Today God answered that prayer in three sweet ways that I'd love to share.
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Then, after I put Roger down for a nap (he's still asleep, 2 hours later, which is why I'm here writing 2 days in a row!) I was doing some chores. I was putting away dishes and doing my new routine of praying aloud for my husband (and others, including my own heart) whenever I'm doing any sort of kitchen cleaning--believe you me, that adds up to a LOT of prayer! As I put away our bowls I had just prayed for a more thankful heart and just felt overwhelmed with gratitude for every meal served to my family in those bowls. Even better, they were a wedding present so my fretful "where will the money come from?" heart had to recognize that Jesus literally gifted those food vessels to us through someone who loves us. Beautiful.
The next chore was to fold laundry. Now, I know I've written many times about what a sweet gift Roger is and how blessed I am to have him, but sometimes it just hits me all fresh and new. As I folded a specific shirt of his (see the two pictures), I remembered shortly after buying it how I couldn't wait to show it, and the other stuff I bought, off to my friends. I was about 4 months pregnant and looking at the tiny little clothes paired with the palpable desire to hold my son who would wear them. And now, today, here I was folding that shirt because my son is here, alive and well, and gets his clothes dirty.
Honestly, what a joy it was today to clean dishes and do laundry. What good gifts the Father has given me! Not so coincidentally, my heart was stirred to sing songs of thankfulness to Jesus during our pre-nap worshiping Jesus ritual. Good stuff!
Here are some sweet verses about good gifts from God that have blessed my heart today:
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! [Matthew 7:11; Luke 11:13]
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. [James 1:17]