MY God sent me three hungry foster children with one hour’s notice and hardly any groceries in the house, but I had JUST enough bread to make three sandwiches for their dinner.
I didn’t have one spare moment to go to the grocery store the first two days the new children were here, but MY God knew that and sent an absolutely wonderful, plentiful dinner through the hands of one of my dearest friends.
MY God knew that I’ve always wanted all boys and ONE girl….so, how cool is it that He gave me exactly what I’ve always wanted, in our first foster placement…five boys and one girl, all under MY roof!
Our foster children came to us with almost nothing. Within 48 hours, MY God provided more than four bags of clothes for the children and a few toys as well; all through the hands of His saints.
We desperately need a freezer for our garage to contain the extra groceries that we’re now needing. I prayed that I had enough scrap gold to sell at a gold party so I could buy the freezer from Sam’s. The freezer is $175….my gold sold for $210!
…but it doesn’t stop there!
What I really wanted was an upright freezer. They’re easier to organize, so you can see what you have, rather than the chest style freezers where you just pile everything on top of eachother. However, upright freezers START at $400, so I was going to be thankful for a 5 cuft. chest style freezer for $175. As I got out of the van at church this morning, our worship leader approached me and asked if we were still looking for a freezer. I told him yes, but that MY God had just provided the money to buy one. He said, “Save your money, someone at church was going to sell theirs, but they heard you guys were looking for one and they want to give it to YOU…It’s a big upright model.”
OH MY GOODNESS!? SERIOUSLY!?
Last week, I found out that because of a change that our agency made in their pay periods, I would not be getting a full ‘paycheck’ (which includes the children’s “boarding” allowance that helps with groceries, clothing, etc..) until December 30! You mean, I have to pay for DOUBLE the groceries, DOUBLE the water usage, and DOUBLE the Christmas gifts on our current income?!? Ok Lord, I hope you’ve got this!
SOOooo, I got a phone call on Monday afternoon from a lady I go to church with, but hardly know. She works at University Hospital and called to inform me that some ladies she works with would like to ‘adopt’ our foster children for Christmas! They will take care of all their Christmas needs! MY God is THAT BIG!
I stressed about the DFCS worker, from the state, coming to ‘inspect’ the house today. But, to be honest, I really didn’t even have time to get the house picked up and get baby girl’s room looking decent. When the man showed up, he was wearing leather biker gear, with a big smile on his face. He walked in, laughed with us for a few minutes, asked a few short and easy questions, thanked me for my time and left! MY God gave me favor with that man and as a result, our agency had perfect inspections all day!!
I sure am glad that I serve a God who cares for our EVERY need, down to the tiniest detail.
MY God cares enough about me and my family that He hand-picked our foster children to fit perfectly into our home.
I’ve never been in such a place as this. I wake up each morning, relying on TODAY’S manna from heaven. I am surviving on His new mercies for each day. And each and every day, I receive, from the outpouring of His love for me, his child. I am a daughter of the Most High King. My Daddy owns the cattle on a thousand hills. My Daddy’s resources aren’t affected by a failing economy and He continually provides above and beyond our basic needs.
I Love you Father God!
love you girl. great to see you and your beautiful ‘6’ today! you are doing great!
I think is my favorite post EVER. I am so happy for you and for those incredibly blessed children! Our God is an awesome God!
LOVE IT!! proud of what you are doing… God cant be anything but great!! love you, girl. call me if you need me…
WOW! LOVE this post…GOD IS SO GOOD ALL THE TIME! so glad to hear that you are relying on HIM for your every need! we all have so much to be thankful for! can’t wait to see/read what the LORD has planned for you and your family! HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!
Great post Audrey! It was great seeing you at the park. Hang in their girl. It’s going to take a bit to adjust from 3 to 6. We usually get one @ a time to adjust to so don’t be too hard on yourself. Praying for ya!
You’re just an amazing daughter and I am soooo blessed to have a daughter who loves, trusts, and worships our God the way that you do. You are truly a testimony for those who ever doubt. May God continue to bless you and give you patience as you work through each day with a family of 8.