Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Great is Thy Faithfulness

I've had the Hymn, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness", floating around in my head and heart the past few days.....

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

God is so good and faithful. He continues to prove it over and over again in our lives. Our transition back into life as Americans has been relatively smooth, but of course with all transition, there have been some "stretching" times as well. Let's just say, we've been STRETCHED a whole lot in our finances the past few months, with getting settled back into a home and starting a new business. Don't get me wrong, we have been truly blessed with God providing all of our NEEDS, and I have learned a lot about how to spend wisely on our budget.

The one thing that I have been praying for is a second vehicle. We've been a 1 car family for about 2 1/2 yrs, but now that we're back in the states, and living in a suburban area, it's just MUCH more convenient to have 2 cars. Note I said CONVENIENT, not NECESSARY. Yes, it's a stretch for us to have just 1 car, but I've tried to be content with it....some days I've succeeded in being content....and others...well, let's just say I struggled with a bad attitude. But my heart's cry was just for a second car, that we wouldn't have to make payments on. So I knew, that I'd have to remain patient until we could save up and by a cheaper, older, car that met our needs for the time being.

I just had a feeling that God was going to take care of it. (I was just thinking we'd get a super great deal on a car.) But nope, not my amazing God and Father, He had other plans to blow that out of the water.

A friend of ours called us last Friday night, and said that they wanted to GIVE us their older Jeep. GIVE!!!! Like as in, NO MONEY!!! FREE!!!! They had been looking to upgrade and when they heard that we just had one car, they started praying about how they could help us, and confirmed that they should offer their Jeep to us.

Let's just say that we were (and are) blown away. We don't have it yet, because they are still looking for a replacement car, but we will soon be a 2 car family once again. And the best part.....God continued to show Himself faithful, and that He blew our socks off with how He provides for His children.

And that is why I am so incredibly Grateful today!!! Check out more Gratituesday posts HERE!!!


Annjeri said...

I think that this is so amazing. God is good, and I am so glad that you will have the freedom to drive wherever your heart is content. ;-)

Shonda said...

That is amazing! God bless!

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

Hey you, what a wonderful story! God is so good! We've been a one car family and will be for about another week... I had been thinking of doing a post on it and so I laughed when I saw yours. :)

Are you thinking of/going to homeschool your little guys?


Ramona said...

Amen! That song was in my head yesterday all day long.