My husband and I are not the best savers. When we decided to adopt Ethan one of the big hurdles was finances. But that didn't stop God from coming through for us. I am not at all ashamed to admit that we used my entire 401K for the adoption. Do I find it coincidental that we had EXACTLY enough for the adoption expenses? Not at all. Some people may say what we did was fiscally irresponsible. I say it was God's way of giving us exactly what we needed to fulfill His purpose for our life and Ethan's life.
It's not my money anyways. It's His. And He has shown me time and time again that I need to rely on him (not my job or our financial situation). Now, I'm not saying we are perfect and always do with our money what God wants us to. I don't think God blessed me with a good job a few years back so we could travel to some of our favorite destinations like Dominican Republic and Isla Mujeres. But it sure was fun! And those trips gave my husband and I some much needed alone time. Those trips allowed us to focus on our relationship and have deep, uninterrupted discussions about our future and our family.
The awesome thing about God is that He doesn't pick and choose who He blesses. If we, first and foremost, remain faithful to Him He will bless us. Again and again He will bless us.
The funny thing is we are probably the tightest on money we have ever been and I couldn't feel more blessed.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 5:3