Saturday, October 23, 2010

prayer and provision

End of the month = bill paying time.  I find myself whining sometimes that the bills we have are not fun bills - you know the kind you hear about on t.v. - the people that are in debt because of poor choices buying cars and boats and homes and clothes and vacations they could not afford.  Yes, I have actually thought momentarily from time to time, "I wish some of our bills were for something fun - like a new car."  But I don't really want that. (well the new car I would take, but I love that we do not have car payments - thank you, Dave Ramsey plan.)  Having that kind of debt would stress me out beyond belief, so I have to remind myself of that when I feel the need to compare.  We are lucky that our bills are the basics - house payment, insurance(s) (ugh!), phone, utilties, trash, and medical.  Oh the medical. We are lucky that before I stopped working we had saved away some money - money that is coming in handy during this transition time and time of the never-ending-medical costs.

And I have been jokingly (somewhat) complaining on facebook about where we sign-up for our free medical care that the Great Obama (sorry, not a fan!) has promised us all.  But that's another thought for another post, not this one.
So today as we sat paying bills, I prayed, God, it sure would be nice to have a check in the mail for some of this medical stuff.  And this afternoon I went out to the mailbox on the way to run some errrands (including going to the post office to pay the bills) and there was a check and a letter indicating that this unexpected check was to go towards medical costs. 
God continues to provide - piece by piece - big, small, and in-between - each moment, each day, each month.
And I cry as I type this because He knew a few days ago I would pray that prayer today - and I would see the answer almost immediately.  I find this amazing.  Sometimes the answers are not so immediate - I know that as well as a lot of you blogging readers. But today it was an immediate reminder that the God of the universe is intimately involved in my life, and that I am called to continue to trust Him at all times.
"Would any of you give your hungry child a stone, if the child asked for some bread? Would you give your child a snake if the child asked for a fish? As bad as you are, you still know how to give good gifts to your children. But your heavenly Father is even more ready to give good things to people who ask." Mattew 7:9-11 (CEV)


  1. Thanks for the verse you included in this post. I read the beginning of it, thinking of all the things I would give up to give Sammy the world, and then I read the last part..."as bad as you are...BUT" How much I needed to read that--and your testimony--during my own time of learning to be still and trust in God.

  2. Love this!!! Our God is amazing....
    His love endures forever!


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