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Thank God for Little Miracles
CommonsensicalCat ^ | 10/28/08 | C C Matthews

Posted on 10/28/2008 12:52:47 PM PDT by CommonsensicalCat

It is a tight week financially for the Common Sense Cat and family. These weeks happen every so often when living paycheck to paycheck. But I have a praise to tell that does not surprise me at all.

My church has been ministering to some local schools in our community and we decided to provide lunch for the teachers there since they do so much for our children. I signed up to bring barbeque from a local hot spot and had said I would spend around $20 or so since others were bringing various dishes as well. The cost of the barbeque ended up being $40 when all was said and done with the sauce and all. The importance of this will only be apparent in a minute.

Today, I went to pick up $200 cash from my wife to deposit into our checking account to cover a $200 check we wrote to our daycare provider. The problem was that my wife had spent some of the $200 and so we decided we would deposit only $180 into our anemic account. My wife counted out the $180 about five times and then I counted it a couple of times as well. Then I went to my bank to deposit the money. The bank is just next door to my wife’s employer, so the money never left my hand. Rather, I just went over and gave it to the teller with my deposit slip for $180. The teller asked what I wanted her to do with the other $20. I said “excuse me?” She said, “you gave me $200” and then proceeded to count the money out. Sure enough, $200. Now these were not new bills and the way it was divided was not just a wad of twenties, but rather 3 fifty dollar bills, a twenty, and a ten. Now somewhere a new twenty had appeared.

I told my wife who said that was impossible. Then I asked – “You think God just paid us back for the rest of that barbeque dear?” Her response told it all “oh wow!” Isn’t God Good!

CommonSensicalCat - Thank God for being God!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: god; miracle; money; school

1 posted on 10/28/2008 12:52:48 PM PDT by CommonsensicalCat
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To: CommonsensicalCat
Cool story. :)

I wish something nice would happen to me. :(

Ever. :(

2 posted on 10/28/2008 12:54:32 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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To: CommonsensicalCat

St. Jude took an interest in your finances!


3 posted on 10/28/2008 12:54:32 PM PDT by hershey
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To: CommonsensicalCat

Very cool!


4 posted on 10/28/2008 1:12:20 PM PDT by Chewie84
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To: Lazamataz

Something nice has happened to you. Jesus died for you. I must admit that I had not been living the way I needed too until about a month ago. I was a Christian, but had fallen into thinking I was in control. I repented, prayed, got into the Bible and it has been amazing. God has shown me a handful of these little miracles in a months time and has reassured me that he is in control of everything....even something as seemingly small as $20 worth of barbeque.


5 posted on 10/28/2008 1:18:05 PM PDT by CommonsensicalCat
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To: Lazamataz

..as you sow, so shall you reap...

Do good & it always comes back 10 times over!!


6 posted on 10/28/2008 1:23:17 PM PDT by FES0844 (FES0844)
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To: CommonsensicalCat
No, Jesus has assured me that, although he died for you, he didn't die for me.

Jesus hates me.

7 posted on 10/28/2008 1:24:06 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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To: FES0844

I did good and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.


8 posted on 10/28/2008 1:24:58 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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To: Lazamataz

Nope, Jesus died for us all. He doesn’t hate you - he didn’t come to judge you...he came to save you.

“And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” (John 12:47-48)


9 posted on 10/28/2008 1:35:33 PM PDT by CommonsensicalCat
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To: Lazamataz

Who could blame Him ;)


10 posted on 10/28/2008 1:36:04 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: CommonsensicalCat

I came up short $20 at the bank and now I know who has it.
But if you send the $20 to me now we’ll just forget the whole thing!


11 posted on 10/28/2008 1:36:12 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: CommonsensicalCat

Wonderful happening for you! Some seem not to realize that there are times when $20 is all the difference in the world!
So glad your life has been touched.


12 posted on 10/28/2008 1:36:56 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Lazamataz

It really has little to do with good works. All fell short of the glory of God, even those whose spirit is good and have done many good deeds. The only way to Heaven and to God is through Jesus.

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:23-24)


13 posted on 10/28/2008 1:39:49 PM PDT by CommonsensicalCat
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To: jedi
mind trick

... not the twenties you're looking for...
14 posted on 10/28/2008 1:42:29 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: CommonsensicalCat
Nope, Jesus died for us all. He doesn’t hate you - he didn’t come to judge you...he came to save you.

Dude, you don't understand. I got a direct call, from Jesus Himself, on my cell phone.

Larry: Hello?

Jesus: Hello. Is this Larry?

Larry: Yeah.

Jesus: Hi, It's Jesus.

Larry: Jesus who?

Jesus: (annoyed) Jesus CHRIST.... you know, the one who died for your sins.

Larry: Oh! Hey! That was cool. I appreciate ya, dawg.

Jesus: Yeah, well, I didn't die for yours.

Larry: Huh?

Jesus: Yeah. I think you suck.

Larry: Whoa!

Jesus: You suck, you smell funny, and you have a bunch of obnoxious habits. I ***ing hate your guts.

Larry: Wow!

Jesus: So I didn't die for your sins.

Larry: This sucks!

Jesus: Look, I gotta go. Stop calling me, okay?

Larry: You called me!

Jesus: Oh yeah.

15 posted on 10/28/2008 1:43:36 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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To: CommonsensicalCat
It really has little to do with good works. All fell short of the glory of God, even those whose spirit is good and have done many good deeds. The only way to Heaven and to God is through Jesus.

Yeah, but Jesus hates me.

So I'm screwed.

16 posted on 10/28/2008 1:49:43 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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To: Lazamataz

...dude, turn yerself in to the ad mod...


17 posted on 10/28/2008 1:52:18 PM PDT by gargoyle
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To: gargoyle

Ad Mod hates me too.


18 posted on 10/28/2008 1:57:10 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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To: CommonsensicalCat

Indeed. God is both Good and Awesome.


19 posted on 10/28/2008 2:06:57 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Lazamataz
Dude, you don't understand.
I got a direct call, from Jesus Himself, on my cell phone.

Larry: Hello?

Jesus: Hello. Is this Larry?

Larry: Yeah.

Jesus: Hi, It's Jesus.

Larry: Jesus who?

Jesus: (annoyed) Jesus CHRIST.... you know, the one who died for your sins.

Larry: Oh! Hey! That was cool. I appreciate ya, dawg.

Jesus: Yeah, well, I didn't die for yours.

Larry: Huh?

Jesus: Yeah. I think you suck.

Larry: Whoa!

Jesus: You suck, you smell funny, and you have a bunch of obnoxious habits. I ***ing hate your guts.

Larry: Wow!

Jesus: So I didn't die for your sins.

Larry: This sucks!

Jesus: Look, I gotta go. Stop calling me, okay?

Larry: You called me!

Jesus: Oh yeah.

LOL - I'm sorry I shouldn't laugh; but seriously, there's times I feel the same way. (Like when I got deployed to Iraq.) The truth is that Satan WANTS you to doubt, and disbelieve, and spend your time worrying and miserable.

Read the sermon on the mount (around Mat 6: 28-29), Jesus talks about something similar, the flowers in a field don't sew or toil and yet they're beyond even Solomon's greatness.
You're smart, you'll see the connection.

20 posted on 10/28/2008 2:19:18 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Lazamataz; Larry Lucido

Sorry to hear this Larry !........:o)


21 posted on 10/28/2008 2:22:39 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos; Lazamataz

Oh, great. Now Laz is getting my calls, too!


22 posted on 10/28/2008 2:44:23 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido
Oh, great. Now Laz is getting my calls, too!

No, you see, my screen name is Lazamataz but my first name is Larry.

Your screen name is Larry but your first name is Lazamataz.

23 posted on 10/28/2008 2:47:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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To: Lazamataz

...Great profile page. I have to say, yer more cynical, sarcastic, and negative than me. Thanks for making me feel better about my self. I’ve had thoughts that some people on the planet should be tango uniform on occasion in my life, maybe me, but, I don’t have the testicles to do it. The nation and the world’s in bad shape FRiend, but, I want to be around to see the end. In other words, I’ll be comforted to die, fighting for my libertyand freedom. And that’s a real possibility. Hope you’ll join me, if and when it happens...


24 posted on 10/28/2008 2:57:08 PM PDT by gargoyle
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