbs 3:5-6 The Bible

We really appreciate all the encouragement, feedback and prayers, so thank you all! As always we’d love to hear from you so please feel free to say hi 🙂



Filed under church, Family, God Stuff, Tithe Experiment, Worship

4 responses to “Tithe Journal #4

  1. Praying for you guys, and love getting the updates Eddy.

  2. Nice post! I really like your posting.
    i will come back to read more of your posts.


  3. Ed-

    It is amazing how many things we like to put in the category of “need” that most of the world would probably laugh about. I know that God is continuing to show me things in my life that I thought that I needed but may actually contribute to me missing out on His best for me.

    Keep up the great work, I really enjoy getting the updates.

  4. Pingback: Tithe Journal #7 « My Authentic Life

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