There is nothing more we love than those moments when God blesses us. Sometimes he’ll do it over and over in the same day or week, almost as if he’s making a point to you, letting you know he’s there. It’s an amazing experience when this happens, even more so when you open your eyes to take notice.
I remember one week bills stacked up and we had to pay them which left us with limited funds, limited to the point of, alright, I need to go buy some groceries to get us through till payday.
I didn’t know this at the time but, to make matters worse, the money I thought I still had in the account was lost due to fraud. Later I found out someone bought a bunch of game credits, using my stolen card info, for some online star wars game. So instead of going in with x amount in my account, I literally only had now only the 10 bucks that was in my wallet.
Luckily, I had planned to go to the grocery store only to get a few things we needed, like bread and lunch meat (about $30 worth). So at the cash register the Clerk rings me up and I slide my card. “It’s coming back insufficient funds” he says. I know I have enough money on this account. I try again, except for this time, I slide the card faster, like that will help. Once again it comes back declined. So I go into my wallet and begin pulling out ones until I have about $10 bucks lying on the little cashier counter. The amount due is about $30 some and I’m now at a loss for words. I go on to tell him, “Can you put this (the groceries) on the side…, I know I have more I just need to go across the street to the bank”. And that’s when the guy in line behind me says, “Just put what you have there and I’ll get the rest.” I reply, “I couldn’t ask you to” then he cuts me off to say, “How much do you have there?” I reply, “like 10”. Then he says, “I’ll take care of it, just do me a favor, pray for me tonight”. I answer, “I will, what’s going on?” I guess I was looking for the content for my prayer. With an awkward look he replies, “ugh, I dunno.” Then I said my thanks one more time and continued on. I did make sure to mention him in our prayer before dinner.
It’s funny how Salina, the Mrs, and I were just talking about this verse in Matthew, Matthew 6:26 where it says, “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?” Then later that week a random guy we never met pays for our food at the grocery store and says, “just pray for me”.
Since I came to find God and follow his ways, experiences like this happen all the time. Small glimpses of Him, protecting and taking care of our family in one way or another. It’s been exciting to see the way God has worked and will continue to work in our lives.