Well, at least what appears to be our new normal.
As I write this post, it is snowing outside. It is beautiful. I think of manna everytime it snows. Is this what it looked like to see God's provision literally falling from the sky??? I don't know, but I kinda feel like it did.
Outside as I write this post!
His provision DOES still fall from the sky.
His provision is all around me.
His provision is in our bank account, it is on our table and in our pantry.
His provision is an unhappy child throwing a fit teaching me and them that His grace is sufficient and in our weaknesses, He is strong.
His provision is a happy child saying, "thank you!"
His provision is in His word reminding me, correcting me, and leading me.
His provision comes in all forms, in all shapes, in all different ways.
The very name manna means, "what is it?" The Israelites didn't see the beauty of God's provision falling out over them. They didn't recognize it. Instead, they chose to focus on what they didn't have. They murmured and complained.
Do you do this?? I know I do sometimes and I hate it. I don't want to not know what His provision looks like. I don't want to put my God's provision in some sort of box... what I think it should be or should not be, what it should look like. I want to know it when I see it and I want to name it as such... His provision and His grace pouring and falling out all over me.
Lord, help me to stop questioning your provision Lord. Help me to see You in all the ways that You love me, in all the ways that You provide and how Your grace falls out over me.
1149. "Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart..." (Colossians 3:15)
1150. that God is faithful once again to encourage me and confirm His calling for our family to homeschool.
1151. that the kids I want to raise are beyond my ability, but not God's.
1152. worship... when I have no words left
1153. like minded women and families
1155. my kids and their different personalites - evidence of God's creative handiwork
1156. wrestling time with Daddy - I don't know about your kids, but my kids HAVE to have this or things just aren't quite right!!
1158. God's grace that allows me to laugh with my children.
1159. speaking truth to myself
1160. God's singing over me.
1161. Brent at home with our children while I am gone on a retreat - the gift of having him as the father of my children is something words can not describe!
1162. Brent's desire and pursuit to raise children and build our home on God's Word.
1164. that God's yoke is easy and His burden is light
1165. older women encouraging the younger moms at the The Homeschool Winter Summitt
1166. late, late, late night with friends in a hotel. whoo hoo!
1167. abhorring evil and clinging to good
1168. truth spoken and captives being set free
1170. Roxanne Parks (speaker at The Homeschool Winter Summitt)
1171. Susan Chrisman - speaker
1172. Peggy Hoshall - speaker
1173. finishing uploading our pictures for our co-op's yearbook
1174. a friend doing the yearbook.
1175. neighbors and playing outside
1176. Isaiah continually getting better and better.
1177. feeling refreshed in my Spirit
1178. fried eggplant
1180. leftovers in the freezer
1182. dishes done
1183. finding Joshua and Abigail laying on the couch together.
1184. the time right before Brent comes home - the anticipation in all of our hearts
1185. Daddy taking Joshua and Abigail to their first dental appt.
1186. no fear in the kids about going to the dentist
1187. staying home with my Isaiah
1188. Snot kisses and loving them
1189. getting to post again on my blog
1190. Abigail's tender heart and love for Isaiah.
1191. Joshua taking my head and holding it in his.
1192. going to the dr with Isaiah - he gained a whole pound in just one month of our GF diet!!
1193. Abigail's curls in her face as she reads
1194. Isaiah's rosy red cheeks
1195. Joshua setting the table all by himself without being asked."
1196. finally finding a marker I had been looking for and Abigail saying, "Praise God!_
1197. laying in bed with Joshua and talking before bedtime
1198. our heater breaking - having a place to go to for a few days
1199. the kids excited about staying with Pappy and Grammy
1200. being there and not leaving - a chance for Isaiah to warm up at their house
1201. our heater being fixed
1202. Isaiah doing better at BSF.
1203. finishing up the Human Body in our science both at home and at co-op
1204. a human body part party
my pineapple brain
1205. Teaching Genesis 2:7 to our co-op. God forming man, this complex system... everything we have learned about... from dirt!!!
1206. having my Chicken Enchilada Soup on a wet, rainy day
1207. coffee in the a.m.
1208. a coffee maker with an alarm clock so it will be ready when my feet hit the floor
1209. seeing my faults in my frustration with another person
1210. a new friend(s) coming over for a playdate
1211. getting the laundry caught up
1212. two lil girls (not saying names, nope, I wouldn't dare. But, I will say this... one has very curly hair!) stuffing Chex down our bathroom sink - getting a new sink faucet because of it!!
1213. Brent getting lots of things fixed around the house.
1214. having Mommy/Abigail time and baking tons of GF cookies while the boys went to the "boy store", also known as Lowes.
1215. that God is faithful even in my doubting and meets me right where I am. ALWAYS.
1216. that my "burdens" are His to carry
1217. Joshua laying the bed with Brent and me early in the morning.
1218. a fun, fun, fun Valentine Party at our house.