Friday, March 14, 2014

Encouragement From God

Last post I told you about my scrap supply spending freeze. Well, this morning I got even further affirmation from God himself that this is what I need to do right now.

I sat down at the computer to do my typical morning thing: log into the "Encouragement for Today" over at Proverbs 31. The title of today's post is "Why Shopping Will Never Satisfy". As I was reading the devotion about a family who was downsizing and a woman who realized that she accumulated way too much stuff over the years, my mind kept coming back to me.

There I was, sitting in the midst of packages of stickers, alphabet letters, paper, and at least 40 or 50 different ink pads. (Truth be told, there are probably even more than that.) And it was then that I read the verse:

"Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.'" Hebrews 13:5 (ESV)

It literally made me stop breathing for just a second.  "Be content with what you have." Be content with the paper that I have. Use it. Make it work. (After all, I am supposed to be creative, right?) Be content with the storage options that I have, just figure out a way to change the layout to give me the space I need to organize the supplies that I have so I can find them and really use them.

I truly think that this devotion was meant for me right now! God knew that I needed encouragement right now and he sent it my way.

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