Laurie is our host for this month of Thankful Thursday. Don't forget to check out her blog and link up with us. I am delighted to be back blogging! I am also delighted to be back for Thankful Thursday's. It's one of my favorites things to participate in while blogging.
I'm thankful for God's provision. I think we overlook it so many times in our lives. God has provided so much for me. At times it is for things I need and other times it is for things I want. He cares very much about us and cares about our well being. Just recently I experienced His provision and it blew me away. I have been wanting a laptop for awhile now. We didn't want to use our regular income to purchase it, so we decided we would use the money from our 4-wheeler sale. The man was late a month with the money, but we thought we would get it before Christmas anyway. As it got closer to Christmas, we saw that probably would not happen. I looked at our budget along with our bank account and tried my best to figure out how I could get that computer. I was being selfish in reality. I was worrying about myself. I kept thinking to myself that I deserve this and it's not fair. I was stressing over this big time. I just stopped, put everything down, and went to take my shower. I was convicted by the Holy Spirit about my selfishness. I repented and told God that He knew that is something I wanted and it would be practical for me, but He also knew when it would happen. I let go of it and started focusing on our shopping trip for our families. I felt so much better and I knew God would provide when He saw fit.
Later that evening we ran out to a few stores to get some shopping done. On the way home my husband handed me the money for my computer and said "Oh yeah here is your Christmas money." I was shocked! I was floored! The man brought the money while we were out shopping and my husband slipped out of the store to get it. When we let go and truly begin to focus on others, I believe God will reward us. God always take care of His children. He delights in us. My husband was blown away too. He really didn't expect the money until the first of the year. We both thanked God for His provision. It was one of those moments where you just felt He loved you so much. Never underestimate the power of God. He wants to do things like this for us so that we will praise His name and that the glory can only go to Him.
I pray you all have a blessed day!!