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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Finances....Faith in Actions and Attitudes

A recent testimony of faith comes through guiding our 19 year old daughter, Noel. She had been searching for a more permanent employment than the babysitting and housecleaning she was currently doing. She was offered a job at a local bakery but once she started training they wanted her to work on Sundays, our Sabbath.

Now, you need to understand we are not legalistic about this. My husband and I asked her to pray about it. She balked a little and said she needed the money. We knew she did but we operate on a faith budget and God's peace above all. She came to me the next morning and told me she wasn't at peace about it.

We encouraged her that when you honor God, he will honor you. She was eventually told they were going to give the hours to someone who could work Sundays. Last week she received a phone call from a dental hygienist, who has agreed to let her job shadow on a consistent basis. She had been diligently seeking employment and a job shadow opportunity simultaneously. She is studying to become a hygienist currently and this experience may help her get selected for the dental school of her choice.

Although, it isn't a paid position we see God's hand in this. Her babysitting opportunities have increased and she is available to job shadow because she isn't working at the bakery. She concluded, "Maybe this is what God had in mind!" I agree. She will make an excellent hygienist and maybe the bakery hours will work out later.

Grant Taylor: I want God to bless this team so much people will talk about what He did. But it means we gotta give Him our best in every area. And if we win, we praise Him. And if we lose, we praise Him. Either way we honor Him with our actions and our attitudes. So I'm askin' you... What are you living for? I resolve to give God everything I've got, then I'll leave the results up to Him. I want to know if you'll join me. Facing the Giants, 2006

How have you seen His faithfulness in your finances? How have you honored Him with your actions and attitude?

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