Tuesday, May 29

I think I finally get it. (but probably not)

God has provided a free dishwasher for us. If I was a smart person, I would just GET IT that when God says He provides, He provides. But I'm not so smart. I don't get it; I'm often surprised by His gracious outpouring.

Now technically, a dishwasher is NOT a need! It's very possible to wash dishes by hand, very effective. It does not fall straighforwardly into the category of food, shelter, or clothing. And even more technically, it's not a need at ALL for us, as we have a "roll up to the sink" dishwasher that has been working just fine since we got it several years ago. (for $60 second hand)

But we are in the process of remodeling our home, and eventually we would have "needed" to buy a dishwasher to install for the future home buyers. It's been in the plan to install a permanent one all along, and we'd decided that we were going to go with black appliances (since stainless wouldn't give us a good enough return in the sale of the home, and white just looks yucky faster). So this was a way-in-the-future-after-siding-trim-and-everything-else gets done "need" that is still in quotation marks, because we could probably still sell the house without a dishwasher.

Guess what color this free dishwasher "just happens" to be?

8 comments:

Josh & Bekah said...

Doesn't the Doxology just seem to fit our lives when we see God so active in little ways?!!

Rachel said...

Hmmm...I'm not to smart either but I would guess that the dishwasher is black:). Praise the Lord for His extra blessing bestowed upon you. God is so good!

The Barkers said...

Very cool! I must be black! Woohoo!

amanda Lee said...

I can totally identify with what you are saying. Since G and I got married the thing I have been most overwhelmed with is God's provision. Every need has been met, as well as most of our wants. Isn't God so good? Thanks for sharing.

Alicia said...

I hear you on this. I have a feeling these lessons on provision will keep hitting us through out our lives as we see the hand of God time after time after time after time . . . .

God is SO GOOD!

ruth said...

Wahoo! PTL! I love hearing stories of God's provision. It blesses my heart.

Karen said...

Hooray for you! And now I must confess my envy to the Lord...

NorthernChic said...

Talk about "Works of God"; that is so exciting Jenny!! And, I too assume it's black:) Nothing like a lil cherry on top the Sundae God creates!! I love checking out your posts to see what's new and hear of God's continued working...it's SUCH a blessing!
Love, Dana