Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Please Pass The Salt

I was blessed by my new daughter in love this week. 
She gifted me with  these salt and pepper shakers that she made with her own two little hands!
They're my favorite color ... and are recycled from  Carter's baby food jars. 
I love them, and after my trip  to Walmart today; I'm seeing them through new eyes.
After getting my groceries, the clerk had a horrible time scanning my items.  When I used my debit card; the reader went haywire  and after the third time putting my pin in, a manager came to help.  Not being able to figure it out; they opened up a new line and took all my groceries back out of the bags and started rescanning them all over again.    When the checker  finished; I had to slide my card yet again and punch in my pin.   Every time I typed  in those numbers; I had this sinking thought; "Was this ordeal  possibly draining my acct three..- now four times of $144.47?   I remember asking the clerk if  that was  possible, back in  the other line.     She answered  yes with her eyebrows and expression, no with her mouth and then shrugging said,  "You  might want to  check your  bank acct just  to be certain."  From that point on; the rest of our conversation was a .... hurried  blurr on my part. Can't say I  remember much after that. 

--Realizing my attitude, walking back to my vehicle  ... I felt conviction.  When  dollar signs started flashing before my eyes with that  big fat minus sign in front of it;  I  forgot all about loving my neighbors- (the two employees who were ready to pull their own hair out trying to help me).... and instead my heart began loving our  bank acct "more."  
 Forgive me God.  

Thankfully the printout from the bank showed only one transaction. 
My balance was good- 
sufficient ...
 just like His grace.
 ...I know my heart... was overdrawn though.  
I needed more salt.     


Sherry said...

Wow, Lea. We really must be kindred spirits. lol My mom was here not too long ago and to make a long story short, we went shopping at the Korean market and she pointed out the special sea salt I had to buy. Every time we used it in the dishes we made she started "preaching" at me about how important salt is (biblically)and it started rubbing me the wrong way. I realized later it was because I NEEDED to hear it. So, yes... PLEASE pass the salt. xo

Denise said...

You bless me, as always. I love you.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

You should really write a book! You are truly amazing!!!

Patty Sumner said...

I can just imagine how you felt because I would have been feeling the same way. I do believe we could do a devotional on lessons learned at, probably could! So glad things worked out and that you are open to the Lord's voice to learn even from a stressful situation. That is what it is all about. Blessings!

Patty Sumner said...

I left a long post...not sure if it was saved. I will check back later..great post Lea! Blessings!

Debra said...

Oh Lea-this happened to me too-only it DID charge my account over and over and over! But you know what-somehow I kept 'my cool' through all the phone calls and stuff I had to make. God helped me stay calm, and I was actually nice to everyone-it made the whole mess so much more pleasant. So truly-I am very reluctant to use my card-if I see someone ahead of me having that trouble-I get in a different line!!
I have to say-I KNOW God stepped in when I saw my bank account-I PRAYED, and He took over from that moment-that's when things, and my own attitude, went well. I am learning that prayer is so much a part of my life minute by minute...

Anonymous said...

I agree with Sue, you should write a book, a devotional.. I think that would be amazing... yes a blessing.
Thank you for your sweet comment Lea.

Jeanie xx

From the Heart said...

Praises to God for watching over your bank account. His grace is always sufficient.

Trace4J said...

Oh friend those scary overdrawn moments.
And then the tears why didnt I just trust HIM!
Im embarrassed to say I catch myself there alot.
Love the sweet new salt shakers :)
Woolie Real HUGS

sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Lea, What a wonderful word!! You are an anointed gift from GOD...Love your REAL LIFE LESSONS! Thank you for your precious comment on our "MOVE". I know the LORD is wanting me to "step out" more for him! I guess one could say..I'm taking a "step down" to "step up"! Have a blessed weekend~~~your friend, Roxie