This mornings post was about my feelings of depression. To be quite honest I continue to “feel” much the same way. Not quite myself, under the weather, out of sorts….depressed. I chose to be as positive as I could possibly pull off at all costs. I did so, so.
First thing this morning I answered a call from a woman who identified herself as a representative of a company whose equipment we no-longer use, have not used in over a year. She, like many debtor representatives identified herself in a very familiar manner and asked to speak to Pastor by name. She then identified herself as a “parishioner” with her name. I simply stated that I did not recognize her name and she flipped!
She called me rude and abrupt and wanted to know if I treated all parishioners in that manner. When I apologized that I had offended her she just kept yelling and stated she would speak to “Pastor —–” on the weekend, that she definitely wanted him to know about me…” I put her on hold to put her in touch with the other Pastor and she hung up.
That is how I started my day! This was apparently just another “collection” tactic. The familiarity trick. After speaking to the other Pastor I went back to my day…quietly, sure things were going to remain basically the same.
Midday Pastor brought in the items to be mailed today. In it was a paycheck for me. I have not received a paycheck in four months. I agreed to not take a check while the church finances were tight.
God blessed me! He blessed me while I was down!
and then….He did it again!
When I got home there was mail from the States Taxation Department. Every year we receive one of these to tell us that they had taken it for child support arrears. The child they keep taking the money for is currently 27 years old!! We have been fighting this for a very long time.
I have prayed and prayed for this particular theft be paid back 7 fold, like the scripture promises. For the first time in many, many years we have lost our state taxes to another state.
Even in the depths of depression, He blesses me!
This morning in my vortex I read this devotional…a truth I firmly believe in for this year! I have felt this coming about for months. My husband and I and much or all of our church have done the necessary things corporately and individually that would cause this thing to occur. That is aside from the Grace of God itself.
It is a must read! A New Things Ministries
God is awesome!! I am under an open heaven! He proved that He has this, all of this! Not that I was really not aware of it. However I can assure you all that I am vastly more aware of it right now than I was this morning. It proves my favorite quote!
God loves us right where we are, and too much to leave us there!
Blessings Everyone! Blessings like mine to you!