I am posting this story for a really good friend of mine. This past week she requested that I share this story on two separate occasions. I am beginning to think it is one of her favorites. Well, she is one of my favorites, so I thought I would blog this story so that many others could read it as well and I hope blessings will come from it.
A while back, my family and I were really low on finances. As an aid to help save money, I decided that we were not going to buy anything at the grocery store until we consumed everything that we currently had in our refrigerator and pantry. I really meant what I said, and was going to stick to my word in order to help our family out financially.
We really love to cook a big breakfast on Saturday mornings and all sit at the table and enjoy breakfast together. (ok, so my husband really cooks the breakfast, because he is the one who enjoys breakfast food the most) On this one particular Saturday morning, we were all downstairs and ready to help Jeff with our usual Saturday breakfast, when we realized that we were out of eggs. (remember the rule I had set earlier in the week?) What were we to do? I know that a dozen eggs are really cheap to purchase, but going and buying them would defeat our plan to save money by only eating what was in our house. This may not sound like that big of a deal to read, but to our family it was kind of depressing to realize that we were not going to have that big Saturday breakfast and morning family time around the table that we cherish every week. Not only were we out of eggs, if I recall correctly, we were also out of bread and bacon.
I really can’t remember what we ate that morning to replace our normal breakfast but I do know that if you keep reading you will see how God blessed us beyond measure.
The next day we went to visit my sister. She lives on a piece of land and has some really neat neighbors. Her neighbors invited my boys over to peek at her animals. When my boys returned from her house, they had BIG smiles on their faces and an old milk carton in their hand. They were ecstatic to tell their daddy and I that they had a carton of eggs! The neighbors had chickens and without even knowing our story, allowed our boys to gather some of the eggs to take home. The boys were so excited and joyfully told us that God provided eggs for our family!
Needless to say, the very next morning, we had a BIG breakfast and enjoyed those eggs better than any eggs we have ever tasted since.
Isn’t God so good? I love how He supplies our every need. Big or small, he knows our deepest desires and answers our heart cries, even when we are unaware of His presence in a situation. What are you asking the Lord for today? At times we think we can only come to Him with those ‘big” requests or even feel like we are unworthy to come to Him at all. Please hear me when I tell you that WE can come to HIM for ANYTHING! He knows the number of hairs on our head (Luke 12:7). He has a perfect plan for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11). He set the stars in the sky and knows them by name (Psalm 8:3). He provided my family with eggs……… and he knows exactly what you are going through and are needing today. Why not spend a few minutes right now with him in prayer and let Him know what is on your heart. If there is anything that I can pray for you about, please let me know. I would love to approach the throne of grace on your behalf (Hebrews 4:16), even if your request is for a dozen eggs.
I must add that some time after that story, a friend got a coupon in the mail from Kroger for a dozen free eggs and mailed it to me! You see, the Lord continually blesses us with eggs. 🙂