I am not typically a two a day poster but I couldn't wait! I had to tell you.  Shoot I am not even an everyday poster. In case you missed it: TEMPORARY HOME


Since my Repentance & Rejuvenation post our family has experienced MIRACLES every single day.  I am amazed by this fact and wonder "IS IT BECAUSE WE ARE LOOKING & EXPECTING?"  Meaning, when my life wasn't so rough, and times weren't so hard was I just OBLIVIOUS to the everyday miracles?  Or, is it because we are truly trying to live our lives in obedience and desire ONLY what God wants and so now we are reciving blessings. 

For the record I think both are right.  

So, I am tracking MIRACLES.  and I am keeping them private (for the most part).  ...but I had to share this:

We needed a "specific" amount of money to pay big government some taxes :) Not a lot of money, mind you, but it was more than we had.  So, I decided to "pray" from that specific amount. I told hubby to pray for that amount. I shared with a few friends to pray for that amount. 

Faith...

So. We pray. Think about. Consider.  Pray harder.  and I tell my husband Monday... you better pray for this amount.  God is going to have to provide it somehow because the check in in the mail "by faith"!

...by Tuesday afternoon I have had enough of waiting on God maybe we should just ask his dad, I mean he already offered to help us on Saturday, maybe that was God's way of helping. Right?

He called. His dad was gracious enough to help and I thought I had my miracle. 

Wrong?

I went to the mail box this afternoon (Wednesday) and there is a priority mail envelope in there.

I think... could it be? No?  Really? na! Come on!

and I see who it is from and I know! I know! GOD PROVIDED!

The tears began to come and they were tears of joy that promptly turned to tears of repentance.  

"I am sorry LORD that I didn't have faith in You and sought my own way.  Please forgive my little faith" I tried to call my hubby but he didn't answer and call waiting beeps in and it is my daughter and "she get's it" {Tears, weeping, rejoicing...you name it, it is coming out of me}

That is not all.  I had already had a few miracles today.  Money that my daughter "says" she owed me, and money I received from a gift card TOTAL that up with the MIRACLE IN MY MAILBOX and we are talking EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY, Beyond all I can ask or think! 

Now, I share that with you because I know there is something BY FAITH that you want from God. I need you to know HOLD ON!  Just when you think you are going to do it on your own, God is there having already DONE it! By FAITH!
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,  to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen  Ephesians 3:20-22

Which leads me to my last thing for today...



I received this award from Kim @ Stuff Could Always Be Worse.  I apparently became her 200th follower :)  Way to go Kim!

So, I pass this award to the following people who have ministered to my heart and been a part of these miracles God is doing:


Debby @ Heavenly Humor

Janet @ Homeward Bound

and because she is a newbie and I want you guys to check her out: Kristy She is a college sister-friend to my Lauren.

and if you made it this far and want the award for yourself-TAKE it!  You are a Beautiful Blogger!


image of mailbox was found here: http://nyacknydailysnap.blogspot.com/2008_12_01_archive.html

3 comments:

Chantel said...

Rejoicing with you! *dance dance dance...

Deborah Ann said...

The black and white award reminds me of a picture awaiting the Master's touch. The starkness provides a chance for the Creator to do His thing, to paint His world. So much better than a picture that's already been colored. More Glory for God!

Thanks for the award, I will always remember the miracles when I see it.

Blessings and Love,
Debby

Divine Mrs D said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and thank you for your blog too. Sometimes it's nice to know that we really aren't struggling alone.

With love,
Danae