Sunday, August 14, 2011

Small Steps of Faith and Blessings

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus 
Phil. 4:19 
A while back I asked some of you to pray over some money the state said they owed us. It was a long process but basically it was funds that I had paid to a college. I had to drop out because of a daycare issue when Jakob was under 2 and I thought back then it was past the time to get any of those funds back semester wise. All these years later a company had sent us this letter telling me of this unclaimed property. I will be honest that at first I thought it was a scam. Its been about four months of work, but this Saturday we got the check in the mail for this unclaimed property. I am so thankful for it!
 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well 
Matthew 6:33
I have spent the last twenty four hours really praying about this money. I know that the Lord has a purpose for it, there is a reason that He waited all this time for it to reach our hands. I thought of Christmas and how nice it would be to have some set aside for the kids. I thought of using it to pay for the windows in Jakob's room, especially since we did such a great job in the living room. It would pay for all four windows and most of the wood we need. There were so many desires that came to mind. Since I was in turmoil I withheld this information from my husband for this twenty four hours so that I could truly pray without any outside influence.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid 
John 14:27 NKJV
Tonight as we were in the grocery store looking at prices of food and getting what we have to have this week. I thought of the fact that my dad will be here in a couple of months. I knew at that moment that the Lord was providing me with an answer. The fireplace needs to come down in the next month or so, we are going to take care of that. We would like to put in a wood burning stove, it will be more efficient since our home does not have central heating that works. We also need to fix the entire wall on that same side of the house in our bedroom, the sheet rock near the floor is nearly non existent.  I realized what perfect timing, he will be here in November, if all goes well. He knows how to sheet rock, he knows how to do wood burning stoves and I have some money I can stick in savings now to do just that. I know the Lord can also continue to add to those funds over the next few months, so my prayer tonight is that those other needs that I thought of, that they be provided as well if it is His Will. I am truly grateful for His Provision. I love unexpected blessings.

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