Job 13:15 KJV — Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
This statement from Job inspires me to be purposeful about trusting God, and like Job, to maintain my ways before Him.
Especially, when life seems be more challenging.
As I walk with Jesus, I feel it’s important to be transparent.
Yesterday, I was energetic.
Today, I’m not.
Yesterday, my health wasn’t an issue.
Today, it is.
When I got up this morning, the Lord reminded me that I’d forgotten to pay bills last week.
I feel so frustrated with myself when I forget to pay the bills, because it’s rude and unfair to those awaiting payment.
I was writing checks when one amount stood out.
It was a lot more than I remembered paying previously.
After a little investigation, I found out why.
I’d carefully filed last months bill, but hadn’t paid it.
It was our trash service and when I sent Jase out to put the bills in the mailbox he returned with yesterday’s mail.
There was one with red print on the front from the trash service.
The letter inside was very kind, letting us know that due to no payment for the past two months they would be skipping our service and if we still had not paid by next month would be coming to pick up our trash can.
I phoned the office, apologized for my negligence, and asked what week they’d skip.
Turns out my payment will reach their office before the scheduled week to suspend our service.
Therefore everything should be fine without any hindrance to us.
I thanked the lady and hung up.
In the past this circumstance would have engendered emotions of anger with myself, it would have tinted my whole day with a negative attitude.
But not today.
Instead I am praising God for His reminding me to pay the bills.
I’m grateful to Him for the graciousness of our trash company and that our service will not be interrupted, despite my negligence.
I’m thanking Him for some of the things that He is teaching me.
Including these times when I fail.
I’m also praying to see what I need to change in my day-to-day, so that I don’t forget to pay the bills next month.
I want this to be a mistake I learned from.
Because it’s already a mistake I’m praising God for.
Philippians 4:4 NKJV — Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for the truth that You are always worthy of praise. Lord, thank You for yesterday and all the abundant blessings. Thank You for today and the things I find challenging. Thank You for Your wisdom in and through each and every circumstance. Thank You for walking with me daily, guiding and directing. Lord, thank You for reminding me yesterday to purchase stamps so I’d have what I needed today. Lord Jesus, thank You for always being my Provider. Thank You for Your love and patience. I love You. Amen.