Praying Pays in Little Ways

Yesterday my husband and I got in a fight. It was about money of course, and wasn't worth all the fuss. But of course I decided that I needed to pray right then and there for a little help. Help with money, help with marriage, or just help with a little feeling of peace. Reading the scriptures tends to give me peace, so that's what I decided to do. I took out my Bible/BoM/D&C/PoGP all in one version, closed my eyes, gave it a few twist and turns, then opened it and pointed to a place on the page.

This is what it said: Ezekiel 16:49

"Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy."

Hmm. Perhaps this is why I'm not getting a "break" so to speak. I, along with many others I'm sure, have problems with all of these things. I buy, eat, and waste a lot of food. I rarely exercise or do things other than work, clean a little, partake in various hobbies, and sleep. And I haven't been tithing. Granted, we already have a chunk of change set aside for it this month, but we haven't actually handed over a check.

Any step in the right direction, is a good step. My husband called me after awhile apologized, and cooked dinner. Then, we started the Book of Mormon at the very beginning. Our goal is to have it finished by August 8th of this year. I will let you know why in the next post!


Anonymous said...

Girl I am so proud of you! You did exactly what you should be doing. As for tithing, pay it chica. DH and I didn't pay ours for 4 years and I highly blame that for all the troubles we've encountered when it comes to money. When we handed over our check this month, things started working out better.

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