Thursday, May 22, 2008

My #1 Frugal Shopping Tip!

Are you ready for a great shopping experience? Ok, here's my #1 tip for a wonderful, frugal shopping trip........PRAY!!!

Seriously, I'm not joking; it works! Yes, even in "small" matters such as our weekly shopping trips, God cares!
For example, last week I really needed some new shoes. The ones that I had to wear to work were killing my feet! I had exactly $11 cash left to spend, and thought, "Wow, this is going to be tough." So I prayed. I asked God to help me find a pair of shoes that were not only comfortable, but were stylish and less than $11.

I went in the store fully confident that God would provide...and He did! I found a cute pair of shoes that are very comfortable, but when I looked at the price tag, it read $12.99. I was a little disappointed, but I prayed again.

And that's when I noticed that those exact shoes were on sale for $9.99 that week! So with tax the shoes were $10.64! God provided AND I had change!

Moral of the story: Don't ever think that something is so small that God doesn't care. As our loving Abba, He wants to bless us...all we have to do is ask and believe. His answer may not be in the exact way we thought or exactly WHEN we want it, but He always, always, always provides!

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