“God gives you favor, you don’t need to scheme to get it and you won’t have to owe or thank anyone for it. God is going to make sure that He is the one who bestows favor.” Bill Winston
I love it when the favor of God hits your life. You can’t turn it off like you can a faucet, it just keeps coming. Almost like you’ve lost your capability to turn it off. Thats whats been happening to me lately.
I was recently reminded of July, 2013 when I had my appendix removed. I was told by the hospital administrator, that my portion of my one night stay for my appendix would be $1080 and if I paid it that day, she would discount it 20%, to which I laughed and said, “My paycheck doesn’t come till Friday and I’m pretty sure it’s spoken for already, but thanks anyways!”
My mind began to go into freak out mode as I tried to figure out how I would cover THAT expense. I’ve done insurance billing for longer then some of you have been alive and I know how to negotiate, so I thought, I’ll call them and see if they’ll take 50% and I know God will supply.
I felt a check in my spirit and knew that it wasn’t the right time so I waited and just focused on Him. Each time it would come to my mind, I would dismiss it into His hand and could hear Him say, “I’ve got this, don’t do a thing. You won’t have to fight this battle, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.” I didn’t forget about it, I just chose not to dwell on it! I just kept reminding myself of His promises and went back to focusing on Him and His Word.
Friday night after getting home from dinner with Shannon and Llana, I pulled the mail out of the mailbox and in it was a bill from the hospital. I didn’t have my glasses on, but knew it didn’t say $1000 so I asked Shannon to double check the balance. $397.94. I thought, THATS doable, and again heard the Lord say to me, I’m not done yet. Wait and see what I will do for you.
It wasn’t long and through an unexpected source, the entire amount was paid in full. Listen and obey, thats my part. Seek His face, thats my part. Provision…thats HIS part. I have learned that if I will allow Him to, He will show himself strong on my behalf and if he’ll do it for me, He will definitely do it for you.
Timely! Timely! Timely!