Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Philippians 4:19

We serve an amazing God. This week I’ve been reminded of Paul’s writing in Philippians 4:19 “And my God will supply all your needs…” This past week I’ve had some future needs of mine met and I can’t help but smile when I think about it.

You see, I entered a contest on Facebook last week. It was sponsored by Lenox (the fine china company) and the guidelines were quite simple. It had to be a 4-8 line poem and had to end with the name of one of their china patterns. The first day I found out about the contest I spent time in the evening working on a poem for it and submitted a few.

Today it was announced that I have been selected as their first winner in the contest and will receive eight place settings in the pattern of Batik. This would be a huge win and big excitement for me anytime, but the current timing of it is especially wonderful. You see, when we moved here, we put some of our things in storage but got rid of a lot of things that didn’t have any particular sentimental meaning to us. Among the things we got rid of was my dishes. I didn’t want to have to worry about wrapping and storing them and was able to find someone else who could use them so I was happy to pass them on. I figured when we returned I’d find a set I liked at Goodwill, a garage sale, or a simple set from WalMart. While here, we are using plastic plates that my mom purchased at Goodwill before we left and what dishes I would have when we returned just wasn’t a worry.

But as the winner of this contest, we will return to a set of Lenox Batik dinnerware. We will have dishes for 8 people in this pattern, which normally costs $99.95 per place setting. In the past, my entire set of dishes didn’t cost that much. I am excited about the win--I did some jumping and hollering and perhaps even some dancing when I found out I’d won--but as I began to think about the verse in Philippians, I couldn’t help but smile and think about God taking care of us and supplying all our needs…both spiritual and physical, both now and in the future, long before the need even arises. Isn’t God good?

(P.S. In case you’re interested, the contest is going on through the end of October and you can still enter. The rules are here:!/photo.php?pid=14713333&fbid=10150253366610511&id=215318295510 right below the photo/logo. Be sure to become a ‘fan’ of them on Facebook before entering. I’d love to find out that a friend was able to enjoy new Lenox as well!)


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