My daughter got me this awesome picture for Christmas…
Did you see what it said? Yep, she bought it because it said, “She was learning to trust the abundance.” I love it and I am!
Yesterday, I got so excited about a couple really small things: a chicken sandwich and this…
Yes, I know. You’re probably saying (under your breath) that I need to get a life. So let me explain.
There’s something about trusting abundance. There is a freedom that comes in giving away without worrying where the next portion will come from. I am learning that the better I can ‘turn’ what comes through my home or my hands, the better God’s economy works.
On my lunch hour I needed to run an errand. I really didn’t have time to have lunch but I drove through quickly to get a chicken sandwich on my way back to the office. To my surprise, they asked me if I wanted the free one, because, after all, “today is buy one get one free!” I had no idea! So then I got a bit giddy and filled with adreneline trying to figure out who I get to give this extra sandwich to. My eyes scan the sidewalks and the bus stops on my way back to work, but I see no candidates. I’m asking myself why this extra feels like gold. I decide to just drop by our church and give it to somebody there. I am out of my car headed to the church entrance when a man walks hurriedly out of the church. He helps with our Youth and is also employed by one of our local colleges. I asked him if he wanted the sandwich. Without hesitation he takes the bag and offers up a “Praise the Lord” to the heavens! He was hungry and grateful. Awesome. There is an incredible feeling that comes over you when you realize something got exactly where it needs to be.
Later that evening, I was at Bible study when a friend walked in with 6 ziploc containers just for me. I was so excited! Everybody laughed at how little it takes to please me. I laugh too. They just don’t know that just the night before, I had an abundance of food to share with 8 incredible young adults. The only problem… I used every bit of Gladware, Tupperware, plasticware and repurposed storage containers that I had! I was digging around for anything else to send home meats, beans, rice, queso, lettuce, cheese and desserts for them in and finally started using plastic storage bags. So, honestly, the timing of receiving these six plastic containers was absolutely perfect. In giving away every piece I had, God already had a plan to restock my supply.
Ok, so it’s chicken sandwiches and plastic containers, not silver and gold. Sometimes I feel silly that my faith is encouraged by such seemingly mundane things. Quite honestly, though, it felt like silver and gold. God’s provisions always do. They are always just right. It’s just that sometimes I recognize it and sometimes I don’t. I want to have eyes and a heart to truly see the abundance at all times. On days like yesterday, I am just excited when I do.
Trusting His Abundance,