“I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me. Still, you did well by sharing with me in my hardship.” Philippians 4:12-14 (HCSB)
We don’t have much money at our disposal right now, and we are working on staying on budget. We have budgeted groceries, yard care, 5k’s and dinner out. It hasn’t been easy, but we are seeing a bit of light in this tunnel.
Our yard guy hasn’t been by in a long while (we don’ t have a lawn mower as of yet), and he is very reasonable with price for what he does (when he shows). David was approached by Chris (don’t know him or his last name), this past week as he was going by neighborhoods to earn some money mowing grass. We don’t keep cash on us, as we will just spend it. So David asked if he would come back on Friday to mow for $25.00.
Chris showed, and mowed the yard (well the weeds are down). David paid him in cash $20.00 and $5 in quarters – ha, but cash is cash and a promise held. We were blessed by helping him help us.
Don’t ever tell me you are hungry, or don’t have money for food. I am so the person that will go home and purge my pantry, freezer and give it to you. I will also make you a meal if not two. David’s heart is just as big as mine when it comes to those in need. We just have to help. We don’t do it to brag or to get something in return. We feel blessed to help.
Sharing in hardship, with a happy heart.