Yesterday I wrote about my struggle to choose to do what is right and place my trust in the One who has always cared for me. Only yesterday. (Here.)
Less than an hour after I got home I took a phone message for my husband from a shop in town where we take our car for servicing. When he came home he returned the call.
“We won something,” he said. “Bluetooth earphones.”
“Wow! I don’t remember entering a contest. Did you?” I asked.
“No. Apparently we were entered automatically the last time we took the car in.”
When I was finished with my meeting he presented me with two sets of Bose earphones – one for each of us. A couple of years ago I tried out a similar pair. I loved them, but there was no way I could buy such an extravagant thing for myself.
Eagerly I hooked them up to my phone (My kind husband gave me a new one when his crashed. He took my old one since I’m the one who fills up the memory space with music and photos.) I recently I compiled a list of songs of praise. They were in no particular order. When the ear phones came alive I heard Selah singing “Standing on the Promises.”
Standing on the promises, I cannot fail when the howling storms of doubt and fear assail.
This was followed by Lauren Daigle singing “Everything.”
Even the sparrow has a place to lay its heads so why would I let worries steal my breath?
When “Total Praise” by Richard Smallwood starting playing I cried happy tears.
Lord, I lift up my eyes unto the hills knowing my help is coming from you.
In less than an hour after I chose to obey and go pay what I felt was an unfair bill, I received not just one unexpected gift, but two! If God can provide something that I desired but thought was out of reach, he will surely meet all our needs.
Yes, Lord, I can hear you. I lift my hands in total praise to You!
This morning my husband is catching up on emails surrounded by a symphony playing Beethoven (at a volume perfect for him.) He told me he felt like the Lord was saying, “I’m giving you back the gift of music, which you have forgotten.”