A few weeks ago, I bought the book, Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life, written by Ruth Soukup from Target. I was very excited to start reading the whole book…
While reading the book, it made me realized that I should stop worrying about what people think of me and my family because I had no reasons to worry. For now, I have to be honest. We have serious financial situations at home due to the highest utilities bills, food, and expensive gas prices with two vehicles that tow and have 4WD along with my husband’s truck payment. We have 6 dogs and one cute guinea pig. My son goes to a private school, the tuition fee is expensive.
Of course, my family and I are frustrated with the budget now, but we put our trusts in God first. We know that He will and can provide us anything what we need.
In fact, God reminds me to remember that He needs me to trust Him better than myself because He has plan for me and my family. In Peter 5:7, the bible says, “Cast all of your anxieties upon Jesus because He cares for you.” This book has a lot of excellent biblical verses and personal finances that help changing our balanced life and personal habits. My husband and I need to find some ways to spend less on the unnecessary things we purchase. And we figure out how we can stay healthy living for the good life. You know, God reminds me to not have two masters: money and God at the same time. I see that money is just a monster.
Why is it a monster? That’s because the money is part of the human desire and temptation. Money will never save your life. Meanwhile, the bible says:
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” – Matthew 6:24 (NIV).
Remember that: “And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, ‘God is tempting me.’ God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else.” – James 1:13 (NLT). As the humans, we are not perfect but we are responsible to keep our minds under control with God. We do not want the devil to play our minds and tempt to spend anything so unnecessarily. Do you want to let the devil playing your mind? No! I’m sure that you do not want that, too. God is so good to us.
I am very happy that I found Ruth Soukup’s book, Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life.
You may or may not want to read this book to see if it makes difference in your life. That’s fine.
If you want something to change in your life or you may know that someone needs to change their life and personal finances, I recommend this book to you.
P.S. Thank you, Ruth, for giving me $100 Target Card with 4 free samples of Living Well Spending Less book, as I won the prize for taking an instagram photo with this book at Target!
Do you have Ruth Soukup’s book? What do you think of that? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
Money Management & Personal Growth
December 30, 2014
Living Well, Spending Less was written to bring hope and encouragement to every woman who currently feels overwhelmed or stressed with a life--and budget--that feels out of control. It speaks to the mom trying to juggle all the demands of a busy life with the pressure to keep up with those around her. It is a practical guide for those of us who often long to pull ourselves together but don't always know how. It is real, honest, packed with practical tips, and speaks to the heart of the matter--how can we live the life we've always wanted?
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