Thankful Thursday

It’s Thursday, guys! which means today we should all stop and reflect on all of the blessings that have happened so far. Today, I am thankful for the unexpected increase in my bank account. I only had enough money to put gas in my car, which I very grateful for that as well, but I was pleasantly surprised when I got an alert that somehow there was more money than what I should have had. I am thankful that I actually got some rest last night. Silas for the past few nights has been wanting to party until 10 pm, and then refuses to unlatch from me. Last night, he only wanted to be fed once, so I got some uninterrupted sleep. My husband also put away the dishes, and he took the dogs out so that I could just rest when I got off of work. Most importantly, all of my needs have been met. My family has lacked for nothing, and even with my bank account being on the lower end, I still was able to put gas in my tank for work, my bills are paid, and I have food.

So, what I am thankful for may seem trivial to some, but my point is, that you should make a record of the small wins. Stop focusing on all the negatives aspects in your life, and look at the smaller things that made your day.

Testimony Thursday

August 28th, I was in first car accident. It was around 9 pm when I was travelling home from working the late shift. I had my phone on speaker, so that I could listen in on a master class. I have a 40 minute commute to and from work. I had everything set up before I even drove off of campus, because a distracted driver is a dangerous driver.

The master class had just begun as I was merging into the far right lane. I stayed back a bit in case the semi that was in the southbound lane needed to go northbound instead. After a minute, it seemed as though the semi was truly going southbound, so I felt comfortable speeding up. I was almost up the ramp, when the semi changed its mind, and merged into my lane.

I was terrified, but so thankful to God that my son was not in the car, and that I was not hurt. My car was deemed a total loss by insurance, and while I had gap insurance, my car had previous damage to it, so gap informed me that they would not be covering the difference.

I was distraught.

Not only was I shaken up by the ordeal, but I now had to get a new vehicle with no money to put down. I also still owed money on my old car. I could dwell and dwell on this, so instead I made the conscious decision to take my problems to the Lord. My circumstances were telling me that I was in a worst position than before. The enemy was trying to stop me from getting the message from the master class. The enemy took my car, but my cousin had a spare that I was able to use. I stayed prayed up, and God blessed me with a better and safer car for my family. God allowed me to get a much better deal on the car loan than my previous one. God pushed me to sign up for the program that resulted from the master class, and I’m already seeing results. I put in some more hours at work to cover what was left to pay on my old loan, and to my surprise, God blessed me again.

I received a letter from the car loan company telling me that my account was closed and paid in full. Hallelujah! I thanked God because I knew it was by His will. This was all a couple of weeks ago, so I had thought that the previous car loan was done. This morning when I checked my mail, I had a note from the loan company. One letter was telling me that my account was paid in full, And that they owed me money! The second letter was a check from them. I began to weep as I was reading the letter because it was so unexpected, and I am just so grateful for our Provider.

Today, I urge all of you to stop and give thanks to Him. He takes care of all of our needs, and makes sure that we are not without.

I just wanted to share with you all, that staying steadfast in your faith, is the greatest peace of all.

Pray First

Yesterday I wrote about the importance of giving thanks. I encouraged everyone to pray before leaving their home. Now, you do not have to spend hours praying as some people may have convinced you. All you need is just 5 minutes , it could be 2 minutes, but the important part is that you take time out of your day to connect with God.

Wednesday’s are considered my late nights, I work about 13 hours, so I do not see my son on Wednesday’s. By the time I get home, he is already fast asleep, and honestly it kills me that I’m missing out on quality time with him.

But per my habit, I prayed to the Lord first thing, and you know what? He made it so that I could be home. My coworker took my later activities, so that I could be home.

This may not seem like a lot, but I did not ask my coworker to do this for me. Because I put my faith in God and trust Him, He looks out for me.

So, try to make it a habit to spend time with Him. And I want you to write down small wins of the day to remind yourself that He is with you too.