Two posts in one day is a little much I know, unless you have a really awesome God who provided a bunch of clothes for you for free. Do I have your attention now? Do you want to know more?
Ever since I knew we were going to China, I started praying that God would provide clothes for me. As a result of our financial situation we do not have a lot of money to spend on clothes. Last year, God provided a bunch of clothes for me for free through a clothing exchange. So, I have seen Him work before and decided to pray.
This afternoon my friend Becky called to let me know that her family was having a big garage sale tomorrow. Becky told me that her sister had brought a bunch of clothes and that she about my same size. Becky went on to tell me that I could have first dibs on the clothes if I came to look at them tonight.
Jon was at work and had the car, so Becky volunteered to come and get me to take me back to this sale. I kept thinking that I didn't have any cash on me, but maybe they will let me put my stuff aside and pay for it later. I knew we could figure something out.
Becky picked me up from work, took me to her family's house, dug through piles of clothes with me, and acted as my fashion consultant. When it was all said and done, I was told that I could take my gigantic bag of clothes home for FREE.
In total I came home with 2 skirts, 2 belts, 2 pairs of socks, 5 hats, 3 scarves, 1 pair of long johns, 2 pairs of pants, 2 dresses, 8 long sleeved shirts, 2 camis, 2 short sleeved shirts, and 1 jacket.
Oh and did I mention they are really cute clothes!?
I am so thankful to the Lord for answering my prayers. Why am I always surprised when He provides for me in such amazing ways? I need to work on my faith a little bit more.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:25-34