It is the little things that God does in my life that make me smile and reminds me of His infinite love for me. Don’t get me wrong, He has taken care of some really “big” things in my life and I am humbled and awed. But for some reason that doesn’t surprise me because He is God. He is able to do immeasurably more than I ask or imagine but it is when He does those little seemly unimportant things that I am reminded how very much He loves me. Today for example, I have plans this evening to meet with friends for pizza. A few days ago, I had asked my friend what could I bring this evening and she had replied “chocolate. A little chocolate is always nice.” That is easy. I have to be in the city on Friday so I will run in the chocolate store at the World Financial Center and pick up a few little goodies. Not!! The WFC is being remodeled and the chocolate store is closed. Not to worry, I will come up with plan B. As a side note, there isn’t a grocery store in my town. I have to drive 10 miles to the grocery store. Well, I just didn’t feel like running out this morning so I thought there must be something I can make or worse comes to worse I will run in the grocery store when I head to the pizza gathering. So since I didn’t actually have anything that was “happening” today and wanted to be lazy I was still in my pajamas when the phone rang. “Oh good you are home we are a few minutes away and want to stop by” This is a rare event because my house is not on the way to anywhere. You can’t get there from here or get here from there – no seriously in the 28 years I have lived here “no one is just in the neighborhood”. I had a lovely visit with friends who I have been thinking about a lot lately but hadn’t had the opportunity to connect with. Wow, so glad I was home. What a treat! Speaking of treats I still needed a chocolate treat to bring this evening. So I look on the internet for something chocolate that I can make with the supplies that I have on hand. I don’t have the most well stocked pantry but this is where I got to see God’s provision. I realized I had Nutella and I found a recipe that I thought maybe I would have all the ingredients for and I did. It was amazing. I was struck by the realization that the creator of the universe is such a personal God that He cares about the smallest of details in my life. I am learning more and more that every single day God wants to reveal more of who He is to me and I need to slow down and let Him.
FYI: I made Nutella bites – yummy.
Recipe can be found at:http://stopnsmellthechocolates.blogspot.com/2009/10/would-you-like-chocolate-with-that_30.html
Love hearing about the little ways God works, as well as the big ways!!