Monday, August 2, 2010

Providence 801 - Update

"Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11

Each Sunday morning at church, the pastor ends his morning prayer with The Lord's Prayer as we, the congregation, pray aloud as well.

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
Amen.

Since Friday I have been focusing on today rather than worrying about the future. Has God given me what I need to get through today? Yes he has. I mentioned last week all of the mounting bills that keep landing in my mailbox and how I wasn't sure where the money was going to come from to pay them all but one thing I know is certain... God is a good provider.

So I just wanted to give a little update on how God has provided so far. On Saturday, I opened the mailbox and found an envelope from the department of unclaimed property. Back when I was in college I worked for a major department store in the evenings. Apparently when I left there, I didn't pick up one last check. That money has been sitting in the department of unclaimed property ever since.

Also, several months ago I purchased some more ram for my computer in hopes of speeding it up. I paid about $100 for two sticks. Soon after I installed it in my computer, the whole computer died and I was really bummed that I had just spent that money for nothing. A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to listing it on craigslist in hopes of at least recouping some of the money I had spent. The only thing is that it only fits the same model computer that I had so someone looking on craigslist for ram for their computer would have to have the same model. The listing sat there for a couple of weeks. Then on Friday, I finally got a response. I sold it yesterday.

This morning I checked my inbox and found another check that will be delivered today for some work I did recently. And that dependent care reimbursement that I mentioned kept getting declined for the past month... this morning it was approved.

These are all little things in and of themselves but they all add up to exactly what I need when I need it. God is really, really good.