Grace evangelical churchFrugal Fair Devotion
Why are we Frugal? Is it because it’s… Fun … A Necessity… Trendy?Why do I buy the stuff I buy? Why do I dress the way I do?
1 Timothy 2:9-10
Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braidedhair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim togodliness.
What does the Bible say?
We were created for the purpose of glorifying God and good works, not for our ownhappiness.
1 Corinthians 10:31
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand thatwe should walk in them.
God has promised to provide us all we need (not all we “want” or “desire”)
Philippians 4:11, 1 Timothy 6:8, 2 Corinthians 12:10
As women, we manage our households as we make many daily decisions about feedingand clothing our families. The word stewardship is the Greek word
, which means“household management”.Questions to consider when balancing stewardship:1.What is my perspective on material things? Matthew 6:19-202.Am I content in all things? Philippians 4:11-12
Do I have a servant’s attitude? Philippians 2:3-4
Do I give God my best? (and this is not just money!) Proverbs 3:9-105.Do I put God first when making decisions? Matthew 6:33
What does the testimony of my stewardship look like to others? Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
Do I remember that what’s right for someone else, might not be right for me? Romans14:14-23
What am I teaching my children and grandchildren in my words and actions?Deuteronomy 4:8-9
"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
" Andthese words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
"You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shalltalk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments
'Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.
'And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'This
the first commandment.
"And the second, like
this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
Areas of Stewardship TimeEph. 5:15-17How do I use the time God has given me? TalentEph. 2:10Do I remember that all my abilities were divinely given by theCreator? Am I using them to serve and honor Him? TreasuresMatt. 6:19-21What do your treasures reveal about my heart? Truth2Tim. 2:15Am I diligent to accurately learn and share the Word of God? Temple- 1Cor. 6:19-How do I glorify God in my body? In what I eat and wear? In
Barbara Hult- GEC’s WINGS Ministry- Frugal Fair- April 2011