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Friday, March 21, 2008

A Sweet Present

Psalm 126:3
3 The LORD has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.

I already realize when writing this that it may be TMI (to much information)...but here goes.

I was working on something this afternoon in the den and the doorbell rang. I wasn't sure who it was and I still had my pj's on, but I answered it anyway. It was the mail lady. We caught up for a while and I apologized for what a mess I was. She had a package for me and I was so not expecting anything. I tried to jog my mind and it dawned on me that the other day I was surfing on the Proctor and Gamble website for diaper coupons. I came across their free sample for the month which happened to be Always pa*ty liners. Why not I said to myself...they are free? So I signed up for my free sample. Someone might need them when they come to my house or something. As I held the box I noticed that it was heavy. Man, I can't believe how heavy this box is for such a light sample...and they shipped it through Amazon...that's strange. I went in the kitchen and opened the box which contained three parenting books...one of which I had really wanted but I had planned on borrowing, "Shepherding a Child's Heart". Then, in my next air headed moment I thought...I must have won a prize or something and I didn't know it. No! These books were from my friend Sherry. It was so sweet of her and she wouldn't even want anyone to know that they were from her but I saw her address at the top. The funny thing is that I went to Lifeway to buy it after my OB/GYN insisted that I read it. I thought that if he said it I really needed to go get it. Since I am always looking for the best price I thought Lifeway was kind of high on it and that I should wait and see if I could borrow one (I am also a huge nerd and love to read and my bookshelves were a bit too full even after getting rid of all the ones I no longer wanted to keep). I seriously heard in my Spirit the call to wait on the Lord while I was standing in Lifeway (I even told Rod that I was just going to wait and get it). I was so humbled today when I opened that package and saw these books and thought about how the Lord really does care about the little desires of our hearts. The Lord wanted me to have these books and He sent them to me through a friend (who is a very busy mom of 3 and she took the time and resources to be used of God). I began to think about all of the times I rush out to meet a need that maybe the Lord wants to meet for me. He wants me to have wisdom in my parenting, especially when I feel like such and idiot sometimes and wonder if I am doing OK. And He was giving me some resources to help me along. Thank You Lord...You truly are Jehovah Jireh, my provider.

Psalm 130:5
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I put my hope.

11 comments:

Emily said...

That's awesome:)God is so sweet. I have heard that book is great, I had forgotten about it until today. You'll have to let us know how it is! Another book I heard was really good is Romancing Your Child's Heart (author??) I think that one has a study that goes with it too. Enjoy your books!

Sherry said...

Jenny, Jesus and I just love you so much! I canNOT wait to hear what you are learning!!! I am so excited! That may be a little selfish, but you are such an incredible teacher, I cannot wait to hear the Word of the Lord from you on this one!

Oh and PS we are all idiots when it comes to the kids! You'll be floored with how much wisdom God provides for us. Thank you Jesus!

willblogforshoes said...

What a sweet surprise!

pinkmommy said...

Wow! I love these types of stories!

HisTreasuredPossession said...

so so true! Thank you for sharing how the Lord provided for you. I am always encouraged when people testify about His working. Even when I don't see it, it's good to know He's Always (he he, sorry, it couldn't be helped!) there! =) Happy Blessed Easter to you and your family.

Susan said...

I love this. God does care about the little things and he does take care of them for us. What a great testimony about waiting on the Lord.

NYC said...

Oh, how I have missed being able to read your blog as well as write in mine. Work and school have been crazy lately! But what a treat to read about your wonderful surprise!

Have a happy and blessed Easter!

wornoutwoman said...

Yay God. That's so amazing and humbling isn't it? I am so glad He used your friend to provide for you what you wanted...in His timing. Amen! I am so glad I found your blog! Speaking of TMI...you should read my latest post. I think that's a little TMI.
God bless my friend and Happy Easter!

Charity said...

I just love how the Lord can surprise us and provide for us when we least expect it! He is just so thoughtful! :)

I will have to check that book out!

Hope y'all have a fun Easter weekend!

Mari said...

What a neat thing to happen! I love when God works think out like that.
Thanks for stopping over at my blog. I've enjoyed yours!

StaceyStace said...

That's great! I love "Shepherding a Child's Heart". It is one that I read back through every once in a while because I always need a refresher course.