I don't want anyone to panic.... There is no need for us to worry.... God takes care of His children. But we do have to be wise. We do have to be good stewards of the funds He provides us with. This is a hard thing to do in the midst of a culture obsessed with enjoying life by spending money on things,
There may not be a literal ghetto where you live; but in those ghettos, (a group of
people from a specific culture and similar values) they lived the same kind of life. They were almost separated from the rest of the world.
So we too, in our minds, must live like we are in that ghetto, where we will not be deterred from our work here on earth. We must prepare for hard times. . . Almost like Noah did when he built the ark. . . We have to avoid the temptation of falling into assimilation with the world, and instead, prepare for our basic needs:
1. To keep our families warm this coming winter.
2. To keep our families fed with nutritious food (not junk or garbage).
3. To keep our families clothed.
4. To keep our families peaceful and joyful. We must have our sense of humor. We must bring joy into our lives to get through this.
Hard times are coming.......... Please help me, dear Lord, to avoid wasting money and start working hard to save every dime that comes in so we can buy our heat for this winter.
It is much harder to save money than it is to earn it.