Saturday, September 25, 2021

Not Like the World

This has been a busy and slightly stressful week. We are in the midst of looking for a second car. We had two promising leads that fell through. I've had to remind myself several times that I am a child of God. I do not have to impulse buy or act like there will be no more opportunities. God knows our need, our budget and our hearts. He will provide at just the right time. He is an on-time God!

These thoughts led me to mulling over a post I wrote some time back called "Opposite," which asks the question:

"We're to be salt and light to a lost and dying world. How can we do that if we look just like them?"

I know the bible does not tell us about how to buy a car; but I believe to seek God when I have a need and then trust for an answer to come is a biblical way to live my life. 

I do have to do my part by searching for a vehicle. God won't drop it in my lap. But when I do find what looks to be a good fit, I'm to pray and ask for Him to work out the details. When I feel peace, I proceed; but if I don't have peace, I should back away.

It's a lifelong quest to live as my Savior would. I'm so thankful He left me a guide in the Bible, and also a Guide in the Holy Spirit!

This week at my post, Keep Casting Your Care, spoke to my situation as well. He wants to know every detail of our lives. Why? Because He is intimately involved in the lives of His children. If He knows the amount of hairs on my head, wouldn't He be interested in the wheels I drive?

In other news, this week was the start of Baylee's volleyball games. Between Brody's football games and now volleyball, I have become that grandparent who sits in the bleachers cheering on my grandchild. I wouldn't have it any other way!

How did your week go? Leave a comment and share!


I'm sharing this post at Tell His Story and Let's Have Coffee


  1. How fun to cheer on your grandchildren. I do hope I get to be a grandmother some day! Meanwhile I will cheer on the various things my young adult daughters are going through and remind them that the Lord cares for EVERY aspect of their lives. Praying God leads you to just the perfect fit car for you!! Loved this post.

  2. Jerralea, also having a challenging week, but loved your reminder that you (we) are children of God, we do not need to impulse buy or wring our hands at making decisions or worrying about provisions! With God as our Father we can rest in His care!

  3. I do believe the Lord is with us in our purchases and will guide you to the vehicles which will be a blessing to you and your family.

  4. Jerralea, this is such a good reminder that God knows our needs, how He'll provide them, and when. I also appreciate the truth you brought out that we have roles and God has roles. Enjoy supporting your grands. That's such a gift that you live close enough to go to their games. :)


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