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“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us”   Ephesians 3:20

A friend of mine Wendy ordered a quarter of a cow which can be quite an investment, but the amount of meat for the cost is a wonderful deal and will feed her family for many months!

She had all but $150 of the total paid and the remaining balance would be due upon delivery of the meat.  The final payment and delivery date was quickly approaching and Wendy found herself concerned about how they would be able to come up with what they still owed.

Months before, Wendy’s husband’s ’95 Dodge Neon had completely died and because it was such an old car, the repair work needed to fix it far exceeded the car’s worth. They were able to borrow her parent’s car for a while and decided to deal with the Neon later.

There it sat, parked in their driveway unable to move, unable to drive, unable to start.

One Sunday afternoon, as Wendy and her family were relaxing watching some television, there was a knock on the door. Wendy answered the door and a complete stranger stood on her stoop.

This stranger explained that he drives past their home regularly, and had noticed the Neon sitting in the driveway for quite a while. He wondered if they were by any chance interested in selling it. He is also an owner of a ‘95 Dodge Neon that had been hit by a drunk driver, so he needed parts to fix it and offered $150 cash on the spot.

They couldn’t believe their luck. They sold him the car that day, and were able to use the money to finish paying for the beef they ordered. God easily provided their needs, and in a way that clearly got their attention.

God uses many different ways to get our attention; finances, heartache, time, people…

He wants us to recognize Him in all things and when He provides we need to give Him the credit.

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”   Ephesians 3:20-21

What’s going on in your life?

Is there something you’re struggling with?

Perhaps something happened that seemed ironic or coincidental?

Take a closer look.

God is real, and He wants your attention!

I Spy more…

Ok just to start off, before I tell you all the amazing things God has done today, I have to mention that I forgot my apple.  (inside joke; check out how God worked yesterday… What a day!)  Yup, I didn’t have a lunch again.  Now there’s NO WAY, three days in a row, God would provide another snack for me because I, absent minded and foolishly, didn’t have a lunch yet again.

Mmmm-hmmm, the conference room light was ON!!

“And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”   Genesis 1:3

I Spy God #1:

         

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PLUS!  (as if He had to provide even more…)

Today is apparently, “Administrative Professionals Day,” I Spy God #2.  Because I am an “Administrative Professional” ( I just like that title), I got a gift from my boss which included things that were absolutely perfect for me:

  • a cross wall hanging   (perfect!!)
  • decorative note cards   (yup, that fits!!  Check out… I Spy God writing a note)
  • a sweet little box of tissues  (quite appropriate; just read I CRY… it will explain)
  • and my absolute fave, pistachios!!!  (nothing more to say, they’re just awesome.)

“who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number:”   Job 5:9

Unbelievable.

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,”   Ephesians 3:20

THEN, (oh come on, you had to know there was more…)

So you know how I’ve been stressing how God will provide for the Writer’s conference this whole time?  And I’m sure you’ve heard those people say not to worry because what you are worrying about probably won’t happen anyway??

“Most things I worry about never happen anyway.”  ~ Tom Petty

Ok, I guess it was just Tom Petty that said that, but it’s true.  God had this financial thing all figured out.  This whole time, and was just waiting for me to trust Him!!

“As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!”  Psalm 40:17

Today He revealed I Spy God #3.  Because I have been “let go” from my position and have accumulated ETO time (Earned Time Off), I will receive a check reimbursing me for the hours I have not used.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!

Oh yes He did!

“Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.”   Psalm 40:5

Oh but wait, there’s MORE!!!  (whaaaaa?!!)

When I arrived home from work, I Spied God #4 & #5; I had virtual and literal mail waiting for me.  P31 Ministries sent an email with my most current scholarship update, and in the mailbox were two letters; one anticipated and one quite unexpected, but both from dear friends who felt God calling them to “help me reach my goal.”

And with the financial support sent in and counted for, God has provided 40% of my total registration need, and I still have my Pampered Chef fundraiser on Friday!!

“casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”   1 Peter 5:7

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”   Philippians 4:19

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