Tuesday, April 30, 2013

pondering: patio furniture.

some facts about God of which i have recently been reminded:
  • God is sovereign.
  • He loves us enough to give us what we need
  • what we need is not always what we think we need
  • sometimes, its exactly the opposite
  • but sometimes, He gives before we even know we have a need
  • God is in control of the entire universe: planets, stars, Earth, humanity, disease, disaster, sunshine, rain, feast, famine, and even patio furniture.

a new couple recently started coming to our church, and also to the community group that we host at our house. they had a set of patio furniture they were getting rid of. they said they knew God wanted us to have it.

they didnt know that we had declared this year the "year of the outdoors." they didn't know that i was just beginning to think about what kind of furniture would work on our deck. in fact, they barely knew us at all.

but God knew. he knew all of those things and then some. he chose to bless us through this couple, and i am so excited (even if just a little bit nervous) to see what else he has in store for us, and in what ways he will use us in turn to bless others.


the indians and pirates said...

Love it.

the indians and pirates said...

And by love it - I mean the way God showed you He loves you. Though I love that you have free patio furniture, too. :)