My title to this post was going to be God shows up, even in the little things. I typed the words into the title box and read them back and paused and thought that is not right. I was struggling with the God shows up part. I have often used this phrase and God showed up and the good thing happened but that is not entirely correct, you see God dose not just show up, He is always there I think it is just that we are failing to recognise Him. So I hit the delete button and went with even in the little things.
As we are journeying through our time here I can feel Gods presence with me more than I have ever experienced before. This may be because I am closer to His will at this time in my life, it may be because I am becoming more aware of His presence, my desire is greater, my need is stronger I just don’t know. My child like faith reminds me not to ponder over such things but to soak up His presence and lean in for more.
Setting up a new home and a new life (even if it is just for a short time) in another country takes a lot of organising, time and money. It has left me feeling weary and worried. I am finding that God is meeting me in my needs, even in the things that seem small and insignificant, He is taking care of them.
For instance, He lead us to somebody who had a car that they were selling. It was the perfect price for us and the perfect size for our family while we are here, in fact it is the nicest car I have even owned! My years of driving my not so pretty but oh so reliable car back home in Australia has payed off. Even in the little things, He provides.
There is an abundance of loving and generous people here in the Bethel Church community. Some of those people have generously given us furniture and toys for the children. Even in the little things, He provided (or provided someone) and shows that He cares.
I was struggling with making a big purchase, it was expensive (to me) but it was something that we needed. Greg made the executive decision for me and we purchased the item and then discovered that we could receive a cash back voucher. For Williams school work we need magazines. I do not have any at hand so we have just been improvising and doing with out. I purchased something from Walmart the other day and I did not realise at the time but it came with a years free subscription to a magazine. I even got 40% off at the craft store yesterday in an unadvertised sale! Even in the little things, He provided, He shows that He cares and I feel very honored that He would remember me and my little struggles.