"You have made know to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." ~Psalm 16:11
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
God is in everything......
I am all about looking for God in everything these days. I find it so refreshing to walk through life this way. You could almost go as far as to say that I am addicted to God! I just can't get enough of Him touching my life! Yesterday, I was full of joy and had a chance to chat with a friend on the phone for awhile. It was a very uplifting and encouraging conversation and we both were so blessed to steal away some time to chat. Next thing you know time had flown by so much and I had to bolt out the door without feeding the kids any lunch. I just thought, oh well, we'll just have do fast food. So, I took a survey of where the kids wanted to go, and found out everyone had different preferences. I thought I will just get going and see what comes across our path. Nothing ever did, so I drove a bit further and found a pizza shop. Meanwhile, I had those thoughts creeping in, like if only you were more prepared this wouldn't have happened and other such condemning thoughts, with truth laced in, but I chose to ignore them. After all there is no condemnation right! I just decided my phone call was meaningful enough to have this inconvenience happen. Anyway, back to the pizza. I went in to the shop and placed my order only to dig through my purse and realize Keith had my credit card and the checkbook and I had no cash. Uh oh. I found an old credit card, which I was pretty sure was a dead card but I handed it over anyway, sort of hoping it would work. Nope, declined. I told the woman I was very sorry but I would have to cancel my order. She said, "Don't worry about it, just call me later with your card, I trust you." I stood there momentarily stunned. Was she for real! People are just not that nice these days. She reassured me it was okay and handed me my food and said "Don't worry about it." I thanked her profusely, and practically ran out the door as tickled as could be. Wow, God you did it again, you met my need. Did I mention how hungry the boys were? And we would be out for hours at a park and would have had to totally mooch off of others. It's not like it was a huge deal or anything, but I still regard this as God looking out for me. I also felt like he was reassuring me that I don't need to worry about things, He WILL take care of me and He certainly does not want me to feel one bit condemned. I just love looking for God in all things. He really is in everything, if we just open our hearts minds and eyes and look, we will surely see Him. Even in the seemingly small ways, He really is there!!
"Ask and it will be given to you,.......how, much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:7-11)