We were so blessed this year, as an act of goodwill, we are getting out 2010 bonuses in December instead of March. I cannot tell you what a great blessing this is to me because I have been in need of a new furnace/central air unit, quite frankly since probably when I bought my house, but until the summer, everything worked... until our A/C unit just died of old age (it was born in 1978). My furnace, God love it, is still kicking (it was born in 1951!!) I was going to get one in the spring, but instead, I bought Mildred, our minivan,so that Phyllis could drive, Patricia, our car.
This year is the last year for the energy tax credit, so I thought it would be great if God blessed me with my bonus so I could get that taken care of. And because God loves me so, a lot of other people are getting blessed too!
And then... this morning, after getting a contact from the Inside Outside Guys and one other contact from a friend, I started to worry (why do I do that!?!) about if I make a wrong choice in furnaces. UGH! I mean, I'll get three quotes, I will consult guys at work, I will pray for wisdom and discernment (and a good/fair price) but I started to get a little panicky. How ridiculous! Its like I'm walking through the desert praying for God to deliver me to water, and thinking He won't take me the last 5 steps to the water. How DUMB! I must have forgotten that He did give me brains in my head, and logic, and His wisdom.
So, as dumb as it seems, I'm excited about my new furnace/Central air and so is Phyllis because we've decided that better efficiency means that we can turn it up past 68 during the day and warmer than 60 at night!
James 2:15-17 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.