Thursday, March 17, 2011

He always provides

I am so glad I have a different mindset than I did a couple of years ago.  The things that I've learned and hopefully can retain have helped so much!  A week or so ago, slab leak number two happened.  Today it is supposed to be fixed.  Yeah, it has been an inconvenience, but thankfully, it has been minor.  The amazing thing is that God already provided the money to get it fixed.  Would I have liked to keep that "extra" money in savings?  Of course, but my mindset now is that it is only money and if that is the worst thing in my life this year, I'm all for it! :)  If you ever doubted that God is faithful and doesn't always provide for His children, I'm living proof that He does.  He always knows exactly what I need and when I need it.  I love that about Him!  It just makes me smile to be His child and know that He is my Provider!

P.S. He also provided people who can take out cabinets!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Seek Him first

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek His face always.  I Chronicles 16:11

I read a mini devotional this morning. It said this, (written as if God were speaking)
Save your best striving for seeking My face.  I am constantly communicating with you.  To find Me and hear My voice, you must seek Me above all else.  Anything that you desire more than Me becomes an idol.  When you are determined to get your own way, you blot Me out of your consciousness.  Instead of single-mindedly pursuing some goal, talk with Me about it.  Let the Light of My Presence shine on this pursuit, so that you can see it from My perspective.  If the goal fits into My plans for you, I will help you reach it.  If it is contrary to My will for you, I will gradually change the desire of your heart.  Seek Me first and foremost; then the rest of your life will fall into place, piece by piece. 

Ouch! I am notorious for trying to handle things on my own.  I will try to figure out how to handle something myself before first praying about it.  I need to be better at seeking Him first in everything!  His ways are always the best anyway.