When I share these stories, let me make perfectly clear upfront, this is not about getting a pat on the back. It's about sharing with you, the way God works in my life. It's invigorating to me and the least I can do is share my stories!!
As you may recall, I was given $1 in church back in November. I opened a Facebook event that raised $387 which I was able to donate to Feeding America. I believe as result of that, I was given another opportunity to help. I called a friend over Christmas break. She was lead in her heart to believe, my call wasn't an "accident" but a message from God that she needed to open up and ask me for some brainstorming help. Her husband's company had a donation that was going to be made and it was up to her to find someone in need for the donation to be given to. She asked me to brainstorm. Brainstorm I did. Of course I took to Facebook first. Social media is and has been a wonderful outlet for spreading the word. I posted a simple status update that asked if anyone knew of someone that needed a blessing. I got two replies.
In the meantime, I had also contacted my church to get in touch with the community giving volunteer, he was able to give us a name of someone that the donation would help. So my friend was thrilled to have a place for this generous donation to go!
Something in me knew that these Facebook replies were God knocking on my heart to be their blessing. I couldn't just let it go, so I prayed that I would someway be able to be their blessing. A few days ago, I received an unexpected, very generous bonus check from a couple that I work for once a week. It was more than enough to send a check to each of those that replied to my Facebook status! The bonus check was perfectly orchestrated in my opinion. God knew what He was doing when He placed two families on my heart to help, and He knew what he was doing when the bonus check arrived in my mailbox, He trusted me to share my bonus with those in need and for that, I am so grateful!