2 Corinthians 8:9

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.”

 

A few weeks ago I woke up one morning to pay some bills and get caught up with our personal finances.  I realized that we had some large annual bills coming up, it was anniversary week, materials that we needed to get for remodeling our front porch, plus we were about to pay for IUI out of pocket because insurance didn’t cover it.  I was starting to stress about all this because we were so close to our savings goal for the year, and it looked like I was going to have to take our savings for the month to help with all these costs.  In the middle of my stress I heard the Holy Spirit ask me, “What do you trust more, a number in your bank account or me as your provider?”  Instantly 2 Corinthians 8:9 come to mind.  Wanting to get back to peace about things, I meditated on this verse and what the Holy Spirit had asked me in the shower that morning.  Then it clicked with me.  I was believing a lie!  I thought that if there was a certain amount of money in my savings account, I would be financially secure.  My trust was in my efforts, instead of seeing the finished work and trusting God as my provider.  I prayed this simple prayer…”Father no matter what I see in my account, and what bills are on the table, I know I am rich in Christ (2 Cor 8:9).  You are with me and I will prosper (Gen 39:2).  I trust that you will provide!  Thank you Jesus for taking care of this at the cross!”  As this settled in my heart, I soon began to gain peace about the situation.

 

Talk about a promise manifesting…check this out….gave me a whole new perspective to 2 Corinthians 1:20!!!

 

The bank we have our credit cards with was bought out by a larger bank.  Before that acquisition took place, we had a lot of points built up with the previous bank.  We would use these points to get lowes/home depot gift cards for remodeling.  Well when the deal went through they didn’t transfer.  What a bummer!…So later that morning, after getting out of the shower, I get an email from the new bank that we have points available.  My thought was that it was the points we had built since the making purchases under the new bank.  Boy was I wrong.  I logged in to see almost 50,000 points.  All our points had finally transferred from the previous bank!  This afforded us to get $350 worth of home depot gift cards, which took care of the materials needed for the front porch.

I head on to work and get a call from Morgan.  She tells me that her employer gave her a $40 gift card to Chilis (our favorite restaurant)!  That covers our anniversary meal!

We recently switched insurance companies from State Farm to Farm Bureau.  Later on that week I find out that there is a $400 credit on our State Farm account that they would be sending us a check for!  That about covers all the annual bills that was coming up!

Early in the summer I put an add up on facebook marketplace to sell a desktop PC we had laying around not in use.  I honestly forgot about it…until someone messaged me this same week to buy it.  There was an extra $50!

In August we decided to take $500 out of our saving and invest in a stock with ETrade.  We figured that minimal gains was better than the half a percent we were seeing in the savings account.  That week all this was happening, that stock made an 8% gain!

 

What a provider!  God is so good!  We had never experienced anything like this.  We felt the love of our father like never before in this area of our lives.  S

 

 

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