I don't write about my relationship with God much. And before you stop reading, I am not really going to do so now. I just have an observation and a story.
Daily in my prayers I thank Him for the basics we often take for granted, for food in the pantry, a working vehicle, work for Mike, the clothes on our backs, I try never to assume those things on any given day and my gratitude for God's provision and faithfulness in these things is beyond measure.
Very often though, I forget that He and I have a very special, one on one relationship and that He loves me, not in a general way but specifically. Yesterday, I was reminded of this in such a very special way. In a way that would matter only to me.
God had my carpet cleaned.
He did! I have longed to have them cleaned and it has been at least 5 years. Though I vacuum almost daily and scrub the spills and stains, it was looking pretty poorly.
Especially in contrast to my newly painted walls and ceiling and in my heart, it really bothered me. But is wasn't something I would pray for you know?
All of a sudden, the phone rang. It was some lady from X company and she was offering a free carpet cleaning in exchange for a marketing demo. I told her she was wasting her time, that honestly, she wouldn't make a dime from coming here and she said it didn't matter, that they had to do a number of these a month blah blah.
Long story short, 2 nice young men showed up at my door, I listened to a 15 minute spiel and then they proceeded to use their (rather amazing) product to vacuum and shampoo my poor, filthy carpet. And off they went.
And there I stood in my beautiful, fresh, clean living room marveling that something as little as a carpet cleaning, a small secret longing of my heart, He would provide for out of nowhere.
And I am amazed anew at His love for me and by showing me in the little things.