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Perfect Timing

It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken." Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak.  2 Corinthians 4:13 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay. Unbeknownst to me, a perfect part-time job was on the way.

As I crunched the numbers in my checkbook once more, I looked at the balance as if it would magically be much larger than it was two seconds earlier. It wasn’t.

“No worries,” I said to myself. The idea of supplementing my husband's income through a part-time job seemed like the best course of action.

In the meantime, my husband and I applied for a mortgage loan modification which would significantly lower our payments. As we clutched hope, we resolved to believe God regardless of our dubious feelings. Often, we felt like cliff-hangers who refused to acknowledge precarious attempts at climbing a mountain. We spoke only about the faithfulness of God, knowing He would make a way for us.

In January 2014, I began working part-time as a hospice social worker. In May 2015, our mortgage was reduced to almost half of the original payment. During this period, believing God without doubting and verbalizing our thankfulness for His continued faithfulness opened the door for God to answer our prayers. Faith became the anchor we held onto as we waited for God to work out the details.

When the challenges of life overwhelm us, only faith lifts us up and away from fear and worry. Our faith-filled words foster the demonstration of who God is: faithful. Believers trust God and then ignite their faith in Him by the words they speak.

Speak words of faith and watch what God does. 

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Ivette Ellis

Ivette Ellis is a professional social worker who has empowered the lives of disadvantaged populations in a variety of social service environments. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Tiny House Project in Calhoun, Georgia. The goal is to provide affordable housing for low income families. She is an active member of the Christian Author’s Guild and a local chapter of Word Weavers International. Ivette is an ordained prayer minister with Safe Harbor Ministries located in Flowery Branch, Georgia. A portion of her personal testimony has been published in the anthology, Fifty over 50: Who Is That Woman in The Mirror? Her devotionals are known to release hope and healing to her readers. Ivette and her husband are outdoor enthusiasts. They reside in Northwest Georgia. Connect with Ivette at her email address: whenvoicescondemn@gmail.com.