12 Redneck Days of Christmas
Well today is the last day of school before a 2 week Christmas break. I have not had a Christmas break since 2009. Well 2010 if you count when I was out of work. It is nice that I have not had to bid for Christmas day or New Year's day off like I did last year when I was working for the airline (and wondering what shift you would get because you did not get to do your regular shift). I also got an email with my statement of earnings and I am getting my first check from my new job next week and it is a good check! Woo hoo! I am going to have some fun adding to my savings account and paying my car payment :) And maybe buying something for myself (I am thinking some new shoes and maybe some more dress pants for work). I am jumping up and down inside and thanking Jesus for His provisions. I was not for sure if I was going to be getting a check next week. I had emailed and asked and had not yet found out. I posted on my facebook status for people to pray. Rather than having people say they will pray I had a few telling me to get out there and hustle up work or get a pay day loan. Some of these people profess to believe in God. I wanted to say what about praying first? Pray and see what happens. I am learning on my walk with God that when you have a need the first thing you do is go to God and cry out to Him. See how He moves. He might open up a door for a job somewhere, someone out of the blue might give you money, or any number of other things. But always always seek Him first for needs that you may have an issue meeting. After all it says in Philippians that God will richly supply all of our needs. And looking back over different parts of my life I can tell specific stories about a time when God met a need that I did not know how I was going to be able to meet it myself. Like the time I needed a new radiator for my car and was out of work, or the time that I had to take care of getting what was wrong with the car that was making the check engine light come on and I did not have enough money to do it by myself, or the time I was on the brink of running out of food and $200 showed up in the mail from a friend of mine (this was before facebook days so no other earthly person knew what was going on). I also believe that God has helped me to be able to help others out when they did not know how they were going to take care of something. Like the time I sent some money to a fraternity brother of mine without him knowing I was doing it. Or the time one of my former ramp agent co-workers asked for some financial help or a guy from the young adults group. I gave it to them freely and have not and will not ever expect anything in return.
Okay enough of this and on to today's installment of the 24 Days of Christmas. It is the 12 Redneck Days of Christmas by Jeff Foxworthy. It is a parody of the 12 Days of Christmas and was written by Jeff Foxworthy and Tim Wilson. It was recorded for his 1996 album Crank it Up: Music Album.