Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Matthew 6:19-20 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal."

Not sure where to begin....almost 2 years ago, I felt the Lord prompting me to quit my job. I kept asking Him how He thought we could afford for me to do that?!?!? Have you ever questioned God? Who did I think I was to question Him anyway??? Did I think I knew more than Him? Did I think I could see into the future better than Him? I think I probably did. Jeremiah 29:11 is the verse that I have claimed as my own...I know I don't "own" it, but that is the verse that kept going thru my head every time that I started to question God's prompting....."a future and a hope"!! Have there been times that I have questioned that it was the right decision?!?!?!?....honestly.....no. I know that God knew what He was doing...I'm sure He's glad I figured that out. I hope He's smiling about now at my words!!! Have there been times that I thought He wasn't going to pull us out of a difficult situation financially???....yes, I am only human...I still have my doubts sometimes...but they are fewer and farther between...and, not doubts about quitting my job...but doubts about if the money is going to be there when needed. I have prayed for His blessing on us financially...has He seen fit to make us millionaires....even thousandaires?!?!?....no....but...He has seen fit to send us what we need in just the nick of time. Sunday was not one of my better days....I got up really early with a headache, and wound up laying back down on the couch on the "back porch"...that is what we call our sun room....as I laid there, it stormed, and I tried to sleep, but the storm kept interrupting me. It was amazing to lay there and here God's majesty....see His "fireworks". Little did I know, until later in the day, that the lightening ran in on our refrigerator (that's what the repairman who spent 3 hours trying to fix it told us). Did I get worried???...yes....did I wonder how in the world we're going to get it fixed???...yes....is it a major pain to be without a fridge???...yes, indeed!!! Did I question why it happened to me???....actually no...I've never thought I was too good, or beneath, anything "bad" happening to me. As it turns out, God is still in control...imagine that....and He is working this situation out better than I had thought it could work out!!! As I pondered (again, I love that word)...on all that is going on this morning, the above verse came to mind. I remember sharing it with a lady who was the rep for the cell phone carrier when I still worked because of a situation that she was going thru. We should never think more of what we own in this world than we do of what it takes to get us to the world that waits on us if we are saved...heaven!!! I've said many times that the things of this world don't last...just like my refrigerator....but what is in my heart...my salvation...it will take me to heaven where there will be no more worries about things of this world not working, breaking down, rusting, moths eating up, or somebody stealing. I want to store up for myself treasures in heaven!!!

1 comment:

  1. deb..
    sometimes obeying God seems impossible for our little minds. if we all would be more obedient to Him then we would become better christians. i know i had a hard time quitting my employment there also i guess that is why they helped me make that decision. i know now though that was in God's will for me also.


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