I've been meaning to blog this for some time so here goes.
Kate recevied $50 from her great uncle for her Birthday (now that's a GREAT great uncle isn't it??) It was meant to be spent. Kate was thrilled because she said I always tell her "no" when we go to the toy store and now I could say "YES"! Rick explained to her about the tithe and she decided she wanted to give her $5 tithe. Within minutes of her decision, I found a $5 off coupon at the store we had already planned on going to. We were excited to share with her that the Lord had provided the $5 that she had just set aside for Him.
We got to the store and it was basically the "toy run" I used to see on TV as a child. We went down aisle after aisle and she picked out a TON on toys she wanted. At the end of our time, I explained that she would have to pick out her favorite things and put the rest back. She never hesitated to buy a dress-up dress for Claire and one for herself. We put a bunch of stuff back and were down to 2 games....a dress-up game (hmmm...I'm seeing a theme here) and the game "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed." She went back and forth on which one to buy about 5 times. In the end, she went with, you guessed it, the dress-up game. She said, "God can give me this other one later if He wants like He gave me back that $5 earlier." In my unbelief I just thought, "isn't that cute."
We never mentioned what game she put back or our conversation to anyone and I never thought about it again until Christmas morning. Guess what we received from Kate's other great Aunt????? The "5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" game!
I think about this often and the Lord showed me once again that nothing is too small and that He is the provider of all things. May I always trust like my 4 year old daughter did that day.