Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Overdrawn and Deposits by Stacey


 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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  1. Beautiful Stacey, as always and so wise. Our Father does always provide and then all our worry was for nothing. Great post, great guest, Kelly :)
    God bless both

  2. Oh, Stacey, this really ministered to my heart! I just finished writing my devo for tomorrow and this goes hand-in-hand with what I had written. I love it when God leads his children in the same direction! Blessings~Jan

  3. Jan~ I too love we he leads us all in the same direction!! I am so glad this ministered to you! And I can't wait to read your devo tomorrow!!

    Tracy~ thank you so much my freind! I am so blessed that Kelly has allowed me to be apart of this!!

    Blessings to you both ladies!!

  4. I was really needing to read this today Stacey. My morning was going terrible, but after I read this I got to praying and thanking God for my "deposits" and the day got a whole lot brighter. He really is wonderful! This was a blessing to me......Thanks
    Gos Bless, Kathy

  5. Apparently I can't spell.....meant God Bless ")

  6. it appears to be 'oops' day :) Love it!

    And Stacey, I know I told you, but I'll tell you again, I love this post! It hits home in so many ways :)