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Tennis Shoes & Capris

15 Jul

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19


Three of my friends and I decided to take advantage of “25% off Mondays” at the Valley Thrift Store.  Each of us had a shopping list.  The items on my list were unique and individual, with specific sizes and colors.  I chuckled on our drive over to Fairfield as I told the girls that our other friend Chrissy, who couldn’t come with us, was joining me in prayer to find the items that I needed.  How wonderful it was to find the first answer to our prayers sitting right there waiting for me on the shoe rack just moments after arriving at the store.

Easy Spirit tennis shoes for work           Size 7               $7.99 – 25% discount

With the sneakers in my cart and a smile in my heart, I called Chrissy and we rejoiced together on the phone.  Further investigating took me to the long rack of capri style pants, where I piled my cart with several brands, colors, and prices.  After narrowing down to a few choice selections, I was able to check mark two more items from my list, including 3 additional unexpected buys.

Banana Republic, navy blue capris                    $4.99 – 25% discount
Banana Republic, black capris                           $5.99 – 25% discount

Needless to say, I went home excited and freshly reminded that God cares about even the small things of life.  I bought 9 very nice items and paid a total of $37.00 for them all. 

Just like me, I’m sure there are some rather large issues in your life.  Whether they are health concerns, uncertain plans for the future, work instability, relationship struggles, God knows.   I’m grateful for the simple fact that God shopped along with me as I walked down the long aisles of Valley Thrift the other day.  The God who loves me enough to hand pick items that I need and smile along with me as I place them into my cart, is the same God who longs for me to trust Him with the bigger and even more serious things of life. 

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6


Won’t you join me today as we walk down the aisles of our lives, seeking Him and His righteousness first, and knowing with confidence that God will supply each and every need, according to His riches in Christ Jesus?

 “And why do you worry about clothes?
See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow
is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, `What shall we eat?’ or
`What shall we drink?’ or
`What shall we wear?
For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father
knows that you need them.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:28-33


Until next time,