“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?
What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving.
People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works.
Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out.
You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”
Matthew 6:30-33-The Message
One of the things that I most love about God is the way He cares about the details of our lives. This is especially delicious when He cares about my children’s concerns.
My youngest child LOVES horses. Many of her new friends ownBreyer horses, custom toys that range from $20 to $200. Well, Little One decided that she really wanted a Breyer horse and asked me at least four times over the course of two days if she could have one for her birthday or Christmas. I said probably, thinking that I would look into it later.
So guess what she got the next day from a friend?
TWO Breyer horses!
I came across your money saving tips on Pinterest and have been up putting together my family budget as we do struggle and it helped me realize the excess spending and when I explored your site more I saw the God provides and I just want to say you are so inspiring and down to earth and God is blessing you and your helping so many others by being bold and sharing your situations I commend you and thank you because of your blog I have a budget and when I know tough and tight days will be ahead I know The Lord will provide the needs of my family. Look forward to reading your blog daily! God bless you!
I am so glad that you feel encouraged Dana. That is my hope! Thanks for taking the time to let me know. 🙂
I saw your recent post about the Breyer horse barn and headed here. Does your daughter know there is a whole community dedicated to showing and judging Breyer models? They treat it just like a real horse competition. In fact some get so good at it they re-do the models completely. My mother used to huge into this, in fact she owned a few clubs and newsletters. They take the models, reshape them, repaint them, pose them, take photos and send them in to be judged, there are even “live” model horse shows.
Just thought I’d share the knowledge in case she didn’t know yet.
Thanks so much Felicia. I will let her know. 🙂
Danielle Richards says
My husband and our chidren live in a 2 bd apt after having to downsize and basically start over financially. Thankfully things are looking up for us, we have been budgeting and separating our “wants” from our “needs”. So, our small patio pretty much was serving as a storage area, and I decide it was time to make it an outdoor living space, being we will be here for a time more. Since it was cleaned and decluttered, I told my husband we could start saving little by little so we could buy a small patio set (new or used) so we could enjoy our outdoor space …..well last week his Aunt asked us to come over and wanted to know if we wanted her patio set because they were moving and downsizing! She had no idea we were saving for this! We now have two comfortable chairs with new cushions and a small table! What a blessing! I smile everytine I walk past it!
That is awesome! We were in the same position a few years ago because we lost our house. Six people in a three bedroom apartment meant we had to get rid of a lot of stuff, but God was always faithful to provide what we needed. Hang in there Danielle!
Kelly A says
I grew up collecting breyer horses. I got one new one for Christmas each year, but I found that you can often find them on eBay and at antique stores for very little money (around $5). Just a tip!
Vonda Lawson-Rosa says
As one of those little girls so wanting a horsie I can truly identify. God does provide and he made me wait a long time until I got one so it would be a blessing and I know that I am responsible for that dear precious gift and appreciate it way more than if he had just given it to me as a four year old.
Isn’t it wonderful that he knows the right time and always has our well being in mind
Yes, I love that He always knows what is best. 🙂
I know this post is old but I thought of it as soon as my morning unfolded. My daughter’s birthday is coming up, and she wants a pricey toy that is slightly out of budget for us. Today it went on sale at a different store, and the store we are buying it from price matches AND we have a percent off coupon that would make it possible and in budget for us to buy my child the gift she wants so badly. God does provide..always.
Oh Kylee, thank you so much for sharing that! God truly does care about our children and their desires, and He is an awesome Provider! 🙂
Catherine Sallans says
Hi! I found you via Pinterest and I’m so glad I did! I wanted to thank you! The first few lines of this “god sighting” got me thinking and helped inspire me start writing a phenomenal sermon! I’m in seminary and I really appreciate it! Also thanks for all the tips! I’m not a mom but I am trying to live frugally and health-fully and your tips have really helped! Thanks!
Welcome Catherine! I’m so glad I could help. 🙂