I know there is a wide array of opinions among Christians concerning credit cards – to have or not to have…to use or not to use. Some are completely against them and some view them as very convenient as long as they are managed, while others think of them as a necessity (like a cell phone necessity). The point of this blog is not to offer my opinion on credit cards or credit, in general; however, for my husband and I…we believe the Lord would strive for us to be debt-free and we do not have any credit cards – fine.
Funny, every year the devil loves to revisit this temptation around the holidays. His tactic is always the same – lies (“you need this”…”just one small card”…) but is the master of deceit and makes his lies sound as if they might make sense (“the economy is so bad”….”you’re able to handle credit after all these years”….”everyone else”..and blah, blah, blah)!! That is the way Satan always works – the same old lies just refashioned, twisted and turned. It doesn’t take long before you start thinking, “Welll…” but, STOP! When Satan gets me to where I begin to doubt, I always ask the Lord if He changed His mind. Usually I know the answer before I even ask!
Back to my post…..we did not get a credit card – and we all had a very nice Christmas – and what a blessing to start 2009 realizing we had NO credit debt!! This week, we received a financial blessing…an unexpected blessing…from the Lord. I wish I could share the details but that’s not the point of this post either. I just wanted to use today to give Him all the praise. He is so very good to us!