As I read Psalm 143 this morning I am reminded to mediate on the works of the Lord and consider all that he has done( verse 5).
It was taking longer than usual for the receipt book to be returned and we assumed there must be a reason for the delay. Either way we were fine on our part,so we thought. Rent was paid.
Another week went by and my husband, concerned, called our land lord inquring about the receipt, and came to find ou,t the landlord says he has not even received it yet. He said he figured something must have gone amuck on our end, and did not even want to bother us, because we are always so timely. We explained that it was sent day one, as usual, dropping it directly at the post office, as usual, to get there the very next day, as usual.
Of course sometimes we have to get a wrench thrown in our usual, in order to see God at work in our lives a little more clearly.
The landlord and my husband came to the conclusion that the rent was lost in the mail, and we immedately set a stop payment in motion- so we thought.
During prayer yesterday morning it was in my spirit to pray for the recovery of the check and its safe delivery into the hands of our land lord. I thought, uh, this seems like a foolish prayer. I hesitated. Then I went to pray the prayer, but with modifications. Then I repented in my spirit, and prayed what I knew God wanted me to pray. He wanted me to pray that specifically, because He alread knew what He is getting ready to do.
Later that afternoon, I found out we can not stop payment because of the nature of the check ( money order through the bank), and we would need the receipt to proceed. Well the kids just recently cleaned out the car, and where do you think the receipt was?