Layed off or hurting financially? God is right there, holding you in His hands...

This was a spontaneous post to a friend's website, but it was so full of the Lord, I knew I needed to share it here as well.

I am not layed off per say, but I will tell you I am in a time of dryness!! And I know that God desires for me to rely on Him only! I am strengthened by the revelation that if EVERYTHING were stripped away today - I would still have Jesus! And I would have lost my life in order to gain it. I have come into a deeper relationship because I have to live by His Word, and His will! Without Him I am nothing! I have to take a step back every time someone calls for money, or I don't get a phone call for more children. (that's my business) And I realize that I have everything I need. I have a car, a home, food, plenty of food, health, electricity, gas, etc. It would be nice to have money to pay my bills on time or in full! But...that is not what He wants. He is refining me so that He can USE me! Now, I pay what is going to get shut off, repossessed and is an immediate need. The money comes in, we know it does, we have it! We just have to tell the WORLD and the CREDITORS that it doesn't matter if we are late and fees are piling up because God is in control and He doesn't want you in debt to the world, He wants you in debt to Him. He needs to break all of our selfishness and greed! Isn't that great, that God loves us so much He won't leave us this way? And when the time comes, we will reap a harvest! That is the WORD! And everything that goes out of His mouth does not return empty but accomplishes what He desires! Trust me when I say, it doesn't matter. Your credit doesn't matter, your pride doesn't matter, the bank teller looking down on you doesn't matter, etc, etc, etc. I hope this encourages you - God is so amazing and will do such an amazing thing in you if you let Him refine you in this time. USE it to glorify Him and sing His praises!! Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and EVERYTHING else will be handed to you!!

One more thing...If you seek God's face, He will give you what is in His hands!

God Bless you all!
Let me know if I can pray for you!
Cortnee :)


Paul Barksdale said...

Wow! I truly admire you Cortnee for your steadfastness in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord for you and what you stand for. I pray that God will pour out His blesses on you.

God Bless you and keep you.

Your friend in Christ,
Twitter pal too,
Paul :)

Cortnee Zirpel said...

Thank you so much Paul - that is very sweet of you! I receive those blessings in Jesus Name!! Love you Paul!

Keep looking up!
Cortnee :)

inhocsignos said...

Great post! I'm going to enjoy getting to know you as we work, share, pray together on worldprayr - Hoping to talk to you soon!



lynnmosher said...

Thanks, dear Cortnee, for posting this encouraging word for everyone. The Lord is always with us, no matter where we go or what we do. He is Jehovah-shammah, Immanuel, God with us. Through it all, He says, "And lo, I am with you always!" What an awesome thought! Blessings to you...Lynn

Cortnee Zirpel said...

Thanks Lynn - you are so right - God is always with us!! And what more do we need than that? Thank you and God Bless :)

Cortnee :)

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