Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Financial

Sometimes it seems that the world's conspiring against you, and it is very draining to see money spiraling away from the bank accounts in a seemingly never-ending flow.  I've had the chimney fixed and not had the bill, but I know that the hire of the cherry picker to do the job was about £180 before the chaps touched the chimney!  Then there is the car, and the hire car, and the parts I have ordered, and it seems that that situation may not be remedied straight away........

In times like these, I do something which seems to some to be very strange - I start giving things away. It's a trust issue. It says to me and to God that I trust He will continue to care for us, and that we will be OK. That this drain will stop and that actually, I have enough, and so I can spare resources for others.  I have just made a donation to the Salvation Army online, and I shall be making a donation to the local food bank today as well.  It makes me stop and think about my own feelings towards resources and having "enough" and just how blessed we are.

6 comments:

Sandra Ann said...

Trust was His word for me this year and that not only includes financial but health issues and educational needs too. I read somewhere that no matter where our money comes from be it welfare or working, all is His at the end of the day :-), it is the only area where the Lord has encouraged us to "test" his providence :-) Malachi 3 v 10

Thank you for sharing, witnessing and reminding me today x

Meanqueen said...

I know what you mean. When my bank balance hit rock bottom, it's really strange, but I didn't care. All I had to concentrate on was not to let it go below the bottom line, not to go into the red. To do that meant a little bit of work to earn a few £'s, and to stop spending. At the back of my mind I thought, oh well, I haven't got much, but at least I have a roof over my head, even though it needs work doing to it, which I can't afford. As long as the four walls are still standing and the roof has not blown off, that will do for me.

Angela said...

Great post and I love Sandra Anne's wise comment. You know it will all work out, but it is the 4am moment when doubt creeps in! Blessings x

Bless said...

A very thought provoking post! Thank you for reminding us about trust and what having enough really means.

Terra Hangen said...

I love how you are giving out of a belief in abundance, and I think you will be blessed. Even before seeing the bill for the job you had done.

Jackie said...

It's a good idea. While we are *selling* a lot of stuff to get out of a hole, over my whole week of holiday at Easter, I also plan to give away a lot of stuff, to leave the place clearer and more open for God to work.
Sometimes, you can't see the path for stuff. x