I've been counseling my kiddos about not holding on too tightly to their "stuff." Their favorite toys, books, t-shirts...bikes...games...and so on. I've been preparing them to choose a small amount of stuff that will come with us, while the rest of it will be given away or put in storage.
But today, I had an opportunity to walk my talk. I sold my minivan. The same one that I purchased with chagrin five years ago because I had always vowed not to be a Minivan Momma. The one that I have come to feel completely comfortable in. Man, I loved that car! Power side doors....plenty of room...6 CD changer that could play enough music to entertain three littles for a long drive....
I sadly watched it roll out of my driveway and away from me down the street...
Before I had too long to pout, this scripture popped into my head:
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."
See, instead of watching my minivan drive away, I should have been looking toward God. I should have been offering Him praise and thanks for the quickly-growing list of thing He has provided (including a trustworthy person to buy that minivan). Once I started mentally listing all that I'm thankful for, I immediately felt better.
God knows what we need. He is in motion right now--bringing people and resources together in powerful ways to provide for you and for me. He will provide a vehicle for us to take to Haiti. It won't be a minivan--I'm sure of that. It won't be the kind of vehicle I ever would have chosen for myself. But, it's exactly what I'll need.
Anyway. Back to packing.