EVERY LITTLE THING
Recently I realized that I would need another pink robe for an upcoming Warrior Mom skit. Chapter 2 of The Warrior Mom Handbook has a skit in it about Lucy and Ethel who realize they have been listening to a CD of lies so they throw them away and take the trash out, hand in hand, wearing their pink bathroom robes. Ensuring that their belts of Truth are secure and in place, allows them to recognize the lies and stand firm. It’s a fun little skit. When I teach the class, I always ask for volunteers to perform the skit.
I knew I would need to find a second affordable pink robe. Since I’m still in the doctorate program and funds are very tight at ministry headquarters, I was wondering how I would buy one. It was on my prayer request list to God and it was on my to do list for myself. I was going to go to the thrift store or look for a really qood coupon. In the mean time, my very close friend who has a lake-house in Alabama was planning a girls’ weekend at the lake with rest and relaxation as the headline entertainment. Reluctantly, I went. At 39-years-old, I had never had a girl’s weekend at a cabin or anywhere else for that matter. My husband and both children told me that I needed to go, so I went. I could also hear God saying, “Come away with me to a quiet place and get some rest…” (Mark 6:31) so, I went. I was glad!
What an amazing weekend. I talked, I laughed, I ate, we went on a long hike, and I rested in amazing measures. I basked in precious friendships. What a gift! Guess what else? In my room, upon my pillow, was a pink robe with the letter K embroidered on it! There was also an oversized Hershey’s Kiss. Can you believe that? Through all this, God reminded me that He is in control of the big things. He is in control of the little things. And, when we listen to what He wants us to do and go where He wants us to go, He provides the things we need before we even have a chance to get them for ourselves. More importantly, He confirms His presence in the most intimate ways. He is such a loving Father.
Kristina Seymour loves to encourage and equip women through the Word and through community. She is the author of The Warrior Mom Handbook, The Warrior Mom Leadership Manual, and The Warrior Wife Handbook; they are available at Amazon.com. Kristina's Bible studies are for women who desire to live by faith in the midst of their everyday lives. She has learned that women can't survive on caffeine and animal crackers alone; women in the Word and in community are united and able to stand firm. To learn more about Kristina, please visit her recently founded Share & Company Publishing House http://seymourkristina.wix.