1 Timothy 6:17 says that God richly provides everything for our enjoyment. This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. God did just that for my friend and I this past weekend.
In our area we all love our football and especially the Vols. It is so hard to get tickets to the game even when we are having a bad season. As in this season. It is especially hard to get tickets when we play another SEC team. Thursday evening my friend called me and told me we had tickets to the game. Friends of hers offered her two of their season tickets to the game. If that wasn't exciting enough for us, the seats were on the lower half of the stadium. Given the size of the stadium that was a huge blessing. So, we got to see Bama beat the stuffing out of the Vols. lol Even though we lost we had so much fun!
It was the first loss I have seen while watching in the stadium over the last 14 years. :( This isn't so much about the football as it is that God granted a desire of mine to watch the Vols play Bama in Neyland stadium. I have had this dream for over 20 years. Only God could have richly provided this for us!!
I know someone may read this and care nothing about football or you may think I need to get bigger desires or dreams. lol Trust me, I have bigger things I am praying about but it was such a delight from God and I wanted to give God some praise right on my blog.
Yesterday at church, we had a great discussion in Sunday school class as we ended our study in Jonah. Then during the worship hour, our pastor continued preaching a new sermon series on Praising God. We got to praise Him for specific things out loud during his sermon. I loved listening to other people praising God, one woman in particular gave praise to God for His provision for her mother. A year ago her mom came home from work and found that her house had burned down while her husband was inside and in one day she lost her husband and her home and all their belongings. They had been married for 47 years!
She went on to share with us all the ways God provided for her mom during this time and how God still provides for her mom today!
I have seen God provide for my two sons and myself over these last 13 years since our divorce in ways that I cannot count. Bills paid for, groceries provided for, healed of cancer, healed from a broken heart. Just to name a few. In between these hard times God also provided so many little things (really big things to me) that I never would have dreamed God would give me and my boys.
He cares about every part of our lives. Even if we want to go to a football game , God provides. When we need finances, God provides. When we need healing, God provides. A friend, a car, a job, a home. God provides! Protection, a vacation, Christmas for your children, God provides.
I have seen it so many times in my walk with Him and God has never ever forsaken me and he will not forsake or forget you. Someone reading this needs to know, God has not forgotten you! Trust Him.
May God bless you with a wonderful week!