Lately, I’ve noticed that I am having trouble engaging. I show up, but am not invested, not wanting to dig in. I am not sure what started it, but that is the way of apathy, slowly creeping in, like a fog. I am praying for the Son to break through all of the fog–which He has been doing a little at a time.
Like in the amazing things. I have been amazed by the way God has shown up this week–even the past two days. First, Carole #3 gave me $40 to go to the dollar store to get toiletries for women at a homeless shelter we will go to next Tuesday. I figured I would be able to get some things, but I only had so far that the money could go.
I found toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, even a small pack of gum, as well as the gift bags to put it all in and still had $1.56 left over. It seemed that every time I thought I had out-spent the amount I had, God stretched it. I was amazed. I am still shaking my head over it and smiling.
Yesterday I got a text from my husband talking about a surprise waiting for me when I came home. He’s been talking about getting ducklings for our farm lately. I was sure I was going to come home to find little fuzzy ducklings in his hands. Instead, I found a set of iPads; a black one for him, a white one for me.
A few months ago at Prayer Group, Betty had challenged me to not put constraints on God. My husband and I often use the phrase, “Someday, when we’re rich and famous we’ll do…” or “we’ll get…”Betty told me to trust God’s time table, not my own. She was right.
I had expected to have to wait for at least 5 years before being able to afford an iPad. Here God was giving me something in less than 4 months. I am so glad I listened to Betty. Not because God operates like “Santa Claus”, but because I would have missed the richness of the blessing–knowing He has perfect timing.
So, my day-to-day needs to be simple; Go forward, trusting God for what He has done, is doing and is going to do.
“The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it (1 Thessalonians 5:24).”
“For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does (Psalm 33:4).“