Its Show and Tell time and I really did not have anything to show! We have just been busy enjoying the summer. I posted this post earlier in the week but felt it might bless a few of you. Our lives are so full of being moms, teachers, wives, and many many other things.Sharing a bit of our personal walk is humbling.
I just wanted to share what the Lord is doing in and through our lives. Last week I was battle weary. The Lord always provides our every need but I was just weary and the needs seemed like such a huge mountian. My husband needed to go to the doctor. Cost:$200.00. Anyway I shared with our bible study group that I just needed prayer for encouragement. We are short each month a 1500.00. You read that correctly. It has to do with disability, insurance and so much more. But the Lord has faithfully provided for our needs and that lack for the past two years in ways you cannot imagin. So asking for encouragment in the battle was not just about a wee bit of cash but courage and strength to keep trusting and giving all the glory to God. The Ladies prayed. We also ask for favor from the doctors and that the doctors find a reason for all his pain. ( he has had both hips replaced and should no longer experience so much pain )
As I left that evening someone handed me a check for the amount of the doctors visit. I don't know this person well and know the Lord spoke through her. When my husband came home from the doctors appointment he showed me a script...12 FREE Physical Therapy appointments! The xrays were free and they are trying to lower the cost of the visit as well. I call that Favor and Encouragement!
About three months ago I fell and damaged my ring finger. Had to take off my wedding rings. ( first time in 29 years!) The joint is now enlarged and I now cannot put the rings back on. I looked into getting the rings resized and fixed. ( they are very worn) The price was too steep.
Last week I was lamenting to the Lord about my rings. After all I missed them! Okay I was whinning to the Lord. Could He please provide the means for me to get the rings fixed? You see I am dyslexic and have problems telling left from right. I am used to using my ring to help me navigate. I also missed the symbol of our marriage. Friday we had cell group at our home. One of the ladies whom I am just getting to know came up to me and said " I don't know why, but the Lord impressed on me that I was to give you these rings." Now you know I jumped up and down on the inside! She continued on to tell me her side of the story. God was using her to bless me with a non-need. She was being blessed by obedience to the Lord. She did not know my saga of the rings.
I also had another answer to prayer this week. I needed a means to buy a few things for school in the fall and music lessons. I was offered a high paying part time job that will do just that!
So I learned alot this week! I know my Father takes care of my needs. Its okay to be weary and cry out to the Lord. And because He loves me He listens to me whine too. He cares about the details.