Friday, September 4, 2009

The Next 90 Days

Technically, this post should have been written on September 1st.... :)

Matt and I are embarking on a 90 day spending fast. I'm not quite sure if that is the right term for it, but let me explain what we are doing. We've both realized that it gets so easy to spend money without even giving it much thought and we both sense the Lord challenging us to live with a more Kingdom perspective especially with our money. In the past few months there have been a few moments of need in our friends around us where we wished/hoped we could have helped more with that need. God placed this desire in us to bless others but because of our lack of stewardship with our money we weren't able to bless those around us fully. Money will only be spent on:

1. monthly bills
2. giving/tithing 
3. groceries
4. gas

In essence, we've taken away our ability for discretionary spending. Our hope is to listen more closely to what God wants for us in ALL areas of our life, so that we might be more Kingdom minded.

Please pray for us. We say this with a smile because at times this will be a challenge for us....We will be blogging once a week about our journey through this.

grace and peace,
Matt and Adrienne (written together)

5 comments:

Megling said...

Good luck friend...this made me smile as I just invited you all out for dinner at a restaurant while you were writing this.

Amanda said...

Good Luck! Man am I excited to see what God does through this adventure! Love you guys!

The Abbiatti Family said...

Sweet! What a challenge! Can't wait to hear about it!

Suzy B. said...

Oh...what a cool idea! I can't wait to see how God uses you and the $ God gives you! I will be praying! Keep us updated. :-)

samleejackson said...

Financial discipline is always the foundation to financial success. I applaud you.