My Sistergurls…. Golden Corral 2012
Wednesday…… Christmas Day, I went downstairs to the convenience store that’s located in my building to buy a few things. When I gave the owner of the store my $50.00 bill, he said “Oh LaCrease I don’t have any change, I just gave it out”. He said well, get your things, and you can just bring it back tomorrow.
I just LOVE the older husband and wife who owns the store. They give credit to anyone who lives in the building, and I have needed them more than a time or two. He wrote down my total and I went to my apartment.
Thursday, I went back to pay my bill and to buy a few other things. I gave his wife the same $50 bill. When she gave me the change back…. she gave me 4-$20 bills and said ” I owe you $16.00 just one second”. So I’m standing there saying to myself… “Okay I thought I gave her a $50 bill, she thinks I gave her a $100.00”. Then I started doubting myself.. because all I had was 1-$100.00 bill and a $50 bill, I thought maybe I grabbed the wrong bill. Then God said No… LaCrease you didn’t grab the wrong one. Then Satan comes in…. and said LISTEN…. this is your last money for a WHILE… you just lost your job, and that money is your BLESSING… KEEP IT. He said you need personal items, and this LAST $150.00 goes toward your rent. You NEED this money. Then God said…. LISTEN…. That is NOT a BLESSING from ME……these people have been good to you since DAY ONE LACREASE * I love how he says my name*. He said.. if you take this money and you know its not yours, guilt will eat you up. He said now do you want to go back to your apartment and have to think about that EVERYDAY? Then EVERYTIME you come down to this store, you’ll have to look these people in the eye knowing you took their money. He said, anything you need I WILL SUPPLY.. you do NOT need this extra $50.00. He said speak up and give this money back to her….. you do NOT want to have to deal with me. I said Lord.. say no more. I gave her the money back, and they both kept thanking me. I said … you and your husband has been good to me.
As I look back on it. You never know what you would do in certain situations. I know for a fact that had I been in a good place AT THAT TIME financially I wouldn’t need for God to speak to me… because I would give it back without a thought. But God knew I was broke, he know I had just lost my job, he knew * in my mind* that money could have helped me with personal needs.
Its amazing how the few minutes she told me to wait for the rest of the money…….. God used that time to talk to me. I look at stuff like that. Those minutes were needed. This is for everyone… when you’re faced with your last money, and you have to make a decision to do right or wrong… do right. Let me share with happened to me THE VERY NEXT DAY.
My daughter called me and asked would I go with her and her dad to see this home she was interested in purchasing. I told her YES!!! After we saw the home, she said “momma lets go to the movies to see “The Wolf of Wall Street”, we checked out show times and realized that we had an extra hour to burn before the movie starts. As we are riding, she says… lets go to Walmart. We went in… and she said… do you need anything? I said naw… I’m good. But as we walked around… I started seeing stuff I did need. LOL At some point, she said momma.. I know you need stuff, she said get what you need. I got soap, pads, toothpaste, bath wash, and some lip gloss. Then she said… anything else? I asked her when we got in the van… why do you always want to help me ALL THE TIME… I said I’m good. She said momma you have always taken care of me. Anything I wanted or needed and you had the money you got it for me. She said I’m happy to be in a position to do it. I can’t even put into words to describe when your child tells you this. She took me to the movies, and bought me popcorn and pop. I love my baby.
Later on that night… as I sat and thought about my day. I remembered what God told me IN THE STORE….. He said “I will supply all your needs”. WOW WOW WOW. AND HE DID. Thank you Jesus.
Where works of the flesh exists, there is NO joy
I wrote this mornings post as I was about to leave out for work. There is something about the POWER OF PRAYER. I LOVE and enjoy praying for people, because I KNOW my prayers through JESUS reaches the LORD.
My post this morning was about people who pray, BUT after the PRAYER look for others to “do the work” of the PRAYER.
