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The Provision of the Lord

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Marveling the sweetness of God and His provisions… our yard is filled with things that seem to be here for ‘whateverailsya’!!  Sweet that He would provide for me very specific herbs/remedies in abundance.
 
  
 ♫ Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! 
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

 The more I study (and read the labels on my *purchased* tinctures) I see what the Lord has *already* provided here in abundance!!  Massive abundance!   I am brought to tears at the goodness and mercy of God on my behalf.  Incredibly, different herbal remedies I have needed (and have purchased from my healthfood store) are here in abundance.  Just to  consider this is so humbling.  As I consider my favourite flowers… Hydrangeas!  Well, the hydrangea root is an ingredient in a tincture I regularly use for kidney/bladder issues.  Then I think on many other ingredients listed on the bottles and tinctures I have in my cabinet and fridge.  Garlic. Burdock. Dandelion. Juniper berries. English Walnut. Black Walnut. Cleavers. Raspberry leaf. Chickweed.  Plantain. Lavender.  And, ta-dah! Just discovered the medicinal benefit *willow tree* bark — acetylsalicylic acid – aspirin!   Isn’t this incredible to ponder?!?!

Before we bought this home, during the search for a home for our family, my sister-in-law suggested that I make a list of things to present to the Lord — a list of my heart’s desires for our family home.  On the top of that list, I asked the Lord for a willow tree and space for the children to run and play.  How sweet of the Lord to provide for me in ways I knew not  — and gave me desires He would later fulfill or reveal.  All the while we’ve lived here, year after year I’ve discovered new things about Him and His precise provisions for me – for my husband and children.  Interestingly, it seems I’m just discovering them as I need them—-generally after I’ve purchased an herbal remedy, I will look up the different herbal ingredients and that’s when I discover that God’s already provided what I need and mercifully shows me what to do next.  His care is unending and His love, eternal. 

 
I pray the Lord will be your All in all, your provision and peace and that He’s demonstrating Himself strong on your behalf today. May you always be blessed.
 

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Thank you for joining me here today, may the Lord bless you and your home.