PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!
Feeling extra blessed tonight for some reason…
I’m sitting here wondering how many people that I know….trust God as Creator and Jesus as Savior?
See, here’s the thing…
I lost my house in a fire about 5 years ago. No insurance on the house, with FAITH…everything was replaced 10 FOLD! People came out of the wood work, some we didn’t even KNOW..and helped us replace EVERYTHING! New Stove, Refrigerator…and live in a house that has NO RENT.. (Now we have a hoarder house! lol j/k)
We ran a bookstore for three years on JUST MY income, which at the time was 75% child support taken out…. I brought home roughly 800 a month.
We didn’t make a lot of money (hence closing it) BUT it stayed open for 3 years on JUST MY INCOME and roughly $5,000 a year coming in as revenue (I am not a businessman per se’ but GOD is!)
My car quit working totally, and no money to fix it (after bookstore closed) but some guy GAVE us a newer model car to replace it! (This happened twice!) We were able to junk the car (which was also given to us for what it took to get a SECOND VEHICLE..for Darlene!
Right after the fire, Darlene got an inheritance which was able to fund many family members in some bills, ONE family member got $500!
Both Dar and I have had a few health scares, deaths in the family (normal stuff) Crazy hospital bills and things we don’t even talk about…
I kept on trusting God and continued to try to bless people financially whether we had it or not… AND whether we had the money or not, we gave back to God’s people via “tithe” or offerings..
THEN, I lost my job after ALMOST 10 yrs! I was DEVASTATED! What will I do now???!!!
What I HAVE been doing for years! Trusting God! You read my story, and that’s not even a QUARTER OF IT!
I keep getting people ask me why we get so blessed, like it’s some secret thing we do! We simply…Love God, love EACH OTHER, LOVE OTHERS…Not fret about our own things, but worry more about the things of others…and NOW…. Unemployment is giving me a hard time! I have received my last paycheck…..a whopping $227!!! For three weeks, I haven’t gotten a paycheck! (Some others have helped out, you all know who you are!!) And you think…JUST THREE WEEKS?? So many things have popped up financially that we took for granted…bank loans, credit cards, medical bills, car payments….etc..
Most of us are just ONE paycheck…maybe two away from being homeless.. but God gave us a place where even if there is no electric..we have a place that we never have to worry about paying for!! I didn’t write ANY of this for sympathy…NONE….
I wrote this because MY FAMILY trusts in God in all things! And BECAUSE of that trust…we have the “Peace that surpasses alllll understanding” AND WE are content….even in the roughest storms and waters…
I ask that any reading this…only trusts God as creator…Jesus as Savior and turn it all over to them… I couldn’t ask for a better place to be! I won’t get a paycheck for ANOTHER 2 weeks, but I KNOW THAT MY DADDY IN HEAVEN has our back!!!
God speaks thru Paul and says in Philippians 4:11-13 “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through CHRIST JESUS who gives me strength.”
If you got nothing else out of this…look at your situation (I do) and see others worse off than you are… (I do that too) and in comparison, we can ALL find someone who is worse off than we are!
~Love you all! Peace! Mike