By far, the top questions I receive from single parents is in reference to their money. And although I did financial counseling for almost 10 years in Corporate America, I simply do not know how to teach on finances without submitting Biblical principle.
Be faithful in the “little”. We are all called to be good stewards of what we have. Simple as that. Manage the little you have now, so that God can see fit to entrust you with more in the future.
Why is it important to manage our money successfully?
– To be an example to others.
– To leave our children with a financial legacy.
– To teach our children.
– To enter into a new relationship with a spouse, financially healthy (NOT looking for someone to pay our bills).
EVERYTHING you have is God’s. He gave it to you. The principle of tithing (giving your 10% back to the church) is the number one, first step in achieving financial freedom.
Prov 11:24 “Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything.”
Prov 11:18 “Evil people get rich for a moment, but the reward of the godly will last forever.”
2 Corin 9:7-8 “And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then, you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.”
Jennifer Maggio is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on single parent issues. She is founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries and Overwhelmed: The Single Moms Magazine. She is a critically-acclaimed author and speaker who has a heart to see single parents living a life of complete freedom. For more information, visit http://www.thelifeofasinglemom.com.