We're halfway through our no spend challenge for the month. There is something wonderful that happens when you know that you could have something, but you are willing to wait for ir or at least willing to admit that you really don't need it. Suddenly, what you already have becomes sufficient. Then slowly your eyes are opened to God's provision and there is renewed joy in knowing that your daily bread is perfect for your daily needs. Even the opportunity for extra work is a gift.
Sean and I have learned this lesson again and again throughout our marriage. We are excited for our children to learn it, too. Earlier this week the girls were wanting to go shopping for some Spring clothes, particularly for some church attire and hair accessories. A few days later Sean walked in with a bag full of things from a student's family. What was inside? The exact items that the girls had desired. No, I don't believe God is Santa Clause hearing our wishes and granting them because we are somehow good. But he is a loving Father who delights to be glorified in our lives, even if it's through a few hoodies and a headband.
How have you known God's provision for your family this week? Please share.