Monday, September 10, 2007

Blessed Beyond Belief

Coupla days ago, I wrote about Tithing. So I wanted to follow up on that.

If you don't want to go back and read it, I have been feeling like God is telling me to tithe a full 10%. Which ain't alot on my income by the world's standards.
But it's a big chunk of my monthly funds, you know?

So I was scared.
But I did it anyway.
And all the way back down the aisle, I had to fight the urge to run back and get it.
"Ok, God! I'm obeying here! It's all up to you."

Two days later, the midwife I'm assisting pulled me aside to tell me what a great job I was doing and how impressed she was with my hard work. She said she could tell that I really had a passion for the job and wanted to help me.

OK, I could have lived for about a week on that compliment alone.
But when she pressed the money into my hand, my eyes overflowed.
It was $25 more than I had put in to the basket at church!


Then, the next day, a friend contacted me out of the blue to ask if she could help me with Christmas gifts for the kids.
Well, right now, I can't even think about Christmas without going into a minor panic attack, so I had just decided to leave that up to God. It's in His hands...and He works through my angel/friend.

I was speechless...which don't happen often, friends! I want to say "No". I want to cry. I want to wrap my arms around her neck and hug her so hard she couldn't breathe.

I am humbled and contrite for even doubting Him and being afraid. I am honored that He chose to bless me.

I say "I, I, I..." but it's not about me. It's about God and what incredible things He can do if we obey. It's about my kids and how God takes care of them regardless of the poor choices I make. He WORKS, not BECAUSE of me...but in spite of me!
I am INCREDIBLY blessed to have such wonderful friends.
And I had to share the blessing with you.


Heather said...

I am so thrilled. I have tons of similar stories but my favorite is last winter when Rachel got birthday money plus some money for some work she did. We went to church and God impressed on her to give the entire amount at the missionary conference. She had a HARD time doing it. Five minutes later, when church was over, a friend of mine handed her an envelope--with double the amount she had given. God is so awesome and HE loves to give us good gifts--especially when we struggle to obey Him fully!

Rebekah said...

God is good all the time. All the time God is good

Donetta said...


Jennifer said...

The gifts of money you received are nice, but just be careful about your theolgy here... just because you gave money to God doesn't mean he is always going to reward you with money. Next time it might just be a good day with no arguments in your family.

Donetta said...

Come visit me I have something for you. You make me smile.

Qtpies7 said...

I think tithing is where we are really struggling. We know better, but we haven't been able to see how we can afford to tithe, but really we shouldn't be able to see how we can afford not to tithe. I have been being convicted in this area. Everything is breaking and costing us an arm and a leg and still not getting fixed, how can I tithe? But I need to tithe and I know all things will follow.