Over the years, people (namely my husband) have gotten the impression that this means I don't like new things. Wrong! I love new things and would very much enjoy shopping, if I had the money to purchase what I want. I've always thought, "window shopping when you can't afford to buy it is not only a waste of time, but borders on torture."
So this morning I was watching a Christian television show where the Host was interviewing a lady giving her testimony of several "God encounters" that have changed her life. I was crying, as I often do when I watch these shows, and I could feel this desire deep inside that wanted what she was describing.
Immediately I imagined myself standing on the sidewalk staring into a big window of a store. I was gazing at all the beautiful items I desperately wanted but felt I couldn't have. Unknowingly I was standing back watching God do amazing things for other people with the deception that He wouldn't do the same for me.
So I stopped watching the show (it was taped so I paused it) and I prayed "Lord, I'm going into the store and I want it all!"
Without missing a beat, I heard this gentle voice say "you don't need it all, only those things that are a perfect fit for YOU".
I began to praise Him because not only does He want to give me good gifts, but they are made especially for ME.
- God knows my size (how much I can handle)
- He knows my taste (He gives me the desires of my heart because as I abide in Him, my will matches His)
- He knows the appropriate clothes for the season I'm in
Matthew 7:11 - "If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!"