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We cannot live on One Income

Updated on October 12, 2014

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Living Income

At my table with paper and a ballpen, I deliberately and clearly print out my monthly bills and amount of each. I question to my self "How can I possibly live only in one income?

Calculating the amount of our bills was my daily exercise in worry.

I knew that my worry was displeasing to God. I also realized that my fears were for the future.

Along with physical provision God showed us the joy of disciplined spending. In the bible i had read in Ecclesiastes 5:10 on NIV says "Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income."

As a Christian, 10 percent to the Lord in giving tithes is very important because money management could be accomplished with praise and thanksgiving. I tried to remember that everything we have comes from God.

In giving to the Lord we acknowledged not only with our words although with our actions that everything we have comes from him.

Much healing comes from confessing a fault, yet my covetous desires must have been deep-seated, because they haven't left readily.

Although because of God's compassion, each time fear comes I Iift up my head to him.

Each time God provides something to suggest or recommend that I should recall his past provision and hope in his promise of future provision. His promise is the impetus that keeps me looking to him.

Bible verses that supports income

Here are the supportive Bible verses that relates to one income in my article:

In Lamentations 3:24 of New International Version or known as NIV and the verse says " I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." This thoughts have helped when it talks about income. There is no limit to the closeness of the relationship that I can with him. The more I seek the Lord and his Kingdom, the less I will desire temporal treasures. everything that I have has come from him and has been given to me for a reason.

The last verse that I would share is found in Matthew 19:19 and it says " honor your father and mother and love your neighbor as yourself." It tells to the readers and viewers that we need to love our parents and especially ourselves. This is to share more blessings without holding anything back.

Sometimes, I think back to my fears about living on one income, and I marvel at how the Lord has provided for us. At other times fear seizes me again and I panic! Although because of God's compassion, each time fear comes, I lift up my head to him. Each time God provides something to suggest that I should recall his past provision and hope in his promise of future provision. His promise is the impetus that keeps me looking to him.

All of these verses marked NIV are taken permission from the Holy Bible , New International Version, copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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