“He provides food for those who fear him;
he remembers his covenant forever.”
Psalm 111:5 (NIV)
God gives us words to say when he needs us to speak to someone on His behalf. We have a neighbor who feared her son’s departure for basic training for the U. S. Army. She and I had several conversations about what she was feeling. Often times, I reminded her that all she felt went with being a mother. Just before his departure, she received baptism. At one point, early in his training, he was very down-in-spirit. She told him, “Go to church tomorrow.” As she and her family prepared to go to his graduation from basic training, she found out he was planned on also receiving baptism while they were all together just prior to his graduation.
One of my Spiritual Gifts is encouragement. Sometimes, thoughts for encouraging others come easy and sometimes I really have to pray in order to find them. Either way, I know the LORD gives me the words.
I follow a gluten-free diet due to intolerance to grains that contain a certain protein (gluten), namely wheat, barley, rye and some oats. When we have had scrambled eggs for a meal, Hubby couldn’t understand why I couldn’t make toast in our toaster the same way he did. I started using our microwave to basically warm the gluten-free bread. Our anniversary is this month. He recently took me out to a store and bought me a toaster oven, for our anniversary. This is something I did not ask for.
I sometimes have sleepless nights. When I have a good night’s sleep, I know it comes as a gift from God. Even if I can’t fall right to sleep, when I do, I awaken feeling refreshed.
If each of us were to examine our lives, we would see how God provides for us. He is ready to fulfill any need we have according to His will for our lives. Occasionally, God even takes care of a want we might have. As we go into this season of giving thanks, let’s remember that we can do that all year long. Doesn’t God provide for us every day?