Counting Every Penny!

Counting Every Penny!

It’s pouring but we are soaring! 😂😂😂

As a child our family was always in great need and always on the receiving end financially. We were able to give in other ways but not financially. I grew up believing there would be a day when I could also give financially. Most of my adult life I have had that honor to use what God had blessed our little family with to love and help others in need. We have always had more than enough and finances were never an issue. Even if it wasn’t much, I learned I could always give something. Currently, we are in a season of counting every penny and selling everything!!! 😂😂😂 This season feels very different than how I felt when I was a kid. As a child having financial issues was scary and made me feel like I was less than or that something was wrong with me. Being older and more experienced I know how truly blessed we still are even when finances are extremely tight at the moment. Most everyone will go through a season of financial difficulty so we want to be open about it. It doesn’t make you bad or less than. It shouldn’t cause you shame. You should believe that moments of financial strain have the opportunity to grow your trust in God even more. In fact all difficult seasons have this opportunity. It’s not scary and I know this season is just that a season. Seasons come and go and we have the opportunity to learn and be joyful in the season we are in.

Our family has been in a transitioning season for a few months now. We were recently discussing our finances because at this moment every penny is being taken into consideration so we decided that we should contact the bank and ask for an extension on our car loan until the new year while Jessie gets acclimated to subbing at our local high-school. We have always paid on time and have often paid more then what was due.

We didn’t foresee it being an issue. Before we could even call the bank to talk about this the title to Jessie’s car came in the mail. He was confused because this only happens when you have finished paying the car off. Jessie looked online and it showed that as of a few days ago the remainder of our car loan had been paid in full. Someone has completely paid off our car which opens our budget by 300 each month. I am in awe of God and his faithfulness and how faithful His people are to be His hands and feet. God doesn’t owe us anything. He already did enough on the cross and yet in difficult moments He continues to show Himself faithful.

I didn’t realize how badly I needed the reminder that God always shows up.

While this was a huge financial burden lifted for our family it was an even bigger encouragement to keep trusting God and to keep giving even when it’s not in a financial way. We all have something to give; finances, time, kind words, talent and much more. While you might not be financially blessed in every season you are still blessed in an area that another is lacking. There is always someone out there in need. Find a need and be the hands and feet of Jesus. ❤️ In whatever way you are counting every penny, know that God can see your need and heaven is overflowing with pennies (blessings) to send down. Just wait with expectation and see what He can do!

Luke 6:28: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

To the individual/s who anonymously paid the rest of our car loan off, thank you so much. You are a blessing and that blessing goes beyond financial.

Author: helenarayos2014

Howdy! I am passionate about sharing simple God lessons through everyday real life events in my daily life. I’ve been writing since I was 11. What started off as a way to escape or cope with the uncertainty of life, has turned into a calling. I do believe that God has called me to share what He has placed on my heart with all of you! I recently published a children’s book The Chicks Save Easter. You can find it on amazon. I pray God finds you where you are and you allow Him to take you where He has called you to love and serve Him.

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