Can you imagine finding God when balancing your checkbook? It has happened to me and maybe to you too. This month after I checked off the debits and deposits in my bank account register I breathed a sigh of relief. The numbers reconciled. We had enough money to cover all bills and some left over to start out the new month.
I threw up my hands with relief and called to my husband in the next room. ”We’re in good shape. The bank and I agree!” My husband shouted his congratulations, knowing how much I dislike this task. He dislikes it even more. That’s why I took it over.
Then I sat back and realized that God is in this chore with me. He guides my eyes, so I don’t miss any numbers. He helps me see where our income has gone and even where to cut back when things are a bit tight. He encourages me with Scripture. “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 The Bible).
Finding God when balancing your checkbook is one more way He shows Himself to us in the details of everyday life.
Check this video on YouTube if you’d like help balancing your checkbook and becoming a better manager of household finances.