Monday, January 5, 2009

God Provides

Thank you Sugar for this tag. It goes along with my entry very well. :-)

Good morning, Gary has gone to the church to meet with some people about the sign that fell down in front of the church. Friday our son called to tell us that a check for $10,000 arrived in the mail from someone who does not go to our church. With the TV off and Gary gone my mind seems to do more thinking. Sometimes for me.... that can be a dangerous thing. lol

This morning I was thinking about our building that we built in 1997. The first thing that they had to make was the foundation. They were going to pour thousands of dollars worth of concrete that day. The clouds looked really bad and the workers did not know if they should pour the concrete. Concrete has to set-up for 12 hours!! The decision was up to me. :( I prayed about it and then told them to pour the concrete. There wasn't any insurance on that poured concrete. I remember sitting on a bench watching them pour and smooth out the cement. Looking up into the dark clouds wondering if I had done the right thing. All day the clouds looked like it was going to rain! I sat up that night waiting to see if the rain was going to come. It had to set-up until midnight!! Right at midnight heaven opened up and buckets of rain came down. Big rain! The insulation was getting wet! No roof yet, just sides. The next morning the contractor called and real hesitant, and said; "Janie, did you get any rain last night?" Yes we got 1 1/2 inches of rain, I told him. He was 25 miles from me and they got 2 1/2 inches of rain. He asked what time it rained and I told him midnight. Safe within minutes! I had to trust the Lord instead of myself with the choice that I made.

The Lord tells us that we need a good foundation or our house will crumble. The Lord is my foundation in all that I do. I trust Him with my life and everyday living. Do you have a good foundation in your life?

You are all in my prayers. Hope all of you have a blessed day. Love, hugs, and prayers, Janie

11 comments:

Lucy said...

Thank you, Thjank you jANIE FOR UNDERSTANDING. You have been around long enough to know how long I haVE BEEN AGONIZING OVER THIS. I can't stop caring. He is my son, but I have to let it go. I caN'T TALK TO jOE ABOUT IT, so sometimes it just comes out. Thank you for being my friend.
Lucy

a corgi said...

yes, I have a very strong good true foundation; solid built on the Rock!! great entry Janie; talk about trusting in the Lord!!!

betty

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

A good foundation is what keeps us strong and faithful. Thanks for sharing this story. Take care and ejoy your everyday,
Katie

Missy said...

Now that was cutting it close! I like the message you sent here. *M*

roberta said...

JANIE: NEXT HURRICANE SEASON I WANT U TO WORK YOUR MAGIC AND MAKE SURE WE GET NOTHING..YOUR PRAYERS ARE WONDERFUL, I AM SO GLAD THEY WORK FOR U. I KNEW U WERE A GOOD PERSON, THAT PROVES IT.ROBERTA

Randy said...

Hello Miss Janie,

Great Entry, God does have a way sometimes of building our faith doesn't He. Really Great Entry

God Bless

Randy

Tracy said...

great entry! hugs

sheri said...

Yes Janie, I am finally building a strong foundation. Amen!
I'm so glad that Heather is doing better. I will keep her in my prayers.
Hugs, Sheri

Paula said...

what a wonderful message you sent in this entry. The old historical church we go to is going to need some serious work soon. Hope someone finds it in their heart to donate.

Amanda said...

Amazing. Our pastoe just preached out foundation this Sunday... very similar message. Think God is trying to tell me something???

God bless you dear sister in Christ!

Amanda

Martha said...

Hi Janie, first of all... THANK YOU for an inspiring comment. I am looking forward to getting to know you better!! I am definitely going to click on the "follow" button after I finish typing this. I used to wear yoga pants (nothing but elastic) then I stopped, when I did that... I was able to keep track of my ever expanding stomach and that scared me. When I lose weight, I love seeing my belt move down a hole.. until I'm just too small for that belt, how exciting!!

Second of all, I adore your blog. What a beautiful story about God taking care of his own people, I literally got goosebumps just reading your post. Good job!!!

<3 Martha