I scurried to pack everything I needed to attend a lady’s conference before my ride came, including personal items, widow’s information for my display table, and some craft products to sell.

My mind was unprepared for a message telling me that someone was giving me some money for the event. Although I responded that it was totally unnecessary, they insisted. So, I found myself gifted to be able to take care of some unexpected expenses that God foreknew all about.

Everyone has standard monthly expenses like utility bills, perhaps a mortgage, phone, insurance, etc. But it’s the extra things that can devastate a budget. The unforeseen car or house repairs, shower gifts and lots more. Satan constantly says, “You can’t afford that!”

He doesn’t want me to rely on the Lord to meet my needs, and he wants to discourage me as a widow, into worrying about my finances. Since I don’t have a husband to handle them for me, I realize that overseeing my money is included in my widow’s job description.

I enjoy giving gifts and want to be able to do so without worrying about whether I have the funds on hand or if I should be doing it at all.

Although the Lord has given me many gifts, including my precious four children, His greatest gift has been eternal life.

Ephesians 3:8 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”

Thank you, Lord, for gifting me in so many ways . . . especially eternally.