Monday, June 13, 2011

Twisteez Wire & Soli Deo Gloria

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If any of you have been involved in Vacation Bible School, you might know how much it takes to get ready.  This year, I'm the resources director, which means I'm responsible for buying, borrowing, and finding (can you say sheep's horns??) supplies for 100+ volunteers and 240 kids.  We'll just say that Excel is my friend (most of the time).  Anyway, about a month before VBS, we send out prep projects to be done so that I don't have to assemble all parts to everything.  Some of these projects are, let's say, mission critical.

Enter the Twisteez Wire.  I needed Twisteez cut in half and then this little white, round ring attached to it.  It is part of the craft on Tuesday and as of the Thursday before, the person who took it still hadn't brought it back.  We didn't know who had it because they hadn't signed the sheet.  Did I mention that I had ordered the wire VIA THE INTERNET and that this type of wire is not available at any store that I know of?  And there is this little thing called SHIPPING TIME?

Needless to say, we were all a bit worried.  So, I prayed and God whispered in my head, "It will be there."  These words held me over for a day but the next day, I started worrying again.  I asked God for a scripture to let me know that the wire would turn up and that we would have what we needed.  I felt led to read Psalm 36.  I turned to my Bible and found this:

Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens;
Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
Your justice like the ocean's depths.
You care for people and animals alike, O Lord.
How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter under Your wings.
You feed them from the abundance from your own house,
Letting them drink from the river of delights.
For You are the fountain of life,
the light by which we see.
Psalm 36: 5-9
On Saturday, just before the director was about to order more, in walked the volunteer with the bag full of Twisteez wire, complete with little white rings attached.


The moral?  If God cares about Twisteez wire for VBS, how much does He care about whatever concerns you?  No matter the issues, He cares.  It doesn't matter if you think God would deem it insignificant.  What matters is that He doesn't view it that way.  Big or small, He's there.


Have fun at the linky party.  It's VBS, but I'll get to you as soon as I can!

31 comments :

  1. Big or small, He's there. I love that! What a busy week you're going to have -- praying for you and the kids.

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  2. What a great encouraging . . . (except for you while your were waiting) story. I love VBS and always remember being delightfully exhausted at the end. I grew up with a 2 week night time VBS, that included the whole church. Very fun.

    Praying for extra energy and more wonderful surprises of God's blessing on your week, Jen.

    fondly,
    Glenda

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  3. That's awesome. I love that scripture and the song sung recorded by Third Day. God truly cares about the details of our live -big and small!

    Two of mine started VBS this week, too. Hooray for VBS...and thanks for your work behind the scenes for all those children like mine.

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  4. It crazy the things we worry about. Good luck this week. May you survive it with a smile : )

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  5. If it's worth worrying about, it's worth praying over! Not sure who said that, but it sure makes sense. Get your rest, don't let the enemy get a toehold. Blessings.

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  6. FYI—“Pay it Forward” is posted. I hope you’ll be able to participate. I’m hoping to build “Pay It Forward” up to be a meaningful event, but I need your help to do it. If you can find the time to join in, it would really help to grow the effort!

    Time and time again, I’ve wanted the blogging world to meet someone I’ve met, or read something I’ve read. That’s what this blog meme is all about, “Pay It Forward.” Instead of keeping all these great finds and great friends to myself, or you keeping your great finds and great friends to yourself, we spread the LUV. Sharing the Good News, great tips, wonderful prayers, fabulous photos, scrumptious recipes, hilarious humor, unbelievable books, stories of goodwill, or whatever good knocks your socks off … with one another. I’d love to have you join in the fun, “Pay It Forward,” to those you admire and appreciate, and I hope we’ll get to know each other along the way.

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  7. I love when GOD shows us that He is concerned about the teeniest (twisteest) things in our life. After all, He is The GOD Who created DNA and other microscopic essentials!

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  8. So great! I love reminders that God is in the 'small' things. It gives me so much more faith for the big ones.

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  9. He has counted the hairs on our heads and the twisteez wires, too! Little reminders of how He is looking at the details...I love the way He loves us.

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  10. Hi Jen. God cares about the big and the small. Thanks for the reminder. I've added to my thankful list some of those things that were small but God created a miracle out of them in my life.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  11. Jen - wonderful example of how God cares for everything in our lives - big and small.

    VBS is such a wonderful outreach. I pray for all these little ones who will attend and for the teachers.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  12. I love when God shows us that He cares even about the littlest details of our lives! He loves us so much! God Bless you for being a part of VBS. I've helped in the past at my church and wow..it's a lot of work!

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  13. Since I'm believing Him for something BIG right now, I love the reminder that He has it ALL covered just fine.

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  14. God is good ALL THE TIME! Yeay for stories of God's love and care for the small things of our lives.

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  15. I love how God cares about the little details!
    -Mel

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  16. Awesome illustration! I'm so thankful for His love!

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  17. Wonderful illustration of God in the details of our lives. Great reminder! Have a blessed week of VBS

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  18. I love that He cares for even the smallest of things. I have prayed many times for something that seemed so tiny and yet He came through every time.
    Have a wonderful time in VBS. That brings back many memories for me:)

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  19. I once wrote a post about God caring about the little things. I got the meanest comments. (I had to delete a few) One of them told me to quit bothering God with the little stuff. I'm glad you know that God cares about the little things too. Here's the post, if you care to read it.
    http://journeytoepiphany.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/god-is-faithful/

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  20. Me again:)
    I tried to link with you today and it won't let me. I'll try again next week.

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  21. Thanks for inviting me over here, Jen! May the Lord bless your socks off at VBS and work gloriously in the hearts of the children and volunteers alike (and for VBS at my church, too).

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  23. I love that God cares...about all things in our lives...thank you for sharing.
    Don't know how I just deleted myself...retrying. I was having linky issues this morning too.

    Go VBS! Some of my favorite memories as a kiddo were at VBS!

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  24. God sees. God cares. I love it. I needed this reminder. Thank you dear friend.

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  25. I love how God shows His faithfulness in the big and small ways. The way He loves us is astounding and humbling. :)

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  26. smile - how I just love our Father. He loves us so and you. He knows how tired this is and at the same time how much you love it and the kids. I pray you hear for weeks of all the blessings that come out of this week. Praying for a deep refreshing nights sleep and you awaken to hear Him telling you how much He loves you:)
    xo

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  27. Big or small...He cares. Always a needed reminder. And beautiful Word. I just love the phrase unfailing love.

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  28. It's always great to go back to scripture when we're fretting over something! The Lord comes through, and He's never late! Big things or small! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  29. Isn't God amazing that he answers the biggest and the not-so-biggest of our prayers?

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  30. Sorry I missed the link up this week....went to link up but was too late :( ...crazy busy end of term at school. Love that verse from Psalms.... especially that part about his justice being as deep as the ocean :)

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  31. slowly catching up with some blog reading. This is a great reminder. I love how He does care for even the little things. Hope VBS was great. I bet your tired, but I bet you were also blessed. I'm our VBS nurse for the week-hard work, but I get to love on a lot of kids :)

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