Saturday, October 11, 2008

God's Gift at a Yard Sale

Saturday, on the way to the grocery store, I passed a home with lot's of boxes, books and bikes sitting in the front yard. Clothes were stacked on tables. A yard sale! I decided to pull over and take a look. Maybe I would find some old towels. With three men in my home, my housekeeping rags and towels are always disappearing. Sometimes they reappear, with oil and grease on them!

And I love looking at books. As I flipped through the books, one caught my eye. "31 Days of Praise". I almost left it there, but I kept coming back to it. It occurred to me that although I pray often, I don't PRAISE often.

I bought the book...and I found some towels too! ($1.00 for everything.)

This book has been such a blessing to me.

Here are some portions of today's praise-Day 11.

Thank you that in your gracious plan to bless and use me, you've allowed me to go through hard times, through trials that many people go through in this fallen world. How glad I am that you're so good at reaching down and making something beautiful out of even the worst situations.

How encouraged I am when I think how you did this for Joseph...how his brothers hated and abused and betrayed him, and how you worked these things out for blessing, both for Joseph and his family and for countless other people.

I'm so grateful that all my past circumstances were permitted by you to make me see my need for you and prepare my heart for your Word...to draw me to yourself, and to work out your good purposes for my life.

I rejoice that you are the blessed Controller of all things.

"In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
I Thessalonians 5:18

31 Days of Praise by Ruth Myers with Warren Myers
For more about the book click above.

Update: My son is supposed to start a new job next week with the man I met on Back-to-School night.

6 comments:

Michelle (wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, and striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman) said...

Sharon,
How timely! Today I just blogged about praising God in tough times. He is so good.
I am so glad about your son's new job. What a blessing!!
Take care, and keep praising Him!
Michelle

Dawn said...

Sounds like a good yard sale. I never stop any more, though I probably should. I usually have too many kids with me in the car!

I hope and pray that this job will work out for C - what kind of job is it?

Anonymous said...

Sound like you found a good book. Winter is almost here and the yard sales will start to disappear, that's when I start looking at free online yard sales.

Good luck and enjoy your book!!!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Wow, how about that? What a find God had for you! You know, that book sounds really familiar to me. I think I might have read it and passed it on. I don't think my book made it out to CA though - LOL! And that's great about your son. I'll be praying things move forward in His timing and way :)

Dawn said...

I've been reading The Shack in the car as we drove miles and miles. It is not what I expected. I am enjoying it. I need to take notes!

Dawn said...

Just wondering how C is doing!