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As many of you know who have read my book, the first chapter is about how God provides at yard sales.  I LOVE to share about answered prayer and the treasures that come my way.  When I receive a compliment on something I’m wearing, my friends smile and say “yard sale?”  “Yes, God dresses me,” I reply.  It is so much fun and I am always so grateful!

It’s not only clothes that God provides for – it’s gifts, books, air conditioners, beach chairs, and much more.  Recently, my friend Amy asked if I had a particular book that she needed for her new job.  I checked by bookcase and I didn’t have it. So, I do what I always do. I prayed and asked God to provide it at a yard sale. This was not your usual book that you would find at a yard sale, but an expensive Clinicians DSM diagnostic book for mental disorders. 

The first yard sale I stopped at had lots of books. The woman recognized me from the church we both attended and we started to chat. She asked if there was something special I was looking for. I told her about the DSM book. No, she didn’t have it. The next weekend while at a yard sale, the woman from my church was at the same yard sale.  She said, “You were looking for the DSM book, right?” I said, “Yes.” She said, “I found it today at another yard sale and I have it in my truck for you.”  I couldn’t believe it.  Not only did she find it, but she gave it to me for free.

As I packed to go on vacation last week, I remembered that my cover-up for my bathing suit had shrunk.  I needed something to wear over my bathing suit and I was leaving in 2 days and it was October. Hmmm, maybe I could find something at a yard sale, I thought.  Sure enough, the first yard sale I went to had lots of clothes.  The woman asked “is there something you are looking for? “  “Yes, a cover-up for my bathing suit.”  She then led me to the blanket with the cover-ups!  Now, really who would believe me that there were 3 cover-ups.  I found one that not only matched my new black bathing suit, but fit perfectly, and it was only $1.

Is it all about just asking and believing? I encourage you to ask for what you want from God. It may not come immediately, but it will come in the perfect and right timing. Trust, trust and trust some more.

Blessings Pat

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