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Monday Praises-God’s Provision

18 Nov

Isn’t it easy to rely on ourselves and forget who is really in control?  I spend a lot of time worrying about things that I have no business worrying about, and in fact I am sinning against God because I am putting my trust in myself or another person instead of putting my trust in the Lord.

I was reminded of this last night when I was at my church packing shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse.  This was our second night of packing, and we had restocked with plenty of soap and washcloths and toothbrushes and toothpaste, but it looked like we were running out of little toys to put in the boxes.  I looked at the mounds of hygiene items we had remaining, and the stacks of empty boxes behind me, and I started to panic. What are we going to do? I thought.  I immediately started to form a plan in my head.  One of use can go to the Dollar Store and buy a bunch of toys.  We can just stay late to get it done.  

As I was just about to voice my concerns and my solution to my church family (love them, by the way) in walked another woman from our church and her daughter with huge bags of socks, toys, etc.  I immediately saw what God had done.  Wow, that was humbling.  There I was, spending my energy trying to solve a problem, and God already had it solved.  He was at work the entire time (through someone else, might I add-another humbling thought).

We ended up with over 100 boxes!

I want to thank God today for always providing what we need, especially when we are doing His work.  He knows what I need, when I need it.  He is so awesome.
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Monday Praises

28 Oct

Having this link-up today (thank you Walk Humbly With God) really made my day SO much better!  Even early haircuts and flu shots with a cranky 2-year old who didn’t sleep last night don’t seem so bad when you are searching for ways to praise God!

He is at work all around us, and sometimes we don’t see that if we don’t look.

Anyway, I am thanking God today for my church.  We are a little church in the midst of big change, and I can see that God has BIG plans for us!

We had trunk-or-treat last night, and we estimated that 150 people showed up!  For my little church in my little town, that is a huge amount of people.  We weren’t quite prepared for that, but of course God was, and it all worked out.

Some of the kids dressed up after trunk-or-treating.

Some of the kids dressed up after trunk-or-treating.

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.    Hebrews 10:24-25

I love my church family so much, and I praise God for his all-knowingness in putting me here, just where I belong!

Have a great week, everyone!