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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

I Spy little faith

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“For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”   Matthew 17:20

As most of you know I have registered for the She Speaks conference in July… a writer’s conference to help me (hopefully) be more effective with the stories God has given me to share, as well as guide my next steps in this calling (and amazing gift) I feel God has given me.

I’ve been stressing a bit because my financial support is not where I had hoped, three weeks before the due date of May 15th

{gulp…}

Plus, my job has been essentially phased out, so that financial reduction is not going to… y’know, make things easier.  So I decided I need to be proactive and host a Pampered Chef fundraising show.  Unfortunately because of the time constraints, and getting the scholarship money raised to She Speaks before May 15th, the only date available for the show would be THIS Friday.

{again, gulp!!}   Yeah, I’ve got a week.

So, like Noah, I got to work.  I sent out a BOAT-load (heehee) of emails and Facebook invites on Sunday hoping God will do something amazing this week.

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“By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.”   Hebrews 11:7

Shocker, He has already begun answering that prayer.

“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”   James 1:6

I received two separate, yet nearly identical, messages Sunday night from two wonderful friends saying:

“I received your invite for the Pampered Chef fundraiser. I have to be honest though; I can’t cook worth a darn, and have so much expensive Pampered Chef stuff that rarely gets used. I would be happy to help you achieve your monetary goal though. If you would like, I could send you a check directly.”

I was blown away.

“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”   Philippians 4:6

I was in high spirits heading to work on Monday, armed with catalogs and fliers to hand out at work, and immediately a couple co-workers approached me and said they wanted to place orders.

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD.”   Jeremiah 17:7

Then, my boss approached me and said:

“The doctors said that you can work two more weeks.”

{gulp.}

“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”   Matthew 6:34

I took a deep breath, figured God had a plan, and am thankful for another two weeks of work…so I’ll make the best of my time.

When I got home and checked my email, I got a message indicating that another dear friend had already placed a significant order on Pampered Chef’s website…

“… your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”   Matthew 6:8

Then Jax called.  He got news that the company he has been contracting for has gotten approval to hire two contractors into full time positions, and Jax has been encouraged to apply.  Although we’ll have to wait for the final word next week, God is orchestrating all of this, and I praise Him for what He will do!!

“At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.”   Psalm 69:13

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