Let me give you an example….. A few weeks I posted on Face book how the bank gave me the wrong deposit numbers, resulting in me not receiving a check, until the next pay period and my rent being late * $75.00 late fee, AND $5.00 EACH DAY AFTER… UNTIL THE RENT IS PAID IN FULL*. My cable bill was due, and my Verizon bill was as well. When I post what was going on with me. … I didn’t post for people to “help me” or “call me” or “come see how I’m doing”, or “offer the money to me”. I was simply SHARING. I loved and appreciated all the comments, because I love to laugh, and it felt good to have people to stand with you in times like those. But after the PRAYER… not once did I LOOK to people to “do the work” of the PRAYER.
I had already PRAYED about it. Well, when I went to see the Assistant Office Manager, she told me to forward all the emails from my payroll office and an email from me, just to make sure that it was in fact a mistake, and that she would forward them to the OFFICE MANAGER. After a few days, she got back with me and told me that he said NO, that he wouldn’t wave the fees. I gave her my rent anyway, without the late fees I said to her, well when he comes back from out of town… I want to meet with him. She smiled and said * she wasn’t mean to me at all* once he makes up his mind, its pretty much a done deal. I said to her…. I’ll talk to him myself. Then she said…. yes talk to him.
I heard God LOUD AND CLEAR * people learn to get in tuned with God’s voice, so that you can know it JUST AS YOU KNOW YOUR OWN CHILD CALLING YOU IN THE GROCERY STORE FROM ANOTHER AISLE.* He said LaCrease… go to your apartment right now. And write out a email pleading your case, send the payroll emails, and a photo of yourself at the end in closing, so that he can BE SURE OF WHO YOU ARE. After I wrote that email… I FELT GOOD. LOL LOL I sent it to him, PRAYED ABOUT IT AGAIN…. and sat back, crossed my legs, with my faygo cola, greens, chicken, corn bread.. and told GOD…. your turn… IM DONE WITH THIS!!!! AND in MY SPIRIT…. I WAS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, DONE WITH IT. I didn’t talk about it with anyone ANYMORE, didn’t woe is me… ANYMORE.. didn’t think about it anymore. God told me to plead my case, and I did… MY JUDGE* God* WENT TO WORK FOR ME…..
That next day I saw the OFFICE MANAGER, and asked him could I come into his office to talk, he already knew what it was about. Once he soaked up my PEACEFUL….. AND NONE CONFRONTATIONAL atmosphere, he said Ms. Walker your LATE FEES ARE WAIVED!!! AMEN
God laid it upon this mans heart to CANCEL MY DEBIT. God did that. If you look to God to help you, you wont have to say. “when I needed money you wasn’t there, when I needed a phone call you wasn’t there, when I needed someone to talk to you wasn’t there”. Am I saying don’t ask your friends or family for anything? NO…. I’m not saying that. I’m saying PRAY about your situation… and in that prayer ask God to touch the right hearts to BLESS YOU.. and just leave it alone.
Now you’re saying…. WELL THATS HARD…. it sure is. But its something we must do. There has been sooooo many times, when I prayed about something, then turn around and try to make it happen for myself,,, THEN GET MAD AT THE PEOPLE WHO I KNEW COULD HELP ME… cause at first when the Asst Manager was like ” ummmm “his mind made up”… I was like HEFFA… if you don’t fight on my behalf… you betta. God checked me real quick… why are you looking to her, when EVERYTHING MUST HIT MY DESK FIRST???????? Yeaaaaaa God is BOLD like that.
So I say to you, if you’re in a situation, need money, need someone to talk too, need a favor, baby sitter, car, house…. and you feel nobody is there for you…… THAT’S THE WAY GOD WIRED IT UP… SO THAT YOU CAN DEPEND AND GO TO HIM AND ONLY HIM!!!! Allow him to touch the HEARTS of the people that HE wants to help you….. not the 500 people on your FB page. God just don’t work like that.
Where works of the flesh exists, there is NO joy