Wednesday, March 23, 2011

God's provisions

Yesterday I had the privilege of reading several chapters of Matthew's gospel. One concept that I kept noticing was God's provision. 

"Ask and it shall be given you." (7:7)

"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" (7:11)

"Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you?" (6:30)

My husband and I are at a point in our life where finances seem overwhelming. We're always wondering where our money goes. So, after reading these portions I prayed that the Lord would provide our needs and that we wouldn't get into debt over things. Is it any surprise that the Lord answered my prayer? 

It was brought to my attention that Ian's shoes were starting to split in the front. I had seen a good deal at Walmart the day before, so I thought I'd pop in and see if it was still available. I didn't find a pair of sneakers for Ian, instead I found four pairs of sneakers for all of the kids. Get a load of this:

The total came to $22, as opposed to the $59 it would've been at full price. I love coming across good deals. I usually always walk away feeling like I accomplished something. But in this situation it wasn't just a good deal I walked away with.  It was a clear answer to prayer. Yes, the Lord would provide my needs... for these, I didn't even need to spend coupon clipping time.

Patricia is showcasing three of the pairs that the kids are crazy about:

All of them fit perfectly. Ian doesn't want to part with his. Last night and tonight he cried when I got him ready for bed, because I had to take them off:

Have you proven God lately? It is a wonderful feeling to do so. Find a promise given by God in His Word. Pray, with faith and with pure intentions, that the Lord give/show/reveal His promise to you. Let me know!


CappuccinoLife said...

Awesome, Michelle. I love when God does that. :)

Erin said...

Hi Michelle! Just came across your blog. Thank you for this reminder! I was just thinking about this recently... the Lord has promised to provide for our needs, but it is difficult not to worry at times. I have been convicted that worrying about things is really my lack of faith.

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by: to both of you! Erin, I find my lack of faith every time I think about the grain of mustard seed and being able to move mountains!