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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Even in the small things...

Ever since Jer and I had a major discussion about our finances, credit cards, and I cut myself off of pretty much all spending, I've had to give everything to God. Trust that he'll provide for EVERYTHING! I realized that I had been trusting for needs, but not wants (not even all the needs). That's a big one. We assume that just because we want something we shouldn't ask God to provide for it. I think that's a bunch of baloney!

Case in point...I wanted flowers, shrubs and a small vegetable garden. I have a yard now and I wanted to landscape. So I told that to my Heavenly Father. "We don't have extra money for this, but I trust that you know all our desires and can make a way for this!"

This weekend was our anniversary and Mother's Day. Low and behold, everyone got me flowers, shrubs and gift certificates for greenhouses. Need I say more? So now I have most of the things I WANTED for our yard. I still want some nice stones to build up a raised vegetable garden and a couple trees for the back, but I'm not too worried. I've offered it up to God and now I'm just waiting. He will provide.

13 comments:

Dedee said...

Thanks for the reminder. I have had a tough time with that lately as well and I'm working on reminding myself that if God doesn't provide it, then perhaps I don't need it. Good luck on your garden!

I finally did your meme.

btw, that a beautiful picture of you and your girls.

it's me, Val said...

How amazing of everyone. Enjoy those plants and post pictures when you have them planted! I love gardening and love seeing others enjoy it also :)

ValleyGirl said...

I'm your neighbour Andrea's cousin/sister-in-law and every now and again, I read your blog because I know you're neighbours and friends. I just read your 101 things in 1001 days and I think that's an awesome idea. It'll take me a while to think of that many things (I think -- you never know once I get started), but I'm going to give it a try. Nice to 'meet' you!!

Jen said...

lovely plants
if i were you id make it known that my birthday was coming up and suggest they buy if they want to get you anything a tree or some more plants
the other thing i have heard works is to take cuttings from friends gardens etc and before you know it you will find you have a beautiful garden
I pray that God blesses you heaps from His wonderful creation of nature

Jenene said...

I can't wait to see all the beautiful things you're going to grow. Oh, and you know that prayer I prayed about you getting your stones for your garden? I'm trying to remember to take my own advice for things in my life. :D God just loves us so much, doesn't He?

Ruth said...

ahhhh
i love ya erin. shalom friend.

Louise said...

GOD IS SO GOOD!!
What a great reminder to always trust that our Lord will provide...thanks I can always use a good kick in the butt!!
Love you!
Have a great time at the parenting class!

svea said...

awesome ! God does love to bless us. You are loved =)

Andrea said...

Cool post! I can't wait to see the view from my windows.

Nadine said...

How lovely that the Lord provided. I pray you'll get your stones now.

Happy Anniversary by the way.

Alexis Jacobs said...

That is awesome! I can't wait to see pictures of the completed projects :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversay, a little late but still delivered with love.
This was such an important message. We should place all our cares, wants and needs, good and bad, with Our Lord. I loved that you saw this as a blessing. He always provides.
xo cheeky

lil ole' me..... said...

Isn't that amazing? He really does provide all of our hearts desires, doesn't he? What an inspiring story!
I'm glad you got exactly what you wanted for Mother's Day! :)

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