I love it when God delightfully surprises me, when He does something that was totally unnecessary and un-asked for and unexpected.
I was resigned to paying a whole bunch of money (a triple digit bunch of money) for something I needed – not something earth shattering or necessary for life and breath, but something I was going to have to purchase sooner or later anyway. “Well, Lord, You’ve blessed me and this won’t totally break my bank and I am so grateful for Your provision, so here we go.”
Then, an idea came to my mind to try one more option before I hit the “purchase” button. And that’s when I believe God smiled. And He watched as I smiled. I purchased my VEI (Very Expensive Item) for… get this … $5.00.
Oh, I know, there will be skeptics who shake their heads at my weird excitement and tell me that God doesn’t work that way and it was just a nice coincidence. But I’m going to keep smiling anyway. Because I believe it’s little things like this that remind me that no matter what’s happening in my life, no matter what the need is, God can provide. He might not always be as dramatic as my $5.00 purchase today. He might choose to have me sweat it out a little longer, or He may even want me to make the purchase and trust Him to provide.
But today He smiled. He made me smile. And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God loves to delightfully surprise me.
Even when it’s totally unnecessary.
Your comforts delight my soul. Psalm 94:19
The LORD rejoiced over you to do you good. Deuteronomy 28:63
The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17