Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Livestock Ramblings....

We are always looking for ways to show our kids that God is at work. So, when we started our adoption of Chloe, I heard a speaker share how her family said that God owns the cattle on a thousand hills - so whenever they got a grant or a sum of money they told their kids, "God sold another cow." We LOVED that and I came right home and shared with our kids that that would be how we would watch God provide for us. And we did. Every time we received a grant, we'd say, "God sold another cow!" We loved it - it was a tangible way to show His constant care for us.

When we began our adoption to Jada, and stepped out again in faith financially, our kids said, "Well, God just has to sell a lot of cows!" And that is just what He did for us - cow after cow, we made our way to China and brought Jada home. That isn't to say he provided every penny the way we thought He would - some of it we received by taking a second mortgage (right or wrong financially - we felt it was the way God was providing for us since that was our last option before we traveled).

Now that we are home with both girls - AND I felt God leading me to quit my job at the library (for a number of reasons - some good, some bad - I am still glad to be home) we are tighter than ever financially. Our stepping out in faith was good for us, and still continues to be - God keeps us right on the edge to watch Him provide. (I hope this doesn't sound like complaining - nope, I see right where God has us and I am just grateful that He provides for us enough to pay the bills each month!) So, a few weeks ago we get a call from a meat locker near here and the gal shares with us that someone purchased a portion of a cow for us and how would we like it processed?? Can you just see how great God is??? Once again, we had to smile - He provided a COW for us to show us He's still watching out and providing for us!! I love that - I wanted to share with everyone how God will NOT let you flounder on your own when you follow Him. I think the poor gal on the other end of the line thought I had lost it - I said a couple of times, "A Cow?? How awesome is that??" Yep, the cow is home - in our freezer and we feel so blessed. It was an anonymous gift - we can't even appropriately say thank you - but that is just how God likes to do it sometimes. I know, some are shaking their heads and saying, "Becky, it's a cow - really!!" But God just does not drop cows on you everyday and to us it was a great big hug from Him!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a blessing!! We have many many times wondered how God would provide for us but time again...I end up wondering why I ever doubted. The money comes after our faith. God is always faithful. What a blessing!!! Thanks for sharing. I've been marveling at this with my family lately too.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Becky, This is an awesome story. God is good and sometimes a little mystery is good for us.
My daughter and her family have Mya--5 year old they brought to her forever home 2 years ago, and they are going back for 2 year old Ruby to round out their perfect family. God does provide. They can witness to that. Who knows? They may be called to bring yet another child.
Also, I still want the siggie, just need to see some samples. I have nothing to match to. Just want something nice but different. Just my name.
★Linda★

ShaggaBear said...

What a blessing!!! God does provide... exceedingly and abundantly!
-linda

Football and Fried Rice said...

LOVE IT!! First of all "just a cow"? I would LOVE to get a cow ;) I truly love the way that God chooses go reveal Himself - amazing!!

Blessings,
Sara
(an Iowa mommy with a blessing from Henan!)

Living the Good Life said...

Wow, I would love to get a cow, too. God is awesome! Thanks for the reminder that He is taking care of us.

BTW, I am sending you a blog award. :) I have never done got or sent an award before, so I hope it is the right way to do this.

http://livingthegoodlife2.blogspot.com/2011/02/award-oh-wow.html

Kayla

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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