There were two farmers, neighbors, both praying for rain for their crops - for their livelihood. After praying, one farmer waited for the rain; the other farmer went to his field and started preparing for rain. Which one do you think had the greater faith?
Well, I just purchased, last weekend, a beautiful nightgown that will be just perfect for my stay in the hospital when we finally welcome a baby into the world. It's blue... my absolute favorite color & buttons up at the top (perfect for breastfeeding, which I think I would like to try to do) & it's a night gown instead of pajamas (which is typically all I own LOL). I will be having a repeat c-section so I thought the night gown would be the easiest for me & anyone who helps me the few days after the surgery & because it is a nightgown, there is no waist band to press down on the incision.
Actually I splurged a bit to buy it (not much but when you are counting every dollar like we are, every single dollar counts). I put it in my shopping cart & carried it around, praying about it... should I splurge or shouldn't I? I really wanted it but I haven't checked to see what nightgowns might be at the Thrift Store yet AND a hospital stay seems so far away that what if I find a different one a few months from now that I like even more than this one. I had decided that b/c I hadn't checked the Thrift Store yet I would at least look around there first & then maybe buy this one at Wal-Mart later if I didn't find anything else. Plus maybe I could find it on sale in a few months. So on my way to electronics, after I had made my mind up, I saw a beautiful baby boy that made eye contact with me... we literally locked eyes & in that moment I really felt like God was telling me to splurge so I did.
I was actually kinda afraid that our grocery bill was going to be about $20 over what it normally is with the nightgown... that was one of the main reasons I wanted to check the Thrift Store first; to save money. Well, I ended up spending about what I NORMALLY spend anyway so it really kinda felt like I was getting it for free & it was yet another gift from the Lord. Wow! He is just so good to me! Thank you so much Lord. I love you & praise Your Holy Name!