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The Twenty Dollar Bill
By Wayne Bien
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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an example of my spiritual program at work

Twelve years ago, I had stopped working because of fatigue from the Multiple Sclerosis I was diagnosed with and decided to apply to Social Security for permanent disability, which could take eighteen month to several years to be approved. Just a few months earlier I had separated from my wife, for reasons other than my MS, and purchased an old row house in Baltimore City that needed much repair, but was a roof over my head. It was far from being an ideal situation but one I thought I could handle, even though I always had a good paying job and never lived anywhere but the affluent suburbs of northern Baltimore County, Maryland.

To supplement my reduction in income I was working a few hours a day and receiving a small allotment of food stamps each month, both of which never seemed to be enough to cover just the basics I needed. After a few months things were not looking good and I my first thought was to wonder if my decision to stop working had been a good one. But when I stopped and thought about the spiritual program I had been a part of for the last ten years I continued to live one day at a time.

Going to the grocery store was always a worrisome time, and one particular April I had used all but a nineteen dollars’ worth of my food stamps by the fifteenth of the month. I filled my cart with boxes of macaroni and cheese and other very inexpensive items knowing they would have to last for two weeks. When I got to the checker I was very nervous watching my total rise on the register as she scanned each item. As the conveyor belt brought the last few items toward her a twenty dollar bill came out from under the counter and landed at the end of my groceries.

I said to the checker, "this must be yours."

She shook her head and said, "I guess your groceries are free today."

I looked at the total and it was exactly twenty dollars.

Call it luck or whatever you like, but I truly believe my Higher Power had taken care of me again.

 

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Reviewed by John Domino 1/18/2012
Excellent write Wayne,
God is with us all of the time. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.(James 4:8)Its funny, I get a daily e-mail from Pastor Allen from God's Minute devotions@godsminute.org. I thought that I would share this with you.

This is what Pastor Allen said today. Enjoy!

Now isn't is a pity that so many in this World today feel
unloved and alone, when all they have to do is reach out
to God? For it is also written; God is love. (1 John 4:8)
Always tell God how
much you love Him when you pray. For God has said;
I love those who love me, And those who seek
me diligently will find Me. ( Proverbs 8:17 )

So, love the LORD your God with
all your heart, with all your soul, and with
all your mind.' ( Matthew 22:37 ) And He will
love you and bless you, in return. He will also fill
you with His Great Love, a love that many in the
World do not know. Amen.

All My Love & Prayers,
Pastor Allen

at: http://www.godsminute.com
(c) Copyright 2012 by Apostle Paul Ministries. All Rights Reserved
Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/3/2011
LUCK HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT MY FRIEND...THAT WAS ALMIGHTY GOD GIVING YOU A MIRACULOUS 'BLESSING', IN ORDER THAT YOU MIGHT WRITE THIS 'INSPIRATIONAL' TESTIMONY! I AM FIRM BELIEVER THAT NOTHING...HAPPENS FOR NOTHING AND I THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS WONDERFUL AFFIRMATION OF GOD'S POWER TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE THAT ARE
BELIEVERS. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 2/24/2011
Wayne,

It was a higher power probably with a little help from the checker.
Enjoyed the write.

Mary

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