On the goodness of God

It’s been an interesting day…mostly filled with me finding reasons to drive my car 🙂

I don’t know if I explained what a miracle that car is.  The last seven years have been financially difficult for me, to say the least.  I made some rash decisions professionally that led to bad credit, repossession of a car and a lot of other stuff. 

I drove my last car into a deep puddle.  It only had basic insurance on it, so when it became waterlogged…I sold it to my uncle who fixed it up and sold it. 

So, yesterday when I went to the dealership, I went in expecting to be given a song and a dance, and to hopefully leave the dealership with a car that had come a/c and four tires.  What happened blew my mind.  And made me see God in a new way.

I prayed before I went to the dealership that God would place me with the salesperson He wanted me to work with.  And Dan, my sales guy…was awesome.  I wanted the 0% financing deal (who wouldn’t?) but I would have settled for 8% interest.  I got the 0%.  I wanted a mp3  hookup so that I can use my iPod.  I got that and an upgraded stereo system, including power windows, locks, keyless entry and remote trunk opener.

God really showed me His grace yesterday.  I had a tough, tough week.  Anger issues rose up in areas that were just embarassing.  I’m in a transitional place in my life right now…some things need to change, but I need doors to open for them to change.  Friday night I made one bad decision after another.  Even with all of my shortcomings, God moved in a mighty way in my life on Saturday.  He showed me that He truly wants to restore what the locusts have stolen.  What God has in store for me is so much bigger than I am…and he showed it to me through the car and even the laptop on which I am typing this blog.

So, I am thankful for the grace of God.  I am thankful that I AM is in control of my life, not me.  I am thankful that I serve a loving, gracious God who uses utter and total knuckleheads like me, despite me, for His glory. 

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