I am a numbers girl. I am comfortable with numbers. They make sense. Either I work x number of hours and I make x number of dollars. Or, I have X number of customers purchasing and I earned x number in profit. When, I have x number of tweet followers or Facebook friends, I am liked.
Going further when I have a job, I make x number of dollars and I pay the bills.
So, it makes sense to me that if I do not have a job, I should freak out about how on earth am I going to pay the bills? If x is not coming in, how am I going to pay the electric bill?
First and foremost, I need to sing praises to the LORD! Through my faith, I am leaning NOT on my own understanding of “x” = “x”. What I am learning is the GOD provides! Show up, do what you can, lean on HIM and HE will provide.
My household leans completely on my hubby now (and GOD) for its tangibles. My husband is a hard-working contractor and I am a grateful and lucky wife. This is one of the best years he has had in business! Coincidence? I think not! Prayer, and faith – absolutely!!
Now, I do not mean that we both sit back and watch the dough flow in. That is childish. However, I am seeing when I am obedient to the LORD, in line with HIS plan for my life and a desire to put my trust and faith in HIM, everything falls into place! Yes, even the numbers!
Little by little I am focusing less on the numbers and more on my faith.
That is a miracle in itself. And, I am also slowly getting that what I see in front of my face, is not always the lead in to the disaster I imagine! GOD is already ahead of me! So, if my numbers are shaky, my Twitter followers decline, my Facebook friends depart, or my bank account balance is less than I would like; I hold onto the hand of JESUS! Together with the LORD in hand, there is nothing I cannot do! And that is even overcoming the numbers!
With that, I just have to thank the LORD for blessing after blessing. More, I need to look up to the LORD and say THANK YOU JESUS, I know this is all YOU! AMEN
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.