Skip to comments.Thank God for Little Miracles
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 wifes 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! Isnt God Good!
CommonSensicalCat - Thank God for being God!
I wish something nice would happen to me. :(
St. Jude took an interest in your finances!
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.
..as you sow, so shall you reap...
Do good & it always comes back 10 times over!!
Jesus hates me.
I did good and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.
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)
Who could blame Him ;)
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!
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.
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)
Dude, you don't understand. I got a direct call, from Jesus Himself, on my cell phone.
Jesus: Hello. Is this Larry?
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.
Jesus: Yeah. I think you suck.
Jesus: You suck, you smell funny, and you have a bunch of obnoxious habits. I ***ing hate your guts.
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.
Yeah, but Jesus hates me.
So I'm screwed.
...dude, turn yerself in to the ad mod...
Ad Mod hates me too.
Indeed. God is both Good and Awesome.
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.
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