Sunday, January 18, 2009

I Will Provide....

This weekend, we got a personal love letter from Papa. This is just wild! But SO like Papa. My Dodi is a teacher/coach in the public school system. We get paid once a month. Now, getting used to one paycheck a month for both of us was tough....but when I quit teaching to homeschool Little Critter, getting only one paycheck a month and stretching it to last the month was a real trick! It took a several months before I no longer had to rob the savings account to make it to the next paycheck. But we'd stashed a pretty fair savings account in anticipation of the adjustment. Now, we're pretty good at it. But January is tough every year. No matter how much I try to save up for it, it's rough. See in December Dodi gets paid early due to holidays. So we go about 6 weeks between paychecks from December to January. I know this is a toughie, so I try hard to save extra all year to cover those extra couple weeks. We also go visit my in-laws over the holidays, plus you have the holidays themselves occuring during those 6 weeks. Well, this year, we had a couple expenditures that really weren't in our budget....and we ran out of money before we ran out of month....if you get my drift. So, I told Dodi, we couldn't take our one evening out until payday. Well, Saturday, Dodi had to work a power lifting meet at school. This isn't unusual...there's only so many coaches qualified to judge the meets and Dodi is qualified to judge power lifting as well as track, so often gets called to work them. No clue this was to be different. So Little Critter and I enjoyed our Shabbot together doing fun things we normally don't get to do. (Like staying in our pj's most the day....eating on the floor, playing games....just fun things an 8 year old boy enjoys doing) When Dodi returned home, he had a surprise for me. He called me into the bedroom and then handed me a wad of money. I looked at him with a shocked look on my face and he told me they'd paid him for working the meet! Now, he normally doesn't get paid for doing this. And the few times he did, it came on his next month's paycheck....never in cash!!!! So suddenly, instead of juggling the food in the pantry and freezer and hoping we had enough gas to last us to payday, we now had a cushion! Isn't Papa wonderful!?! He knew we had 2 bills needing paying this week, and not enough money to pay them until next week, so He made sure it was sent to us! I know He always provides for all our needs, but it never fails to amaze me that the Creator of the Universe who has the power to anything He wants to is so much in love with us that He notices our every need and provides it for us. As King David once said, "who am I that you notice me?!" It blows my mind to realize that Papa loves me so much He always takes the time to make sure I have what I need. Isn't that awesome?!?! You know dear friends, He loves you that much too. He wants to provide for all your needs also. I'll even bet that if you take the time to notice, He's been doing it all along....you just didn't see it. Take the time to look around you and see....I'm betting you'll see your own Love Letters from Papa. Shalom, Joie

2 comments:

Most Rev. Gregori said...

אני רואה את האותיות של אלוהים אוהב אותי בכל מקום כל יום.

Ahavah said...

Wow! What an amazing encouragement!