This is so positively cool to me. So seeing our Lord.
I thank Him so!!! I just see His love and feel encouraged so, and I wanted to share.
We had a harried day yesterday, to say the least. First the baby boy was on the weird, just being a three year old little guy, at the post office and the shop, so much so I put a sign up at the shop that I wouldn't be in today.
He was so out of whack at work that I was embarressed and got him home with him taking his harness off in the car seat by him and both his shoes kicked off.
He's three, he was hot, and gotten moody and tired. I looked like the worse gramma of the year and couldn't change a thing.
Then Gordy came by and we were out of whack after a week of trying to figure out where things would come from, though resting and trusting the best we could, just our nerve endings twanged and weird and how you get after a week of each day being running around trying to figure things out. We're involved in a help's work feeding people and caring for the very poor and those needs were coming up pressing with nothing available to be seen.
And before all this the neighbors had kept me up till midnight going backwards on their noise making control skills.
Then the news came from the work in Nakuru that the ten dollars helped with two days food per family, and I confess I was disappointed over that. The whole day was a nerve twanging day.
I went to bed on the couch.
When I got going today I thought, if we are doing a work done in love, we shouldn't be arguing, if trials come. Cause only the works done in love would count, and works without love are not worth doing. And if that is the case we shouldn't be doing it.
I didn't mean that and I knew that. It was just surveying the situation knowing that it needed change.
And then, I thank the Lord, the Lord brought to me His love and about His love and doing works in love. The only thing that will remain is works done in Love.
So when we do them, to trust Him, lean on Him, for His love to come and cover.
It made my trials seem wonderful to go through. When the Lord comes everything is so sweet!
I knew Jesus had come with His love to cover them, to give to the sitation and people His Love and that is what it is to do our works in Love, Him doing it by His love making it so we can do it in a right heart and get through and love each other and others in it.
Praise the Lord!!!
Now the money for the regular families wasn't there for food and it was time for that to be sent. I had no idea where it would come from.
The rent was due this week for our space that Lucy is in, and I knew that the Lord had provided for it this week where no money was, cause it was covered by two teddy bears selling on etsy, our first real sale. Praise the Lord!
I still need it to get to the account, but it was provided. I have had etsy for some time, but that just happened for just the right amount to send the rent at exactly the right time we really needed it. Praise Jesus!
And then, today is Friday, the day we send the food money to the regular people for $160.00.
Payday is the 22nd, and I had no idea about where that food money would come from.
I knew Sarah would probably help, as I can just tell when she is there and planning to help in something by the way she talks to me, so I thought part of it would be there possibly. But we talk all the time about the needs coming up and I know it has to come from the Lord to be there. I can't make it come.
But Gordy just talked to me on the phone and said the food money is provided. Wow, I cannot tell you how amazing that is. Though I have seen the Lord provide divinely more times than I can remember quickly, it is always the most amazing thing to me to see. I am so thankful.
Though his account is in the arrears tonight, and the food money time is here, and he told me it was all covered a deposit was being made that covered it all.
Our insurance was being put in our account, and he would take that and cover the needs, and then send a check when it is due on the time of his next payday which are at about the same time.
. I had no idea nor did he that would be put in our account. It isn't needed right now for that, and though he doesn't have a payday till a bit later, so we didn't have the food money, the insurance can be used to cover his account and the food and then it will come out of payday on the time needed which work out at about the same time it is due. Praise the Lord! And it covers everything.
I had gone to visit a little church by us, felt drawn in love to, last Sunday. And the word divine Providence was brought up, a word that Mother Teresa would often talk about, I never quite understood.
But the man speaking at church last Sunday where I visited gave the definition of divine providence during his sermon. It is ordinary circumstances being used by God to bring provision. My ears perked up because I had always wondered at it's meaning more clearly.
Praise the Lord. I have through the week thought on that about divine providence and God's provision through the ordinary things, yet it being Him providing through ordinary circumstances.
I just wanted to share. I so feel the presence of our Lord today and am so encouraged by Him in our lives and in our walks and in His love and care. I wanted to share with all of you.
He brought us through our week of weird trials, and showed what it means to do our works in love, resting in His love being deposited in the situations to the people. How He has cared for it all. I am so very grateful. And so very, very thankful.