Call it Grace
I woke up at 10 AM today. I really wanted to lay back down and go back to sleep, but I know I need to keep my current work hours as best I can, and try to get down to waking up at 6 AM instead of 10 AM.
I was so wound up last night, I didn't get into bed until after 3 AM. So, I lost an hour of sleep. Maybe I'll go to sleep earlier tonight.
The first thing I did was check to make sure all my bills were deducted from my bank account. My kinetic bill still hasn't come out of my account and I don't know why. But, the money is in the bank for it.
My goal today is $295, because that is how much I will need to pay my bills that are due today and the car insurance that is coming out tomorrow. On the 2nd, I will only have to have $56 for bills, so I think I can do it all by Monday. Then, I won't owe rent until the 4th.
Hopefully, my car insurance won't come out until Monday. That gives me time to have more money deposited.
The first thing I am going to do today is get my oil change done. I've overdriven my miles and I don't want to take any chances. Also, I'm taking the car to the dealership to have that done, and while I am there, I am going to have them show me how to check the transmission fluid myself so I can keep an eye on it.
I received my credit card in the mail yesterday, so I can afford it.
I am then going to fill up my car with gas, go to Walmart to get something to eat, and then go to work. I will lose earning time due to taking care of all this, but it is worth it not to have my engine burn up.
Lord, You are the God who Sustains and Keeps me.
I ask that You continue to do so. I have no need of anything extravagant, and am only praying that You insure that I can do what You have called me to do.
Help me to forgive completely. I want to learn to forgive as YOU do, not as I do. It is hard, Lord, but I know You are the God of my heart. You are the one who knitted it and shaped it, and You are the one who fixes it when it is broken.
I am flawed, Lord. I ask for Your grace and mercy to be sufficient in my life, and I thank You that the blood of Jesus that cleanses me is enough to make that possible.
Be with my children, Lord. I want them to have with You what I have with You. Lead them in that direction.
Be with my lists and provide for all their needs.
Have grace and mercy on all those who have hurt me and stood in our way, both with their actions AND their inactions.
Lead me, guide me, show me the way. Make today profitable, both for YOU and for me.
In Jesus's Name I pray all these things, Amen!
James Chapter 1
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.