Wednesday, June 23, 2010

money money money moneyyy

Morning! I thought I would try blogging in the morning on days like today... where I don' t have to go into work until 11 :) The only bad part about those days is I don't get home until 8- and that's dumb.

So my phone rang at 5:37 this morning, of course I thought someone was like in trouble or something. It was my mom. A while ago- during tax season, I reminded her of a tax credit that we could get from my paying tuition all last year. If you know anything about taxes- it's a pretty big credit. Anyways- long story short, my mom learned that God always provides, always protects and always will meet you right where you are at. Without going into to much detail, mom was down to not a lot of $$$ and that check came this morning just at the right time. It is so awesome when God see's our needs, when he hears our cries and see's us giving everything we have-- and responds. I have heard so many stories throughout my life of people who are down to their last dollar- and they give it away. It is seriously one of my favorite things to see that restored and to see God give it back double what it was given in His name. My Aunt Prudie always tells me, " You can never out give God." I am so convicted by this today because of how I am managing my money. I just got out of college 6 months ago and I am making more money than I ever thought I would be starting out. In college, I went months without buying groceries because I had to many other expenses and such a small income. I have really been doing a poor job, if you wanted to know, about giving back to the Lord what is already his. Monetarily, I don't honor God. I obsess over money and the lack of it for things I truly desire. I don't believe that God is the God of all of my money and my desires and that he indeed will provide for them if it is HIS WILL. 1 Peter 1:14 says, " As obedient children do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance (before you knew the awesome news of Jesus!). 15- But just as he who called you is holy, be holy in all that you do, for it is written, "Be Holy because I am holy."

That can apply to so many other things in this life. "Be Holy Because I am Holy." That basically answers all of our questions about why we should follow Christ, and why we should die to ourselves everyday and be different than the rest of the world. Because Christ is Holy.

I hope you all have an amazing day. The sun is shining and there are clear blue skies here. Thank you Jesus- what a wonderful maker.


  1. Ahhh yes, I read 1 Peter last night and I LOVED that verse about ignorance!! Great post, I received that same call too.. Love you :)

  2. There is this great ministry that you can donate's called Josh and Danielle Noble. Promise we will use it to spread love.
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    Great post!!

  3. There is a story I would like to share. Back when I was teaching Sunday school (believe it) I taught on tithing and stewardship. One of the young couples in the class (not yet married) promised to give back what was rightfully His, even though they knew it meant giving up their dream wedding or so they thought at the time. For 18 moths they gave. 6 moths before the wedding Shelly entered a contest at a bridal show she attended. She won. 25,000 dollars towards a wedding and honeymoon. The amount they tithed over that 18 months...2,500 almost down to the exact penny. 10 fold, as promised. God is good, all the time.

  4. On that subject.... I didn't plan it but I never had to worry about money. I joined the marines right out of high school. My first station was at Alameda across the bay from San Francisco. I ate free at the mess hall and for less than a buck I could get anywhere I wanted by city bus or on the BART. My paychecks weren't much and I didn't need much; in fact, I remember one of my fellow marines coming into my room and asking me when I planned on cashing those checks. Four or five of them were scattered on my reading desk. I just tossed them there unthinkingly over several months. It was like that until I got married three years later. Funny how doing THAT changed my blase attitude toward money over night! Even so, I STILL never had to worry about money. We lived within our means and still saved much of it even with giving to the church and to charity. I suffered in a lot of ways during my years in the military, but never did it involve for want of money. I guess you could say I was blessed. God bless us all!