Today I am remembering and thanking the Lord for His hand of provision. He has provided for our every need and it astounds and amazes me to think about it.
I am a homemaker. We are a newlywed one-income family. To say that we aren't always in high cotton is rather an understatement :) But we have never once wanted for a thing.
We were so blessed when we set up our home. We were given so many things--our dining set, our couch, our coffee table and end tables, just to name a few. And we had some amazing wedding showers (3!). What we weren't given directly, the Lord provided the money for us to get what we needed.
It hasn't stopped since we've been married, actually it has increased. I posted several weeks ago about our dryer and how He gave us a much newer one for free!
Right before we were married a co-worker of Jacob's came to him and asked if we needed a deep freezer. Jacob told him yes, and the man said that he had a small upright one that we could have. They needed a larger one now and had a spare. As it turns out, that freezer was the perfect size for our apartment. Having freezer space is such a blessing. I am able to store so much more food than if I only had the little freezer above the fridge. I can catch things on sale and make meals ahead and have them for later. And did I mention that we were given the freezer for free?!
Another way that the Lord has provided for us is through our health. In the 10 months that we have been married we have both had excellent health. We've still fallen prey to colds and allergies, but those things haven't been anything requiring a hospital stay or numerous doctor visits. Even earlier this year when a horse spooked and dragged Jacob out of the horse trailer, his injuries were minor--they could have been so much worse than they were. He has protected us every step of the way.
All of these things are a confirmation to us that we are in God's will. We are happy, we have all that we need and then some. I have no doubt that He will take care of us as long as we serve Him.