The past few weeks I have been wishing Micah had some easy-slip on sandals.
Today as I got the kids ready to go outside again I was reminded of how he could use some sandals. I was careful to not say my thoughts out loud in front of him or my other children because we really have all we have need of here in America.
About 3 minutes after I sent Micah out to the back yard to play, he runs inside the kitchen where I am finishing cleaning up breakfast and doing dishes. With a big smile and a look of excitement, my little 3-year-old boy comes racing around the corner almost dropping the “like new” croc sandals he’s hugging in his arms.
“Where did you find those shoes?” I asked.
He happily replied, “Cindee (his older sister) found them under the deck!”
“Let’s try them on,” I said as I took the bright blue crocs out of his little arms and knelt down at his feet. I thought, “I sure hope these fit him, he’ll be sad if they don’t.“
I slipped on one shoe, He squealed “They fit Mom, yes they do fit Mom! “
They were the his perfect size.
Rob and I don’t remember purchasing them. I could have and just not remember, but having them show up at that exact moment was definitely a God wink.
God is personal! God really does care about us and our own little lives. He cares about the small things. Our small things.
Just a thought, when we go to the stores and malls and buy buy buy anything and everything we want, it makes it hard to give God a chance to do these kinds of small miracles in our lives.
These “God winks” absolutely increase our faith and the faith in our children.
This is a testimony to me. My children can look back and this remember for years.
I hope to encourage someone today.
Matthew 6:8…” Your Father knows what you have need of before you ask.”
Don’t get me wrong. Sometimes my kids and I, yes even me, (cringe face) are ungrateful. Impatient. Frustrated. Irritated.
My kids throw the biggest tantrums because their Ol’ Momma won’t give them thirds on ice cream, won’t let them play with scissors, won’t give them candy for breakfast, or let them have screen time all day!
One night I awoke with worship on my heart. I spent 30 minutes in the wee hours of the night on my knees in my living room telling Jesus how good and wonderful He is.
I started praying for my children. God, help Micah go in the potty, he just forgets when he’s playing or he doesn’t want to take the time to actually just go.
I said, “He just doesn’t get it.” To which the Lord replied, “Neither do you.”
I throw fits too. Some days I just need a friend to sit down, chat with, share some things on my heart over coffee, but instead, I’m surrounded with toddlers all day.
When I’m tired of cleaning the kitchen and sweeping the floor, but still tomorrow comes and I have to do it all over again. There is no end in sight.
Some days, I just don’t get it. I am reminded, thank you, God, I have a kitchen. I have food to cook. I have healthy children to clean up after. I have dishes to put in the dishwasher. I have a husband that comes home from work. Thanks for supplying our need, Jesus.
We need His grace. We need His help. We need His mercy.
Because of the Lord ’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
So you see, we are ALL a work in progress. We will continue to be until we reach our heavenly home.
Until then, be on the look out for God winks in your life. Share a story of your own God wink in the comments. I’d love to hear about it!
Thanks for reading.