I wrote about some things to do instead of streaming television shows a while ago with the angle of time and our minds being precious. What I didn't talk about was the other thing streaming sites like the popular Netflix takes from us: our money. As Christians, we are called to be stewards of our money, resources and time, and in fact, none of those things truly belong to us. They were entrusted to us to use for God's work.
Here are some things you can do with $7.99 that doesn't involve Netflix (though I heard prices for that have been going up, so $7.99 might not even be enough for that!)!
Take a friend out on a cafe date
Get some tea and talk about the wonderful things God has been doing in your lives.
Rent a bicycle and explore parts of the city you have not before
See your city through new eyes, and meet and talk to people you may not have ever thought to. Using your legs is free though! :)
Go to the dollar store and put together a package to mail to a friend
Even the smallest of surprises in the mail can bring joy and encouragement to a friend.
Buy some stamps and send out some cards
Bless others by letting them know you are thinking about and praying for them!
Buy a meal for someone in need
And pray for and with that person.
Join a gym
I actually know someone who used Netflix money for a very basic gym membership instead! Turns out those exist!
Put it into your savings account
You'll have a pretty good amount by the end of the year to use for a good cause or pay off a chunk of debt.
What creative things would you do for $7.99 that doesn't involve streaming?