Thankfulness is contagious and very liberating! How wonderful to stop and think of HIS everyday provisions for us ~ blessings upon blessings! Joining with the Gratitude Community this week with my list of a few of the things HE has recently provided ~ oh how much longer the list could be!!
One thing we seem to ALWAYS need is new shoes!
We are an active family.
The boys play street hockey, we walk/jog at the beach frequently,
there are dog walks and the paper route to do.
Many miles get logged on the runners and they are ready for the garbage when the children are done with them! It has not been unusual for there to be HOLES in the soles (and other parts of the shoe) at the point of their dismissal from this home.
Runners cannot even be passed on from one child to the next ~
consequently, this is where much of our clothing budget goes.
Sunday shoes get passed on.
Sandals get passed on.
Boots get passed on.
But runners, well, they say a picture speaks a thousand words ~
so here are some pictures to explain...
Notice the tread (or lack thereof)?
These were only worn for four months!
The Lord provides.
How wonderful to see this in action!
Over the years HIS provision has come in a variety of forms ~
Second Hand stores.
Well, this past week it came via a sports store
South of the Border that we visited on our shoe-finding mission.
All the necessary sizes were available.
And all the shoes (above) were on sale ~
We were in and out of that store within about 30 minutes.
The LORD not only provided the shoes, but HE did it all in ONE store and in very little time! Time is money (or so the saying goes) and it felt wonderful that the time was well spent. When we got back to the van after our purchases, we prayed and thanked HIM from Whom all blessings flow.
356. Runners and more runners and the money to buy them with!
357. God's provisions the large and the "small"
358. That HE knows how much time we have and that time is precious,
so HE provides in a timely manner ~ never too late, always on time!
359. Knowing that if we don't find what we were looking for,
maybe we didn't need it after all!
360. Resting in the fact that HE knows BEST!
Want to know the reason for the numbering?
Click on this link.
Would you like to share how the Lord has recently provided for you?
It would be a blessing and an encouragement to hear ~
feel free to tell us in the comments! :)