Father, I praise You for being able to provide for us everything we need throughout our lives. Whether it is a physical need (health, safety, financially, nourishment), or spiritually (becoming more like Christ in holiness), You will always provide for us. I pray that my children will be very aware of Your presence working in their lives. May they know that it is You who are working in them, providing for them, and guiding their lives. May they become more like Christ in their words and thoughts. I pray they will abound in every good work, giving You the glory for all they accomplish.
Our Father is more than able to meet every need that we have. His resources are endless. Today let’s praise Him for being fully ABLE. His knowledge of our circumstances far exceeds our limited perspective. Trust in Him for His timing and ways.
Sometimes things are not as they seem. Like a broken car for instance. This weekend my car stopped working. The timing was absolutely perfect, if that can be a thing with a car that does not run. I looked back at the recent trips I had made and thought of the number of places I could have been stranded. Anywhere but my garage would not have been ideal. But through the grace of God my car was parked in my garage when it decided not to start. I am so grateful for that. I am also thankful for my dad living so close to us who has AAA towing. Since the battery was so far gone, it had to be towed. Oh, and our wonderful neighbors who just happen to own a Motorsports company jumped in to connect us with their mechanic. Hurray for awesome neighbors! We trust their guys completely, so there was no worry about it being in good hands. As it turned out, it was not just the battery. You see, if my car hadn’t had a problem that required it to be looked at this weekend, we would not have known about the engine overheating problem that was imminent. Yep. That could have been a much bigger problem. So a thing like a car that won’t start when I am on my way to get food for my hungry teen isn’t such a horrible thing after all. I made this cute wood tag to remind us to Count Our Blessings in every circumstance. Because you just never know what you are being protected from.