I have to praise God. I feel so overwhelmed by his love towards me. He cares for even the insignificant, nesting prayers of a pregnant woman.
I was praying/searching for a double jogging stroller on Craigslist in preparation for baby sister's arrival. and my brother just called me today wondering if I could use his double stroller. I will give him back the single one he lent me. It will be easier for him to run with just my younger nephew, now that his older brother rides his bike. I didn't even know they had a double stroller!
We had been given a regular double which will be great for around stores since the chairs are not side-by-side. We were also given a rear-facing car seat from 5pounds and up. I feel we are so much more prepared and we still have 3 months until she arrives. The swing set and now a jogger. My wish list has dwindled down to a pack-n-play 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 prayed about a month ago for a swing set. I started watching Craigslist and asking God to provide 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-Beanie's birthday!!
She already has been enjoying the slide and once we replace a few bolts we can hook up some swings. The one we got, my mom said she saw at Sam's club for over a grand brand new. I feel so blessed that God answered this prayer for our daughter.
Not only does God answer prayers about the big things, but also the little things for our children. Now we have a safe, fenced backyard and a swingset. Life this summer should be sweet and easier on me, even with the addition of a new little one.
God really answered this mom's prayer! Thank you, God for being a God of Details!
The Holy Spirit nudged me awake last night with spinning thoughts. I tried to ignore Him and go back to sleep, but it didn't take long to figure out He wasn't going to allow me to sleep until I wrote down what He was putting on my heart.
I had prayed the previous day that the Spirit would reign and help me be more sensitive to His direction. Be careful what you pray for! I didn't think I would get the call in the wee hours of the morning, but I am not complaining...much. I finally stopped arguing with the Spirit and got up. I am grateful, now that I'm awake!
Last night, we had discussed purity in life, among many things, at our young adult group and now, God woke me up wanting me to put down my testimony on that topic.
I sat at the kitchen table and wrote as he overwhelmed me with love, mercy, redemption, and protection. I was able to get back to sleep after obediently writing. Then this morning, I sat down to read one of Max Lucado's children's books to Dassa-Beanie. Halfway through, I had tears running down my face as God spoke again of His love for me. That inspired me to pick up the Experiencing God book that I had let lie for a few days. I have been rewarded again with feeling the Holy Spirit pointing out areas in my life he was shaping. God often speaks to me through books.
I love when God gets my attention in such personal ways. May I continue to be sensitive to His presence and direction!
My Current Mantra
Walk humbly with God and do the work at your hands....