Friday, June 1, 2012

God provides

I have been needing a newer couch and my dishwasher was broken for months. Last weekend when I was at the Enoch homeschool convention attending a workshop on Homeschooling on a shoestring. The presenter was literally saying if you need something God will provide it. At that exact moment my mom texted me with a picture of the couch she just got me and that she might also have a dishwasher. She did end up getting the dishwasher and Scott, my stepfather installed it. The dishwasher was brand new as well. It works great.

Also I had made a meal plan for Thur., Fri., & Sat. and my list literally included all the food we had in the house. That was all we had and were not able to get anything until some time next week. This list included breakfast, lunch, & dinner but no snacks (and you know kids like snacking.) Yesterday I went to my mom's (she is away) and she told me to take all produce so it didn't go bad. Then Josh's aunt called me and she had stuff to bring over. Mind you I didn't tell anyone we were almost out of food. She brought a bunch of leftovers that my kids love, half a huge watermelon, and other new stuff that my kids love.

Some of the fruit was too soft to eat so I pureed it all and made homemade ice pops, and put some in baggies in the freezer for my smooothies. I also froze some of the veggies to use for making a stir fry later.

These verses come to mind when things like this happen to me:

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus

The thing is God does these things for us all the time. On paper my budget doesn't make sense yet He provides. I bought a house in 2009, that is only because of God. This was a desire of my heart and He provided. We have everything we need. I am sitting typing this on a laptop gifted to Jason for his 13th birthday, in my living room with no leaks or holes in the walls (God provided a new roof and the walls were recently repaired of all holes.) I also have my central air on, because it has been hot. I am a baby about the heat. It makes me miserable (but God blesses me again in that it is a requirement of running an in home daycare to keep rooms at or below 74 degrees.)

Recently I have been really stressing about money. I have not been trusting in the Lord, I have been leaning on my own understanding. God has used these blessings to remind me I can't do anything on my way, but He can do everything.

Matthew 19:26

 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Also I am so thankful for the people God uses to bless me and that they head His call to do so (in above instances my mom, stepfather, and Josh's aunt.) He uses many others to bless me on a daily basis as well.

What are your blessings today?



Megan said...

Thank you Becky for writing this post! My Husband and I have been so stressed about finances and that can take the focus off of God. But it is soo true that He is faithful and He does provide for our needs.

Thanks for the reminder :)

Kevin Surbaugh said...

Isn't God good? He is the provider of all our needs. I am so happy to be an adopted child of the one who owns the cattle on a thousand hills.

Becky R said...

Megan, I know stress, I have been making myself physically sick over it and for no reason. He already has the answer.

Kevin, Amen to that