take a minute tuesday

Today as we take a break from our normal posts, I encourage you to be still for just a few minutes and take some time to meet with God. God is all around us; we just have to take the time to experience Him. Psalm 46:10 encourages us to, “Be still and know that I am God.

It had been a long week! I had worked overtime at my job to earn extra money and had even worked my second job at night too. I wasn’t about to complain because I was thankful for the extra income to pay the bills and be able to tuck some away in my emergency fund! (You can read more of my story here.)

But now it was Friday and that meant only one thing – it was time to do the yard work. Because I also worked on Saturdays I had made it a Friday night tradition to take care of the yard. At times it was very tiring and I didn’t want to do it but I determined to thank God that I had grass to mow.

I’d finished the weed-eating and was just about to head in when I remembered that one of the bulbs in my landscape lights was out. I’m a bit OCD and it had been driving me crazy all week to drive home and see that one light out. I headed over to fix it so that I could finally head inside to rest. The only problem was that I couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working. The bulb wasn’t burnt out so I decided to clean out the light as best as I could. That didn’t work either. I was getting frustrated now.

So, I did the only thing I knew to do. As silly as it sounds I asked the Lord for help. I told Him that I didn’t know how to fix the light, that I’d done everything I knew to do and I needed His help. I decided to give it one more try and put the bulb in the light. And, I kid you not, it worked. After I picked myself up off the ground I was so overjoyed and thankful!

I love telling this story of how God showed me how much He cared for me that day. Even through frustration and a tiny light bulb He spoke deep into my heart and I will never forget that.

I’m reminded of Matthew 6:26 that says, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Oh how He cares about both the small and big things going on in our lives. Are we taking the time to stop and see, even in the little things, His love for us?

Thrifty T