Today, I was looking at my finances and realized that unless I dipped into my savings again, I have about two weeks' worth of gas money left. I haven't been called to substitute teach much lately and the babysitting gigs are few and far between anymore. There is no way that I can ever doubt God's provision...I've seen it growing up and I have seen it first hand, especially in these last two years.
Pretty much the biggest expenditures I have at this time are my sponsorship of my Compassion kids and gas money. Let me just say that I'll walk before I give up Jefferson & Suwanan - the relationships I've built with them over the years is not something that I will ever sacrifice. And every time I consider dropping the Child Survival Program through Compassion that I assist (it's not personal like sponsorship), I get an update or a copy of a letter from one of the mothers served there - and I just know that I need to continue with it. Really, EVERY one of the few times I've been considering it, that day or the next I'll get something in the mail. I'd say it's crazy, but I know that it's God.
During the years I've been a sponsor, I've been blessed in knowing that as surely as God led me to begin sponsoring Jefferson in September of 2003, He would see that I had the money to send Compassion. I've never had to fall back on my parents or resort to extremes in order to continue my sponsorship.
So, today, while I'm doing the math and figuring that even with my savings I really only have about three months before I'll have nothing, I start looking around my room to try to figure out what I can sell when I realize that I have less than that because I'm going to be needing textbooks yet. This is when I got frantic and God reminded me that He makes it all possible. To end this story quickly, I got a text to babysit tomorrow, and I'll be expecting more calls/texts over the next several weeks because God provides. :)