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Sunday, June 25, 2006

It's a 'God Thing'

My husband is a mortgage broker --which translates into, 'there ain't no paycheck unless he closes a loan'. Talk about relying on God! Many times, as I've looked at our checkbook balance, wondering where the money is going to come from to pay our mortgage....I find myself saying (Again), "okay Lord. You know our need. You clothe the sparrows and the lilies of the field....I'm trusting You." Then I close the checkbook and trust.

Two days later, I open the checkbook and find myself wondering (Again) where the money is going to come from to pay the mortgage. Once again...that still small voice..."I thought You were going to trust Me." Oh, yeah, that's right. He takes care of the sparrows. I can trust Him. So I trust...again.

Two days later, I open the checkbook....you know the rest.

Why is it that I have absolutely NO problem encouraging friends and reminding them that the Lord will take care of their every need but when it comes to TOTALLY trusting Him with our finances, I balk every time?

God has NEVER failed us. He is always on time. The money always comes from somewhere. Yet I continue to stare at that checkbook balance and fret about from where the money is going to come.

The other day Randy came home from the office and told me about something which had happened that day. I had been praying for the Lord to bring in more business --from unexpected sources. He and his business partner had both picked up the phone at the same time to call someone. Upon hearing that the other was dialing, they both hung up the phone. Several minutes later, the phone rang. A person on the other end said that Randy's office number had appeared on her caller ID moments before and she wondered why he was calling her. It turned out that her number had been random --a combination of the two numbers that Randy and Angie had dialed together when they both were using the phone at the same time.

Randy asked her if by chance she needed a mortgage. Turns out she does. He now has a new client from a totally unexpected source!

It's a 'God Thing'!