Monday, January 23, 2012

MBM: Always Enough

Today is Memorial Box Monday, which Linny over at A Place Called Simplicity created.  Linking up, we share our memories of God's faithfulness and provision in our lives in the past.  Linny bases her MBM on the time God told Joshua to gather large stones and put them in one area to remind the people now and in generations to come of God's faithfulness.  You can read more about it HERE on Linny's blog.  Remembering all the times God has been faithful in the past is what helps to get us through tough times now.

The story I am sharing just happened, but let me backtrack a bit.   A few months ago Joel and I made a prayerful commitment to buy anything we would need with cash...even big items.  We have been working to become debt free, which is challenging with Joel on disability and both of us getting Lyme treatments that are not covered by insurance, BUT we believe God will provide more than enough as we follow through on our commitment to become debt free.

I wrote a post back then sharing that since making that decision, BOTH our TV's broke within two weeks, the dehumidifier quit working, the washer started leaking, our large clock stopped working, the CD player broke, and the bathroom sink plunger too.  It was crazy!  We could not help but laugh over all the things that went down for the count!  We often shake our heads and say...this is a test...only a test......

We were able to fix the bathroom sink, dig out the old dehumidifier to use, and manage the water leakage from the washer.  Our son and DIL came up for a visit and surprised us with their TV they brought from their own family room.  What a blessing that is! 

Now for the rest of the story.......

A couple of years ago we felt led by God to give a sum of money to someone we know well.  They did not want to accept it, but decided if God had told us to give it to them, they would.  Just a couple of weeks ago they returned that money to us "with interest"!  That was unexpected~ we have given them a gift, not a loan, but we thanked them, and tucked it away thinking we would use it for our Lyme treatments.  Then.......

Our trusty washing machine let us know it had little life left in it!  Joel has fixed it several times over the years, but the repairs now would cost more than the washer.  We had purchased the set USED at an auction 22 years ago.  It had been faithful to us as we washed clothes for 10 people down to eventually just Joel and me! 

Just a few weeks ago we would not have had the money for a washer. 

God had it all worked out.  In His perfect timing He provided for us just when we needed it.  Just in time!  So we are getting a new washer and due to the "interest" part of the gift, we may be able to get a dryer too!  Isn't is wonderful how God provides! Always enought!

5 comments:

At Home on the Rock... said...

What a wonderful story, Renee! Thanks for sharing. You're right....God's timing is always right!

Girly Girl Mommy said...

What a wonderful reminded that His provision is always enough and right on time.

~Kelly

Susan A said...

Loved hearing about how it all worked out, it's great when we have a Father like Him who knows beforehand what will happen and provides for us along the way :)

P.s the word verification is "grant"... It reminded me of a scripture that I shared with my mother earlier on about half an hour ago, it is the opening scripture in chapter 10 (p. 171) in Lynda Hunter Bjorklund's book called "My Heart the Holy Spirit's Home"

"May He grant you according to your heart's desire, and fulfill all your purpose." Psalm 20:4

Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh, I love this story...it's such proof of God's faithfulness...in HIS time!!! He takes care of His own!!!

Amber said...

Awesome!! I love hearing how God provides for us before we even know we need it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi!