You know it never ceases to amaze me how God works in my Life. Most of the time I am unaware of what he is doing, but sometimes, like today, he reveals his gifts.
Not only am I in addiction recovery but financial recovery as well. My wife and I are in the process of buying our first home. (The picture is one of the homes we are considering.) A credit repair service has been working hard, and we have been ardently striving to payoff old debts. One of the steps we had to take was to open a bank account. We had one before but bad luck, lack of discipline, (on my part) and excessively using the debit card quickly spun us into overdraft status.
Today we set out to open a new bank account. We called around to find a place that had second chance checking, we got vague instructions and then off we went. I stepped inside the bank to ask for clarification on the second chance checking and met the manager who explained the basics of the program. The manager led us through the procedure of opening the account explaining the fees involved with second chance banking. We were a bit disapointed by this but hey, we were greatful to do it.
Would you believe when they ran our information through telecheck it came back clean? We were able to open a normal account with all the bells and whistles. Free checking, free checks, free atm fees etc. All of our past mistakes had been cleaned away.
It's kind of like when we come to Christ and invite him into our hearts isn't it. All our mistakes and sins are taken away. Of course with Jesus we don't need to pay our old bills, or use a cleaning service. We just invite him in and we are washed clean of our sins. In Christ we get somethng a lot better than free checking. We get the gift of the Holy Spirit.
By the way,
turns out the manager was a christian.