I dislike balancing my checking account, ok I despise it. ~sigh~
It is by far one of my least favorite tasks. Just like so many these days, my account is a pay check to pay check type of balance. I find myself praying by Wednesday of each week that I have enough to cover my bills and daily living.
Each week God comes through like the champ He is and provides for me and my daughter. And even though he is faithful to me, I still find myself at stress levels that are unbearable at times. It is the negative, the big red mark that will appear in my account that leaves me in knots.
Trying to make it through a week with only $20 left in my account is a negative to me. It tells me that I don’t have anything in case of an unexpected expense or not enough to carry over for the next weeks bills.
And again, my daddy God provides for me every time……
He is wonderful like that~
But what about when we go through spiritual overdraw?
When we have prayed for everyone and everything……..
Served on every committee………….
Worked every fundraiser…………..
Taught every Sunday school that was asked………
Chaperoned every youth trip……
Worked a full day every day…..Cooked, cleaned and managed our homes….
Have driven what seems like 10,000 miles for our children….
And we are now to the point that we feel as though we have nothing left to give…..
We are overdrawn and what appears to not have a deposit in sight……
Our daddy God steps in (in) his wonderful, amazing way and HE makes the deposits into our lives that we need to continue.
He sends others to pray for us, to step in and stand in the gap.
He provides shelter in the midst of our storms, and sunlight for morning.
Psalm 23: 2
“ He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me besides quiet waters, he restores my soul”
He restores my soul~
I simply love that………
It is through Christ our spiritual deposits are made.
He gives us peace, grace, mercy ,joy and love.
( Our accounts is now coming out of the negative)
He gives us strength, courage and power to overcome.
( Our account is now postive and overflowing again)
The more we seek God and deposit his words into our lives, the bigger our spiritual account becomes. I encourage anyone who feels tired, weary, and overdrawn to seek Gods words daily and watch your spiritual banks grow!
He will restore our souls~
Isaiah 41:29-31He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and even young men stumble and fall; but those who have hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
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