Thursday, November 15, 2007

God's Bounty

Bless us oh Lord,

And these thy gifts,

Which we are about to receive,

From thy bounty,

Through Christ our Lord,


My Frugal Friday tip (yes I know its only Thursday), is to pray when shopping. If we are trying our best to live up to the Proverbs 31 Woman our Lord will help us. When we go shopping we should ask Him to help us. This is a prayer I might say:

"Lord, you know I've got $_____ to spend today and I don't know how I'm going to feed my family on that amount, but You do. Please help me to find the foods and sales that you would have me buy."

Then be on the lookout for the things that He has put there for you!!! You might see something on sale or marked down that you have a coupon on, that you wouldn't have even noticed before.

If we make sure we take the Lord with us to the grocery store we will also be more aware of shopping with integrity. He will provide for us. We don't need to be greedy, just smart! We need to be polite to the other shoppers and the cashiers. We need to put our shopping carts back where they belong. We need to be patient with the other people in the parking lot.

If you are not familiar with "Laine's Letters", please visit her website some time when you've got time to browse. I could spend the whole day there if I had time. But HERE is one letter she wrote about "Fearless Food Shopping" in which she states that she prays before shopping, while shopping and after shopping!

Here are a couple of pictures of God's bounty at my house. My husband picked all these green tomatoes before the first frost we had last week. They are spread out on newspaper in our garage to ripen. There were at least 100 other tiny green tomatoes that were given to our goats. There are also green peppers. We had a bumper crop of green peppers this year!

These are sweet potatoes my husband brought home this week. There are red one and white ones. They are also being stored in the garage.

Yes, God has provided well for my family. My pantry is full and the grocery stores are stocked to the top with all kinds of wonderful foods. There are also local farmers, vegetable stands and generous neighbors.

Thank you Lord!

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Bren said...

Great post. Prayer is a key ingredient in all we do.

Blue Sky said...

You are so right!! Some of "R"s co-workers give us peppers from time to time. i am not a huge fan of peppers by themselves, but they go into a lot of recipes I make. Yesterday I made a crockpot full of chili using fresh hot peppers! Man, it is SPICY!! So I hardly ever have to buy peppers (and you give us peppers too!)

Rhonda in OK said...

I love sweet potatoes and am so glad they are season. One store here them on sale for 39 cents a pound and I plan on stocking up when I do my shopping.

Anonymous said...


That was a very meaningful and thoughtful post. You are so right!
Thank you for the reminder.


Littlepenpen said...

I think if we remember to put God into everything we do, we would do a whole lot of things differently. Great post! I didn't think to save my tomatoes before the first frost. It breaks my heart to see all those green tomatoes now lying on the ground. I didn't know you had goats... my dad is a goat lover. I've tried to help "doctor" them from time to time.

Lady Why said...

That is quite a bounty! I love fresh garden foods. Thank you for sharing how the Lord is providing for you!

Bethany Sue, CFO said...

All I can say is praise the Lord!
Stop by my blog. I finaly did that post about coupon organization.

Sherry said...

Your bounty is lovely to see, and great timing for the coming week!

Country Girl At Heart said...

I really needed to read this post. I remember a time when I would pray while washing the dishes and or doing household chores. It would give me a pleasant outlook and allow me to do my work faster with cheerfulness.

I have strayed away from this habit, but yur post has brought it back to my remeberance. Not only will I pray while I work but while I create my menus and before, during and after grocery shopping.

Lisa said...

What a wonderful tip!! Thanks so much for sharing. :o)

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