Monday, July 19, 2010

Memorial Box Monday: Gas Money!

Last week money was more than a little tight, and my husband was worried about whether we would have enough if he gave our normal offering. Would we have enough money to put gas in the van? On Sunday as he prepared for the service at church, he prayed about whether he should put the full tithing amount in the offering plate, and felt strongly he was to do so. So he did, trusting God to provide for the week. We had little left in the checking account, but knew we could get by with what food we had at home, just not so sure where the money for other things would come from.

Monday came and went, but on Tuesday he got a card in the mail from the grandmother of the child he had baptised two weeks ago. Enclosed in the card was a twenty dollar bill. She shared how much the service had meant to their family and that she was putting twenty dollars in "for gas money". She had no clue that Joel was concerned about where our gas money would come from. But God did! He provided just what we needed and even told us what the money was for!

I think I will need to put a gas receipt in our Memorial Box as a reminder of how God provided for us. God is our provider, but He also blessed Joel's commitment to tithe with just what we needed ~~gas money!

Please be sure to stop over to A Place Called Simplicity to read other Memorial Box Mondays posts and read of God's love and faithfulness!!

10 comments:

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful story of God's love.

Mom Of Many said...

Renee!! What a wonderful story of God's faithful provision!! LOve that the dear lady wrote it was for "gas money"...when that's exactly what it was for!! I have a guess too.Had you used the tithe to meet your needs, there would have still been more needs than money and you wouldn't have gotten the envelope from her...cause life's like that...so keep tithing - even the tight times - cause He's got a whole bunch more "tricks" up His sleeve! Yippee Jesus!!

Thank you for sharing - such an encouragement!

Joan said...

What a wonderfully encouraging post! God is indeed our provider and He is faithful. Thank you for sharing this.

Blessings,
Joan

Lisa Buffaloe said...

God is sooooo sweet! Thank you for sharing how God provides all we need. He's really working on that one with me in all areas of my life.

Hugs and bunches of blessings,
Lisa

Renee said...

Thanks Mildred!

Renee said...

Hi Linny
Thanks for coming by..yes, God blesses us when we are obedient to him...Wonder what He will do next?!

Renee said...

Thanks so much Joan.

Renee said...

Yes, God is so good, Lisa! I just love reading all the Memorial Box Monday posts as it keeps me remembering how God provided, cares, and loves us!

Jan Lyn said...

I just love the way God works in our lives. Always full of surprises in His provision. How precious!

Renee said...

thanks for ooming by, Jan Lyn!