Pearls of Wisdom: the Grace of Providence

I ran across this little pearl of wisdom while perusing some of my favorite blogs (that I used to have time to read all the time) over the weekend.  As I was catching up on Tammy at Wing and a Prayer Farm‘s lamb and goat shearing, and lambing, and exciting farm news (one day I WILL HAVE GOATS AND LAMBS AND CHICKENS), I stopped in my tracks at this poetic gem in the midst of the farm news, and I knew that I just had to share it.

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“…the grace of providence, how much more beautiful life is when you’re open to working with the blowing wind instead of being consumed with how to build a shelter against it.”
– Tammy, Wing and a Prayer Farm

Isn’t that the truth?  I’m reminded every. single. day. that God instructs us to pray for our daily bread.  Not to be be consumed with collecting enough bread to stockpile for days ahead, but to trust Him to provide for us each and every day.  And I’m reminded so often that when we do trust him, when we work with the blowing wind, and only worry about our daily bread, we are gifted the most divine solutions to our problems, and everything always works out as it should.  As I get ready to embark on the greatest adventure of all time in a couple of weeks, this is a prayer I intend to repeat daily and a sentiment I’ll keep close to my heart.

“Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Look, I’m going to rain down food from heaven for you. Each day the people can go out and pick up as much food as they need for that day. I will test them in this to see whether or not they will follow my instructions.’”Exodus 16:4 (NLT)

2 weeks until Baby Kirbo’s arrival! Unless he or she decides to make an appearance sooner. :)

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3 thoughts on “Pearls of Wisdom: the Grace of Providence

  1. Tamara E White

    OH! What a flattering, beautiful surprise to see my words as such! Thank you for the lovely credit, but thank you for your heart, for sharing. I wish you the sweetest days.

  2. Joni Timmons Harrison

    Natalie, I want to thank you for sharing this post today. God never ceases to amaze me. When I saw this it was like the feeling of arms being wrapped around me. I have had the pleasure of knowing your Mother and your Grandparents. Our families have known each other for many years and we’re always good friends so I really enjoy watching your and Anna Jo’s lives unfold. Best wishes to you and your husbands upcoming addition!

    Joni Timmons Harrison
    (Daughter of Joan Parker Timmons and grandchild of Jess and James Parker)

    P.S. Please give your Mother my best! I always thought she was the prettiest and coolest Chick when I was growing up.

    1. oystersandpearls Post author

      Joni – thank you for such a sweet, heartfelt comment! I am so glad to hear from you, and so glad that God shared this through me with you when you needed to hear it. :) He is good, all the time! PS My Mom is still the prettiest and coolest chick, in my opinion. ;)


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