Monday, October 1, 2012

Humbled

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I've been pretty humbled today.  Humbled through God's blessing and humbled by lack of faith.  I forgot that the God who provides for the birds of the field will also provide for us.

I had posted last night about our food challenge and though I was rallying and trying to figure out what I could come up with for the next two weeks, I was concerned.  Unlike the last challenge, our cupboards were pretty bare this time.  I had a roast but that was all the meat and were out of many things that I could use as fillers.

I held it together pretty well most of the day, but this afternoon I went next door to the church to set up a prayer area for our day of prayer tomorrow.  As I was talking to Dan I had a first class melt-down.  It wasn't pretty. I carried on about how hard it is to have no money, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!!! I'll spare you the rest of my bratty behavior. 

Dan & I came back up to the house and I was talking to him about something when I saw a bag of oranges sitting on top of my chest freezer. I said, "You bought oranges?" He told me he hadn't bought them and then it registered that I was also looking at a basket full of apples sitting next to them.

I asked Emily where they came from and she came over with a huge smile on her face and said, "Look!" She opened the fridge and it was chock full of groceries - meat, fruit, veggies, butter, cream cheese, cheese. The cupboards were full of pasta, coffee, canned goods, etc.

While I was having a hissy fit next door in the church, a friend had stopped by with enough groceries to last us about 3 weeks! The cool thing was that every single thing that I was short on or that was depleted (such as sugar, cheese, olive oil, and pasta), she had bought. 

God used her to bless us, but he also guided her in the store because she bought things we needed without knowing it.  God is good - despite my lack of faith sometimes!  I am thankful and I am humbled.