Friday, February 18, 2011

God is Faithful!

I wanted to share how God was faithful this week in our finances. Over and over our needs have been met and I want to be sure I'm giving God the glory!

We visited DH's family last month in California and our travel expenses were $637.60. I had set aside $200 in January and squeezed another $10.12 to pay toward this cost. When DH took over the finances a few weeks ago I explained that we still had to come up with $427.48. He was frustrated that we hadn't had the money in advance of the trip (and he is totally right!) and listed a few options of places we might "find" money to cover this cost. Then I had to pay annual payroll taxes for our business and those options disappeared as I wrote a check to Uncle Sam.

On Tuesday morning we prayed about our finances, specifically about this outstanding bill and about a much larger expense we are anticipating this summer. In the mail that day, we received a check for $302.81. It was an insurance refund related to expenses back in December 2009! I also received a payment that day of $39.63 for some babysitting I had done in January. Finally, DH was signed up to participate in a focus group that night, but the company ended up not needing him. We couldn't believe it when he was paid $85 for his trouble anyway. In total we were needed $427.48 and the day we prayed about it God provided $427.44! Isn't God good?

Also on Tuesday . . . DH found out that he had won an award at work that came with a monetary bonus. That bonus will be saved toward that large expense we're anticipating this summer. God is already meeting that need, too.

He is faithful to meet our needs! Philipians 4:19 says "And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Amen.



So, what do you think?