I have to praise God because I feel so overwhelmed by his love towards me. He cares for even the insignificant nesting prayers of a pregnant woman. I was praying for/searching for a double jogging stroller on Craigslist. My brother just called me today wondering if I could use his double stroller since Sammy won't ride in it anymore. I will give him the single one he lent me which will be easier to run with having just Ben. I didn't even know he had a double! We've been given a regular double which will be great for around stores and such as well as a rear facing car seat from 5pounds and up. I feel we are so much more prepared and we still have 3 months. The swing set and now jogger. So now my list is dwindling down to a packnplay and an ikea chair that bounces. Lord thank you for providing for all our needs and even a lot of our wants! We love you! <3
I started praying about a month ago for a swing set, started watching craigslist and asking God for one. Well, I am happy to report that we were given one just last week for FREE, just in time to fix up for Dassa's birthday!! She already has been enjoying the slide and once we replace a few bolts we can hook up some swings. AND the one we got my mom said she saw at am's club for over a grand new - so i feel so blessed. Not only does God answer prayers about the big things, but also the little things for our children. So now I have a safe, fenced backyard and a swing set so life this summer should be sweet and easier on me even with the addition of a new little one. So, I guess he really answered a moms prayer! Thank you God for being a God of Details!
So, the Holy Spirit nudged me awake last night with spinning thoughts. I tried to go back to sleep but I knew he wasn't going to allow me to sleep until I wrote down what he was placing on my heart. I had prayed the day previous that the spirit would reign and direct me more or rather help me be more sensitive to his direction. I didn't think I would get the call in the wee hours of the morning, but I am not complaining. I am grateful! So, I stopped arguing with the Spirit and got up. That night we had spoken on purity in life among many things at our young adult group and now He woke me up wanting me to put down my testimony on the topic. So, I sat at the kitchen table and wrote as he overwhelmed me with his love, mercy, redemption and protection. I felt better after being obedient and was able to go back to sleep. Then, this following morning I sat down to read a Max Lucado childrens book to Dassa and half way through I had tears running down my face as God spoke to me again of His love for me. So, that inspired me to pick up Experiencing God book that I had let lie for a few days and was rewarded again with feeling the Holy Spirit pointing out areas in my life he was shaping. Love when God gets my attention in such a personal way. May I continue to be sensitive to his presence and direction!