Friday, December 16, 2011


With Christmas right around the corner, things have been extremely tight financially.

Greg and I have been wrestling with what to do about Christmas, because we grew up with good Christmases, and would like to be able to bless our children in the same way.

Ever since we took Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace last fall, we haven't used a single credit card. God has been so good and met all of our needs. For over a year, all of our bills have been paid without using credit. He even moved us down here without them!

Unfortunately for us, not many people go to get their cars fixed in December. That translates to low paychecks for us since Greg is paid on commission.

Last paycheck, we didn't even have enough money for groceries. We started talking about the possibility of using a credit card just to get some groceries, and then use it for Christmas too, since we didn't have money for that. We knew we could just pay it off in a couple months when our tax return came.

Friday night, I had to run to Walmart for some medication, so Greg told me to take the credit card and buy some stuff for the kids.

On my way to the store, I had a mental battle the whole time. I knew God had provided every single paycheck for us for over year. He had been faithful. Yet my flesh wanted so bad to just use to credit card and buy the kids some gifts.

When I got to Walmart, I just walked around the store. I looked at toys, and even found some I would have liked to buy for Hunter and Kylee. But I just had this guilt while I was there. I felt like it was a sin to even have the credit card on me! It was crazy. In the end, I purchased only the medicine and went home.

When I got home, I told Greg that I just couldn't do it. Not only did I not want to break our streak of not using them, but I just felt like God was telling me everything would be ok. Food would be provided, and even though some gifts under the tree for the kids isn't a necessity, I felt like He was saying He would provide that too. I didn't know how, but I was going to trust that He would.

Saturday morning at 8:30am, we got a ring on our doorbell. I was changing Kylee's diaper so Greg went to go answer it. A moment later, he came back with this in his hand.

Inside of it was $100 cash.

We don't know who it's from. We saw a girl running to get into her car, but didn't recognize her or the vehicle.

We do know that God provided through someone being very generous to us. That $100 put much needed food on our table, and even provided some gifts for our babies.

I keep thanking God for meeting our needs even when we don't see how it's possible.

And to whoever gave us the $100, if you're reading this, THANK YOU. Gregory and I appreciate it more than you know.

Philippians 4:19
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

1 comment:

  1. God constantly just blows me away with his provisions for us, he is sovereign and knows our needs, praise his holy name!!!!