Sunday, May 12, 2013

~ Provision ~


Philippians 4:19

19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

I write often about the varied ways that you can save or stretch a dollar . I write about  repurposing , reusing  and  recycling items with the idea of not just "going green" , but also the help us all realize ways that we can use and reuse what has been provided for us . Here I wrote about repurposing beauty products in a way that perhaps they weren't originally created . In This Post ,  I wrote about turning my Christmas wreath into a Valentines wreath and here I shared how you can earn money when you spend money (the kind of recycling we can all support) .

Coupon Care Package - It has become one of my favorite
ways to send some love to some of my favorite college students ,
first time on their own friends , and other coupon crazy friends .

This is the inside of a shipping box . I flipped it inside out
to turn it into a fun place to hold my Christmas Cards while I
prepared them for mailing and then used it to mail a gift .

 Christmas Wreath turned Valentines Wreath

Well the last month I was struggling to find a way to save a buck on a new cell phone . My contract was up and my cell was on it's way to heaven . It was so on its way to earning wings that I had to get a temporary phone number that went to my e-mail for communicating . I wasn't sure how long it would be until I found a new phone I could afford . I'm not one that is willing to spend several hundred dollars just to get a new hi-tech mobile . Doing my best to keep my cell alive as long as I could I headed to a cell store to discuss my current situation . I left the house that day trusting that the Lord already knew my needs and that if I ended the day with out a new phone that at least I had a temporary number for emergencies . I decided to have a nice day with it and stopped on the way to use one of my free drink coupons at Sonic . Nothing makes a day brighter like a free Route 44 from Sonic and it lasts the entire day !! So, starting the day with a freebie also made me hopeful that a discounted phone could be headed my way .

I ended up ending my day with a free iphone , my already discussed free bevi and three opportunities to give my resume to different companies . Totally unexpected and totally the pick me up I needed that day . Even if nothing comes from the resume situation I needed some unexpected proof that God is still keeping an eye out for me . When I got home all I could think of was how grateful I was for my free phone , free beverage and professional encouragement . I just kept saying "I'm so grateful".

I think that even if I had "gazillions" of dollars I would be a couponing , deal making , and a bargain shopper . I am grateful that in times of financial, professional , emotional , etc.  stress  the Lord cares for our every little need .

How has the Lord surprised you lately with His provision ?

Matthew 6:31-32

31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all

John 21:6

He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.

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