Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Well, What Did You Expect?
"... According to your faith be it unto you." ... Matthew 9:29
So. Years ago I'd drive to the supermarket, stare out the windshield and think:
"They'll probably be out of half of what I need."
"The store's gonna be crowded with slow people blocking the aisles with their carts."
"The music they're playing today is probably that atrocious hard rock stuff.'
"This will take forever."
"I hate paying such high prices."
'I just know I'll have to wait in line at the check stand for hours."
"The cashier will probably complain about my coupons and need to call someone over to force them through."
I'd reach the store and what would I find? Exactly all of the above. (Shocker, right?).
But these days? I've learned to use my faith to believe for positive supermarket experiences. And guess what? I get none of the above. Or maybe a tiny bit, but with tons of grace to handle it.
I enjoy grocery shopping. My supermarket is a fun place and I even meet some spiffy folks there.
We get such a short life upon this planet. Why reach Heaven and have Jesus tell me it was within me to create a delightful life here, but I used my faith to believe for trouble, instead? Hmmm?
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." ... Philippians 4:8
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6
"A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." ... Proverbs 17:22
Here's a coupon for $3 off (!) Honey Melt Organic Buttery Spread. Change the zip code to 60438 then refresh the page (or return here afterward and again click on this link).
It's the beginning of a new month.... be sure to check all your favorite coupon websites for new deals!
Anyone recognize these bright pink flowers which grow wild in my yard?