Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sometimes all you can give is a prayer...

God showed me something today,he opened my heart. I was driving my daughter to school today and I was deep in thought worried about money problems. I just was argueing with my husband the night before over money and we usually don't do that. After I dropped niki off at school I'm driving home still worried and you want to know what I was worried about? My grandsons birthday is this weekend and I told my daughter I would buy him this toy that is alittle costly but trying to be a good memaw I said oh I'll get that for him and anyway things are really tight for us right now and we just don't have that extra money this week. Yup you heard it right I was worried about buying my grandson a toy! I argued with my husband over a toy! Guilty!!! Well anyway back to my driving home as I was worried and talking to God about it I looked over on the side of the road and there was a family a mom and dad and a little boy about the same age as my grandson,they were digging in the trash,I don't know what they were digging for but I just started to cry because I was worried about how I would buy a toy and God showed me how some people don't even have food. I wanted so badly to pull over and give them money but that made me cry more because all I had in my wallet was some change, I said I don't have anything to give them and then I realized or as I like to believe God whispered in my ear and said you have a voice,say a prayer. I love when God does that!

10 comments:

Mary said...

Buffy, what a precious heart you have. I understand wanting to give to your grandson, I understand the argument about it, I understand not having the funds to give. God understands more.

Thank you for your transparency. For sharing the place where God met you.

Blessings and peace!

Diane said...

Oh Buffy, God works in mysterious ways, and we've all been there, and sometimes He has to intervene to show us what we really have.

Marilyn Rock said...

Buffy; thanks so much for sharing this with us. God does have a way of guiding us if we're open to it and you were. Thinking of you - Marilyn xxoo

Martha Lever said...

Oh, Buffy, I have a tear in my eye right now after reading your wonderful post. The piece you painted is so lovely and powerful and your heart is so tender and sweet. I know that you are not alone is the money problems area. We, also, are very concerned about the financial future. But God told you right, as He always does...we can pray!

Manon said...

Oooh Buffy that is so sweet, you have a very kind heart!I know how you must have felt, it is hard when you want to give and you can't. But I guess your grandson will know or feel that you are a very giving/loving person and that is more important than any toy. Toys we forget about but loving grandmas stay forever in our hearts.
Big hug
ManonXx

wanda miller said...

oh buffy, such a meaningful post and such honesty. thank you for sharing with us...prayer is so so powerful...the gifts from God are just THAT when our hearts are in the right place. we all need reminders yet the best part of this is that you HEARD HIM when it wasn't what you were looking for, yet were in prayer!!! you are God's love!
and as for your art work, there is such emotion in this one piece, it is more than beautiful. (i haven't been on the computer lately)
then your previous posts with your paintings are so heartfelt and special...your gifts are showing!!! xo wanda

jgr said...

Buffy what a great post! How good that you were 'tuned in' to receive God's message.

wanda miller said...

ya' little sweet pea, thank you for your words of encouragement! xo and i'm glad i came back here again to see this...it is so special to me! xo

wanda miller said...

thanks buffy about the deer...they are so dear! hahahahah xoxo

Faye said...

Buffy, this is so touching. Thanks for sharing and reminding us that He is nearer than hand or foot, as the scriptures say.