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Saturday, October 3, 2009

FOOD FOR THE SPIRIT--Around Every Corner

Do you ever get the feeling that someone is watching you? I know, it sounds creepy, but sometimes, I truly can feel someone not only watching me, but really looking out for me. I felt that way today as the announcement was made that a temple will be built in my hometown. I know there are probably millions of very deep, spiritual and temporal reasons for that particular announcement at this particular moment in time. Still, I can't help but feel that Heavenly Father is bringing a temple to Brigham City just for me. I think of the weeks the Spirit has been working on me, whispering that it's been too long since my last visit. I think of the last three attempts we made to go to the temple...babysitter backing out, no gas money, and no gas money. Could it be that with all the other reasons, Heavenly Father really, truly did think of me? Now, with this thought in mind, I recommit myself to regular temple attendance, as a token of my gratitude. I love that He loves me.

What about the day I needed size 3 diapers...NOW, but pay day wasn't until Friday? How was it that I went to the store anyway, knowing full well that diapers cost more than $4, only to find a ripped open, then taped back shut bag with a clearance sticker that read $3.50?

Or what about the day I went school shopping and completely "forgot" to buy jeans for my daughter, to come home to a large bag of hand-me-down, brand-name jeans in new condition, sitting on my doorstep?

I also think of God's love for me whenever a sunset in my favorite colors: bright orange and hot pink, canvases the sky just at the moment I am at my breaking point. I feel cared for when my alarm clock is set for p.m. instead of a.m. and I wake to someone whispering my name and a touch on my shoulder, and turn to see no one there except for my sleeping husband. And I am overwhelmed with gratitude each time I make a tremendous effort to get my large family out the door for 9:00 church and find myself sitting in a Young Women's lesson that turns out to be just the answer to prayer for which I was seeking so desperately.

I do not believe in coincidences. There are lessons, opportunities, testimonies, evidences, and consequences, but no coincidences. I do believe in God's love and what my dear friend, Diane, refers to as "arranging angels." I thank God for His watching care and the evidences of His love for me. . . around every corner.

5 comments:

jnkeller said...

I believe in those "arranging angels" too! More than once this last week I've been lifted by several different angels who had come to my rescue unbeknownst to them! I'm so grateful that Heavenly Father knows us better than we do!

K Walton said...

I couldn't have said it better myself! BTW, you have been an angel in my life at a very difficult time, probably without knowing it =)

jnkeller said...

That's what sisters do! Hang in there! Things will look up very soon! Especially with that temple going in!

Kate said...

Wow, Kristin. Your uplifting words are inspiring and wonderful. Thanks for sharing. It helps so much to hear of others who can understand eternal dieting. :)

K Walton said...

Thanks for visiting Katee! I hope you keep coming back! (Your blog is pretty awesome, too! You are an exceptional writer!)