by Tammy Phillips
December 5, 2021
“‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’” (Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV)
Forgive me? On December 1, 2021, at the Complete in Him encouragement, I wrote:
“I enCOURAGE you to not do life without Him. Invite Jesus and all His wisdom into every area of your life. It will be miraculous. It’s Him in us “who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” (Ephesians 3:20 NKJV). Stay tuned tomorrow for some real-life examples of how Jesus stepped in and saved the day.”
I wrote this encouragement the same day but forgot to post on December 2nd. Again, forgive me? This is the story of how Jesus multiplied my time and saved the day. It is a great follow up to yesterday’s post!
We have a flexible spending account, a debit card with pretax dollars loaded to use for medical expenses. It is a great idea until one has to justify the charges on the account by matching “Explanation of Benefits,” collecting receipts, and submitting, itemized doctor charges, especially when the physician’s charges do notexactly match the EOB. I have had to do this in the past and it is a pain. Last year, it took me hours of gathering on the phone with doctor’s offices, insurance companies and the FSA company. It took four to eight hours to put all the pieces of the puzzle together and submit the justification. To be honest, this year I ignored the justification request for months and it has laid in a neat pile waiting my attention! I designated one whole day as “deal with it day.” When I finally went to work on this project, I was missing a piece, the physician’s itemized billed. I had it on top of my file, but it was nowhere to be found. It had been there less than a week ago, calling out my name. I could have become very upset, but I had prayed for wisdom before I started. This arduous task had taken me all day to accomplish in the past. I was determined to wipe this project off my to-do list in a day.
Thankfully, I only had five charges at one doctor, not multiple charges at multiple doctors. I went to the doctor and was quickly given the itemized five-page bill. This was not going to be simple. It was going to be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
BUT GOD…I had invited Him in earlier with the request for wisdom. I had not lost my cool in the delay. HE SHOWED UP. Not one, but two of the financial advisors gave me the same advice, “Submit your explanation of benefits and your itemized bill and let them match up everything .” What? Was this possible? Had God miraculously answered my call for wisdom?
I went home and did as instructed. It may have taken thirty minutes to upload and submit my justifications, probably less. The next day, I looked online at our account, and all holds on our account were GONE! The Holy Spirit had stepped in and saved the day. God multiplied my time. He answered my prayer and I declare it was a miracle! You have no idea what a headache it has been in the past. I feared doing it because of the difficulty. I faced the fear and God showed up with the answer. GLORY TO HIS NAME.
I enCOURAGE you to invite God into the middle of everything!!!! I am about to open some doors that I have kept closed to Him. I will let you know how that works out, too. I believe it will be life changing. If He does this for me in a little problem, I can’t wait to see what He does when I surrender everything, and I mean everything to Him. Stay tuned!