Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I Believe A Change Is Coming.....

Let me start with a couple of positive things that have been happening in my life. First, my mother and I have been approved by an organization to have weatherization on our home. PRAISE THE LORD!!!! It's been so hard. We live in Wisconsin, and our home is old. Our gas and electric bill in the winter is so's overwhelming. They will be coming to our home to replace the windows, do duct work, possibly replace the refrigerator and a few other weatherization things around the house. I'm so grateful to God for this.

Finally, my mother has also bee approved for another organization for seniors that will do free repairs around the house. We are praying that they will paint the house and do a couple of other things. We don't know when these things will take place, but they have been approved.

Unfortunately, I still don't have a job. It makes things very difficult. I have a couple of calls about fact, I will be having a phone interview coming up soon. The position sounds great. I'm praying this is the one God wants me to have.

I had been debating on whether or not to pay my tithes again. At first, I was talking to God before all of these blessings, and I let Him know that I was disappointed. I didn't feel that I was seeing what His verse in the Bible states:

Malachi 3:10
10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

Now, I have to say that I do believe in this verse. I'm putting God to the test again. I've paid my tithes...even though I truly cannot afford to. I know that God is aware of my financial situation. I'm putting my faith in Him, and I'm believing that He will send out more blessings.

I can't wait to share what else God has in store for me and my family. Isn't God wonderful!!!!! Is this my season of change? Is this my season of favor? I'm hoping it is.

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thanking God for His Blessing

My mother and I seem to be going through a trial that does not seem to end. We just found out that our monthly mortgage has gone up $200. We can't afford what we are paying now. This is a major blow to our faith. We just can't seem to catch a break...or so I thought.

For the first time in our lives, my mother and I had to receive food assistance. We've been receiving assistance for over a year now. It's a humbling experience. mother and I were only receiving $184 per month. As you can imagine, it's been a major struggle for the both of us. My unemployment ended in April. I found out that it would be ending on April Fool's Day to make matters worse. It broke my heart.

I informed food assistance that I would no longer be receiving unemployment back in April. Our food assistance didn't increase. We both thought this was strange, so I called them today. I told them about our situation. Guess what? The person on the phone knew someone my mother worked with. He stated that he had to help us. I stayed on the phone for over 2 hours. He finally told me that our food assistance amount would increase, plus he was making this retroactive. I was informed that we would be getting $999 in 24 hours, plus an additional $102. PRAISE THE LORD!!!!

My mother and I thought we wouldn't have anything for the 4th of July, but God had other plans. He gave us is favor and supernatural blessing. We are so grateful.

I'm taking this as a sign that this is only the beginning. God has amazing things in store for us. We just have to remain in faith.

Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. (Psalm 34:10b)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Testing God by Paying Tithes....

There's only one place in the Bible where God says we can test Him.

Malachi 3:10 "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it."

I paid my tithe today. I am testing God. I haven't paid my tithes in a very long time. It's been on my mind a lot lately. I'm thinking that God has put this in my mind. Maybe God wants to see if I'm going to do this. I know I'm testing Him to see if He truly will " the floodgates of heaven..." I have to admit that I'm sort of excited to see what God has in store. What will He bring forth? I'm expecting amazing things from this. To me the opening of floodgates means that I'm going to be overwhelmed with blessings. I can't wait to share what the floodgates fo heaven will be for my family and I.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

God's blessings and signs....

Well...I do have a praise report. I have a job. It's a short-term position. It's for a really great company. They are very nice. The job isn't difficult. I'm so grateful for this. I have a feeling that this is only the beginning...but I'm still scared.

I had a very strange occurrence happen to me. Unfortunately, I can't share exactly what happened. I have a feeling that God wants me to keep this between the two of us, but I think I give you an idea of what happened.

I was going to the store for my mother. I stepped on the curb, and a note slipped under my foot. At first, I was going to just toss it, but something inside of me said that I needed to pick it up. I took this note home. I thought this would be a life changing experience. I was so excited. I just thought this was from God.

Sadly, the note didn't produce anything. I'm not sure of the meaning of this, but I just still feel like this was a sign from God. I shared this with my mother. She said that it may not have done what I thought it would, but it could be a sign of great things to come. I'm hoping and praying that she is right.

My mother and I are continuing to pray in agreement. We continue to say, "Something good is going to happen." I'm claiming this in the name of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 121:7-8The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.