Almost a year ago, I befriended an individual – we were fond of each other and would hang out, and go to dinner, and I also gave him spiritual advice. We became closer, he asked me if he could borrow some money to help with his mortgage. I had the extra money and lent it to him without any reservation. He later asked for more. I had it and gave it to him, and never really thought about it because we were looking at becoming more involved. He stated several times, that he would pay me back- but that did not happened. I was frustrated, I felt betrayed and all sorts of negative words I won’t say. I needed treatment, seriously!!! I erased all of his contact information from my cell and deleted him from my life because God obviously needed me to learn a lesson from this. I was hurt (and he did apologize later for hurting my feelings.) There was no contact from him for months. I felt I was free and he was out of my life. I went to class on Wednesday, October 24th, not really feeling like it, but knowing I needed to go. We were talking about superstitions and I brought up the “penny with the face up.” I’m sure most of you know what I’m talking about. I would only pick up pennies if the face was up and leave it alone if it was face down. I would pick up other coins of higher denomination whether they were faced down or up. I didn’t realize I was devaluing the penny. Now, for the past week or so, there has been this penny on the ground outside of my apartment. I didn’t pick it up because the penny was faced down. I did however flip it over for someone else to possibly get it and be “lucky.”
As we were discussing this topic in class, most of us had similar stories of superstition. Rev. Pam basically told me to go home and pick the penny up… it’s prosperity. I said, OK!!
After class I went home, went up stairs, and it popped in my head, oh, I forgot to get the penny. I went back downstairs, hoping it was still on the ground (and it was… all dirty). I picked it up and said “thank you Jesus,” and put it with the rest of my change, went to bed and thought nothing of it.
Now, here is the kicker!!! Thursday, October 25th at 5:06pm I got a text from an unfamiliar number asking me: “Where are you, let’s do dinner, I have something for you.” I’m like, huh?? Oh, it’s this individual (the one who owed me the money). What does he want??
I agreed to go to dinner, which was kind of awkward because I thought I had released my anger and I really hadn’t. We ate a nice dinner, which he paid for. After dinner, he handed me a white envelope with my name on it. I opened it up and it was a check for $600!!! I said thank you.. Thank you God!!! And, thank you pennies!!! Now I will pick them up no matter what!!!!!