Be a Good Steward of Money
Summer is a time of abundance. It is a season of expensive vacations and pricey trips to amusement parks, of blockbuster movies and three-day music festivals. June, July, and August provide ample opportunities to empty our bank accounts. In light of recent worldwide economic woes, many people have found creative ways to have summer fun on the cheap. But Christians should use money responsibly and faithfully regardless of the state of the economy.
This summer, find ways to get by with less. Spend a day at a state park instead of an amusement park. Take advantage of free public entertainment (such as concerts, plays, and outdoor movies) instead of spending money on concert and movie tickets. Instead of going out for dinner, cook out on the backyard grill. All of these money-saving activities allow you to save and be more faithful and generous with your income. By making some minor sacrifices and changes of plans, you can avoid debt and have more money to use in service of God and God's kingdom.