checkbookfinishedbothLast month after I checked off the debits and deposits in my bank account register I breathed a sigh of relief. The numbers reconciled. We had enough money to cover all bills and some left for the month ahead.

I threw up my hands with relief and called to my husband in the next room.  “We’re in good shape. The bank and I agree!” My husband shouted his congratulations, knowing how much I dislike this task. He dislikes it even more. That’s why I took it over.

Then I sat back and realized that God is in this chore with me. He guides my eyes, so I don’t miss any numbers. He helps me see where our income has gone and even where to cut back when things are a bit tight. He also reminds me to share with others so I don’t block the flow.

This year I’m no longer anxious and scared when it comes to income and outgo or unexpected expenses or filing my income tax. For I know that “. . . my God will meet all your (my) needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

And he will do the same for you. How great is our heavenly Father, who provides without hesitation.

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Checking My Checkbook — 8 Comments

  1. I know the “good” feeling of balancing a check book and it comes out even! Reminds me of the time the bank showed I had over TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS MORE than I showed!! If it had been less then I would have called them immediately but I let it go! The next 3 or 4 months it showed the same!( it has been so long I forget how many months it was!) SOOO I added it to my account and I have balanced ever since!! WOW !

    • What fun–to find you had $200 more than you expected. That’s a ‘mistake’ anyone would love to make!

  2. Thank you for this! I so need it today as I tend to this chore. Thank you for reminding me that God does indeed meet our needs!

    • Thanks, Michele. I need to remind myself of this each day. God is faithful–always–though sometimes in the nick of time! 🙂

  3. Last month we were hit with final orthodontic bills totally $2K that was automatically drawn from our account. I should’ve known since I did sign the financial statement, but I didn’t remember. Thankfully, we had the money, but it was a shock nonetheless. I called the orthodontist office and politely asked if they’d call their patients when drawing such a large amount. Even though we’re through making payments (PRAISE GOD!), hopefully we’ll help other parents.

    • Sherry, quite an experience! So glad you had the money to cover the debit.

  4. God is awesome and I love Him, even though my numbers were alittle off this month (so far). I’m believing God for numbers reconcilliation still this month. He will.bless me yet this month for me helping kids this month. He is awesome. First time in many years that it didn’t reconcile. But one thing, God has never failed me. He looks at the heart. GBY and yours.

    • You’re correct, Jim. Even when our numbers are a little ‘off’ God provides. I know He will take care of you this month and always. You’re a faithful friend and service of the Lord–for sure.

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