Over the past few days, I've mentioned shopping, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL). And, how much I've been doing this.
Shopping isn't something I do, regularly. However, at the beginning of most months, many grocery stores have sale items priced well, for those who are shopping.
Unlike many months in the past, I did quite a bit of shopping, last week. Just as I've mentioned a few times, now.
Each day, by the time I arrived home, transferred groceries from my van into my apartment, and got them put away, I was absolutely exhausted. Even more so, than I ever expected!
Why this happened, I truly do not know. The only thing I can think of, is that I did a tremendous amount of walking, lifting, etc. Much like suffering in a physical way.
Once I was finished doing everything, on each day, I found myself drifting off to sleep. Sometimes, in my comfy recliner chair. Sometimes, in my bed.
In fact, last Saturday, I thought I would have a 40 wink nap for about 20 minutes. Instead, I ended up sleeping a couple of hours!
Sunday, was different. I didn't sleep a couple of hours in bed.
Instead, I drifted off in my recliner chair, and couldn't wake myself up enough to even move from my chair, to my bed! And, did this for most of the late afternoon and early evening!
Even so, God provided for me. Just as He always does!
Something that comes to mind, is how God told us that He takes care of the birds of the air, and the lilies of the field, and aren't we even more important than they?
Just as we read in Matthew 6:25-34, "Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."
How wonderful it is that God takes care of me, and indeed all His children. Thank You, Lord!
He knows what our needs are. And, He always provides. Even if He provides differently than what we believe we need. Or expect Him to do.
All we need to do is to put Him first in our lives.
Earlier in my life, I didn't do this, always. But, for many a year, I have.
And, now... He takes care of me, in every way I need. Even in this evil world.
Just as He told us in His Word, I will take no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Until next time...
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