This is going to be a quick entry, but I just had to tell you how God is working in my life.
Recently, my husband has put us on a tighter financial rein, both because we felt we weren’t saving as much as we’d like, and because we were not being as responsible with our money as we should. Although this was his decision and not mine, I have been trying to abide by it. Since I’m the one who has paid the bills for many, many years, I was pretty stressed when I saw how much he chose to carve out of our budget.
I went to God and asked Him, as I have in the past, to be Lord of our finances. Interestingly, last month, I opened two bills (on the same day, no less), and found that I had significantly large credits on each. I had a $152.92 credit on one bill, and a $385.36 credit on our electric/gas bill! I have no idea where those credits came from. I don’t know if I overpaid, and I haven’t gone back to check.
Fast-forward to September 26 when I began my freefall into free lance writing–my ministry for the Lord. I knew I was putting even more stress on the budget, but I went again to the Lord and asked Him to provide. Only yesterday, while I was in prayer, I told the Lord that I was feeling frustrated, because even though I’ve been sending out lots of articles and queries to various Christian mags, I’ve heard nothing back. In this case, no news is good news, but still, no news means no pay. I told the Lord that I knew I shouldn’t be worrying about money, but sometimes it’s hard not to.
Then today, I opened up this month’s electric/gas bill, and I still have some of the credit left over…I’d forgotten about last month’s large credit. I still had $221.95 of credit sitting there, so this month we have another “free” electric/gas bill–and still with some money left over to apply to next month.
The point is, God always provides, and he ALWAYS provides in ways that we would not expect. No, I haven’t gotten another check for my writing in the mail–yet–but I received something even more wonderful. I was given clear-cut evidence that my amazing Heavenly Father is taking care of us. That He hears my prayers. And that I should keep on falling…into this ministry…and having ruthless trust.
I just love being His child, because God is just a kick…don’t you think?