Friday, May 16, 2008

God's Provision

I am reading through the Old Testament and the New Testament. I am in Joshua chapter 5 in the Old Testament. And I read something tonight that just jumped out at me from the pages of the Bible.

In Joshua 5:12 it says: "The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate of the produce of Canaan."

To preface this verse, the Israelites had been in the desert for 40 years waiting for the Lord to allow them to enter the promised land (Canaan). And while they were in the dessert, God PROVIDED food for them to eat - Manna. They would wake up in the morning and have manna on the ground. And they were just to take enough to eat for that day. If they took more and tried to save it, God caused it to go bad. God is so amazing in His provision of this food. So many times, the Israelites had disobeyed the direct commands of God, and yet God in His Mercy, provided them food to eat.

The fact that "the manna stopped" showed that God had brought them into the land of Canaan, and He was once again, going to provide them the food/produce of the land. No longer did they have to eat manna.

I also see TRUST in this also...the Israelites had to TRUST that God would provide the manna every morning for them to eat. I love to see this picture of utter dependence on God. Without God, the Israelites wouldn't have eaten. God is an amazing, loving, merciful God. May I NEVER stop praising HIM for HIS provision in my life.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

My Little Boy Timmy

My Little Boy Timmy turned 5 years old on May 1, 2008. I can't believe how fast these years have flown by! I feel like I have been sleeping through some big events...wasn't he just learning to crawl, and now he is playing t-ball for his very first season. I am so proud of the son that GOD has given to us. Timmy made me a mommy for the very first time, and I can't think of a better word I like to hear than "Mommy".

If you don't know my Timmy, then you may not know that he has the biggest ball of energy of any kid I know.
You may not know how much he loves his Daddy... His daddy is the world to him. No-one can throw a football like daddy..especially mommy. When Ed was in Kenya over Christmas, Timmy told me one night " I need Daddy to come home and play with me. I love Daddy" Anytime he doesn't want us to go to work, he always says, "But I love you!" thinking that will make us stay home.
You may not know that Timmy loves to play games. His newest game is Candy Land. Everytime his "man" jumps my "man" he looks me and says, "It's ok to lose mommy. You'll be ok".
You may not know how many times he will stop what he is doing to give mommy and daddy hugs & kisses.
You may not know how much Timmy enjoys sitting on daddy's lap and watching sports, wrestling, or daddy playing XBOX.
You may not know that Timmy loves his baby brother VERY much! Everytime Timmy comes into Silas' room, Silas just squeals and laughs with delight.
If you don't know my may not know what a joy to my life he is. I am soooo very thankful that God has entrusted me with Timmy. Even though he is a year older...he will always be my very first baby!
Happy Birthday to my precious little boy!
Here are some pictures of Timmy....
Timmy - in October of 2003 (he was only 5 months)

Mommy & Timmy at Chili's after a Cru Ballgame

Timmy in his t-ball uniform before his first game.