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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Friday, January 25, 2008

Box of Goodness

This morning on my way home from taking my son to work, I stopped off at a friend's house because she had something for our family. I was surprised when she pulled out a huge box of oranges. I had an overwhelming feeling of God's goodness and provision for me. He cares about the intimate details of my life, even the desires that I may not express to anyone. Sometimes it isn't even a formal prayer, but just a fleeting thought. Yet He still hears those too and knows.

I have been graced with oranges and other blessings along the way. It makes me realize too, the importance of following God's promptings. Perhaps it's something small like: calling someone, dropping them a note of encouragement, a kind word, or secretly giving money to help someone in need. I know of many times when our family has been blessed by someone's generosity in following those "God prompts." There have been times as well when I have followed God's leading and have helped someone out. A lot of times it is just in a small way, like a note of encouragement.

What can you do today to reach out to someone in need? What is God prompting you to do?

1 comment:

all4boys said...

I know what you mean about God's provision...and you're absolutely right, sometimes it's not even a spoken prayer, it's more of a fleeting thought. But my dad always says that God is a gentlemen. And He is. He is so ever sensitive to our needs, even our desires. I love that verse that says (paraphrase) "You have not, because you ask not." Isn't that amazing?! I also hear God speaking in that beautiful hymn taken from Lamentations...

"Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning, new mercies I see! All I have needed, Thy hand has provided! Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!"