Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A challenge to me.

God is good all the time, but every once in a while we stop and take note.

We own two houses, one in Virginia and one in Tennessee that we rent out. As you can imagine, we have mortgages on both of them. And you know how once a year you get that escrow analysis thing that tells you whether you have a surplus or a deficit in your escrow account? And it's usually a deficit? And you have to pay the deficit or your monthly payment will go up?

Yeah. We got one of those a few days ago, and the deficit was rather large.

So I spent the last few days thinking about how we could pay it and not have our monthly payments go up.

Then today we got the escrow analysis from the other mortgage company, and attached to it was a check (A surplus? Are you serious?) for $50 more than we needed to pay the deficit on the other one.

And that reminded me of this verse in Isaiah 65:

(24) And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; 
and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

God knows and meets our needs before we even know we have them—what security!

And this one from Psalm 68:
(19) Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, 
even the God of our salvation. Selah.
Did you catch that word daily? Are you even aware of the benefits God loads you with daily? Let's wake up tomorrow looking for them. And then . . .

Be thankful ~



Heidi said...

What a neat post and reminder that God knows our needs before we do. Thanks for sharing.

NaomiG said...

Goosebumps! Love it when God works in the little things to remind us that He cares about EVERY aspect of our life. Praise Him!

Rachel said...

Thanks for that reminder. I grew up with God doing stuff like this quite alot. But being so human I forget how good God is. Thankyou for the story:)That made my day!