Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My God is An Awesome God

One of my favorite Christian praise songs is "My God is An Awesome God". I don't have all the words memorized, but the beginning goes like this:

My God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom, power and love
My God is an awesome God

I must write today about a couple of awesome things he did recently. Firstly, we are as poor as ever, as I've stated in prior posts. Last Saturday we got an anonymous grocery-store gift card in the mail. It was for $30.00, with no name given inside the envelope and no return address. It might be from a Christian aunt who lives nearby, but I really can't be sure. I am still debating about whether to ask her, so that I can properly thank her, if need be.

Secondly, when payday arrived earlier last week, I went for a large grocery run, as we were running really bare. The bill came to well over $200; my heart sunk when I saw the total, even though I had guessed it would be high. Wasn't expecting that much, however. I had a whole slew of utility bills to pay, and I knew we would be living on very little until the next payday, two weeks away. Well, what happened next is unbelievable, but true.

Three days after that grocery run, I was balancing our checkbook and noticed that the amount had not come out of our account, even though I used an ATM card for the purchase. Normally, it reflects immediately in the balance. We called Super Walmart and told them about their error. I had been given a receipt, but had thrown it away while cleaning over the weekend. Walmart put us on hold for a long time, after which we were told there was nothing they could do, and that we would have to take it up with our bank. The bank says they have no record of the transaction. I don't remember the exact amount, although I definitely remember being given a receipt. It is hard to understand how the transaction failed. We feel that, short of going to Walmart and handing over an estimate of the money, there is nothing we can do. I really don't know what to do, but I see it as a blessing.

I still have had no response on by childcare ad, and my husband hasn't had any luck looking for a part-time side job. Really, were either of us to have success, our lives would really become extremely difficult and more crazy-busy than they already are. God doesn't give us more than we can handle, I know that. Maybe little suprises of money are His way of providing for us, without having to further stretch us physically and emotionally.

My God is an awesome God.


Mama P said...

Hi Pam - I don't know if I shared with you that Dominic (Stink) has been diagnosed with Tourettes. I'm not ready to talk about it on BabyCenter yet, as it's too big a forum and I'm not 100% sure if the diagnosis. But I let everyone know who wants to hear it on a personal level because, frankly, I could use the support. And the prayers. And... Tourettes is not the barking cursing that the media makes it out to be. It's tics, mostly a few blinks. Sometimes vocal minor to major but mostly, just tics. I want to educate the world on it once I'm clear on it, but for now, I'm only telling people on a personal level.

Your blog is wonderful, Pam. You are inspiring others and you are a wonderful person. The money will come in time. Keep in touch with me. At one point, I am going to teach people how to Ebay for Free. My way of giving back.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

Pam- I really enjoy your blogs! My God is an Awesome God - so true. I love hearing stories about how He provides for His people in ways we could not imagine. So amazing the amount of "mini-miracles" (as I like to call them) that happen on a daily basis. Thanks for sharing.

Mama P said...

Pam - Thank you for defending my honor in the post about sleeping. You said exactly what I wanted to say, but could not, due to BabyCenter's big decree of "not being snarky". You weren't snarky at all, but because we're supposed to take in all viewpoints, I sometimes air toward being conservative with my defenses as a moderator. But man, it was hard to hold my tongue. Thank you, from the bottom of my mean mommy-let my kid cry it out-abusive-selfish-detachment parenting heart.


Gretchen said...


I wasn't calling you out at all. More than anything, I think as moms, we want to do the right thing, and that happens to be different for each family. I also happen to think,speaking from my experience, that I don't often know exactly what's right or what will work, so when I do find the magic solution, I want to shout it from the rooftops. HOwever, that "magic" may only be so for my family. Also, I know that Andrea writes from the heart, but her posts are always laced with humor, too, and I think some people are offended by that. To me, I think we have to be able to laugh at ourselves. NO WORRIES insofar as I'm concerned.

On another note, I'm pleased that I stopped by and that I got to see a glimpse of how God is working in your life. Thank you for sharing. He amazes me each day.