I am continually blown away by God’s hand in my life. Most recently it has been in the continuous way He provides for our every need. Every month bills begin to accumulate, at the beginning I have no idea how I will pay them but by the months end the funds are there. My daily needs and desires are fulfilled also, continuously. A good example is food, we do not visit the local grocery store as much (that is a bit of a luxury) we make things stretch, beans, rice, soups and I bake more with what I have. One does not have to go grocery shopping as much with the right ingredients. I have to say I was getting bored with what we had and we were getting low too. I had been telling God how I wanted whole wheat flour because I wanted to be able to bake a little healthier. A day later He provided a banana box full of non perishable items and it had two bags of whole wheat flour! Wow talk about action. Not to long after that He provided two more boxes of food and now my freezer and pantry are full. Yes siry full of things I would not normally buy myself but isn’t that the beauty of it? Our heavenly father knows how to spice things up. Another example is clothes. Since having the baby I had been moaning to God how non of my clothes fit and it was driving me crazy. One day I said to Him “Lord you said be fruitful and multiply and I did so what about me? don’t I deserve something in return, I mean after all I just had a baby, what more proof do you need of being fruitful?” God is so loving and generous and not long after He provided not one but three large bags full of women’s clothes my size for me to go through and pick out what I wanted. And not only did they fit but they were cute and chick. He did not do that because I deserve that but because He is gracious and so loving a king. Recently I decided I wanted a treadmill, with 4 small children and a husband who works all hours I am not able to get out to walk or run for exercise. You know what? He gave me one. The verse in Matthew comes to mind where God asks ” why do you so worry?” (seriously, why do we?) look at the birds of the air for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” So what is wrong with me? I do that all the time, start to worry about things when I have no business to. In verse 27 he says “Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? ” that makes me laugh. In 28, 29 and 30 He continues on with clothing “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 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, O you of little faith.” yes me of little faith, sorry Lord. The only thing God says to do here is in 33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” My job is to seek God and He will take care of the rest. So ” do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself.” I personally like how verse 34 ends “Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Ahh yes so true, humane nature so gets in the way. I think of my 2 month old, she’ll fuss and I’ll pick her and say “what’s the matter, Why so fussy? I am right here” and that is what the Lord says to me. He is right here by my side.
Someone wrote “where is the snow?” We got very little snow in December and this past week the weather was gorgeous, started to feel like spring with the 45 degree weather.
I have enjoyed the holidays quite nicely. Christmas with us was a quiet event, we read the Christmas story with the kids than they opened a few gifts. That evening we had a special meal than the kids played treasure hunt and found a few more presents!
In early December we found this on our porch
My husband had a secret Santa, how nice.
On new years eve we threw a party and has a few friends and family over, It was such fun, I just wish my family in Honduras could have been there. Maybe next year.