This last month has seen us celebrate a few different things... my birthday (I'm 30); my husband's birthday; my husband's 1-year anniversary of arriving in the US while our son and I waited in New Zealand for our visas to work out (also 4 month anniversary of ALL of us being together in the US); us hitting a savings target where we can [finally] buy a car to get us from A to B; my husband's cousin's son's birthday (not to mention other family members' birthdays in other countries). March is a full month for us!
Next month we have Easter, our wedding anniversary and more birthdays to celebrate. And, hopefully we'll be celebrating that we have a car!
We've had a couple of weeks now where we've been searching for the right car, and at the beginning, it's always exciting. Soon, though, reality sets in. Most cars don't look as awesome in real-life as they do in-person. Or, if there's a great looking car, but the seller speaks only Spanish... language barrier. Time to learn a different language, then!
And my God will
meet all your needs
according to the riches
of his glory in Christ Jesus.
I don't enjoy living in 'want'; tomorrow, it'll be better; if we just have this, then it'll be ok; if we just get that then all our problems will be solved. No. It's not living in the 'now'. Living in 'want' sucks you dry. It destroys your ability to enjoy today, to enjoy what you have and to be content and peaceful. It stirs up anxiety and doubt. It does not edify.
I painted this piece of artwork for our home. One day, maybe, I'll get it framed and hung on the wall, but for now, a piece of string and a thumb tack will do. It will serve as a tangible reminder that my God does provide my family with all we need (and always has - when was I ever without what I need?). Goodbye, doubt. Hello, joy, hope, peace and faith. Amen!