As I was praying today what I should write about for “Thrifty Thursday” (as sort of my weekly theme), the Lord brought to my mind Proverbs 12:27 which says, “The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.”
How does this verse tie in with thriftiness?
Have you ever brought home a bag of potatoes and then ended up having to throw half of them out because you avoided peeling and cooking them? How about a meal that you actually made and you put some of the leftovers in the back of the refrigerator and completely forgot about them?
Every time something like this happens to me…I feel the conviction in my heart… “the slothful man roasted not that which he took in hunting.”
The things that the Lord has provided for us should be precious. We should strive to be good stewards in the way we use our money and our possessions.
I believe the first step to becoming a thrifty wife and mom is being diligent with the substance that the Lord has already given you.
1. Try to stretch that dollar you have in your wallet. Take notice on the best deals when you’re shopping…ounce for ounce, pound for pound, etc.
2. Use the last drop. Scrape the peanut butter and mayo jars for one more sandwich. Add a little water to those shampoo and dishwashing soap bottles for one more wash, etc.
3. Use it again. Before you throw something out, determine if you can use it for something else. It’s fun being creative. While growing up, my mom and I used many throw away items for projects and crafts.
I encourage you to become a thrifty wife and mom. And, by the way, I really love hearing from my readers. Please share your tips and ideas with everybody!