Friday, October 20, 2006

Notes from the field

I took the leap and signed up to have my bank direct deposit money to my church every week. I decided to go with 10% of the gross. I figured we should give it a try and see how it goes. It's God's money anyway, right? So this is my opportunity to be a better steward of it.

Then I decided to call my oil company and see how my balance was doing. Last year I went on an automatic payment program because I didn't want to face $400 oil bills. The guy checked my account, took a breath and told me a I have a balance of $1400.

A credit of $1400.

You might want to skip a few months, he said. I nearly burst out laughing. And crying.



Beloved,

You are a gracious and generous God. You comfort me in my fear. You remind me that your love is boundless. You teach me to live in faith, even when my heart feels small. I praise you and thank you for your love.

Nothing else matters.

Nothing else matters.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Thanks especially for sharing the prayer Rachel. I made it my own as my heart is feeling small and I just didn't know how to pray.

e-Mom said...

Well, isn't that just amazing! We try to give both tithes and offerings. I've lost track of how many times we've been blessed out of our socks like this. Woohoo!

revabi said...

Now that is awesome.