So the yard sale was a great success. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the youth ministry. I could look around at all of that "stuff" and see God turning it into funds to send out his Word, to spread the gospel. That's pretty amazing.
The "bummer" part was that my bows were nowhere to be found at the yard sale. I had really worked hard on these, even remade ones that I made when I first started because they weren't good enough. Small, medium, large. Gamecock colors, Clemson colors. Cute bow holders you can hang on door knobs and coat hangers. And I priced them at bargain prices. Clippies 2 for$1 (I even learned how to make Christmas tree clippies!), small bows for 50c and up. Huge bows for 3.50 thinking the youth would still make some good money and my friends could buy bows at good prices.
Apparently, someone got to the yard sale early and lifted them? All of them. That's the only thing I can think that happened. I had labled yard sale baskets with signs, separating them by price. When I looked around, most of the baskets I had used were there but no bows. Several people remember seeing them before the stuff was moved outside this morning but then they magically disappeared. Or I guess they could have accidentally been thrown away.
Theft has always been something that bothers me, you know, just gets to me at the core. Then I thought about it--I am not going to let this get to me. Why? Well, it goes along with a devotion I shared today.
Ephesians 1:23-24 says that Christ fills every thing in every way. Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled. Praise God I am at a point in my life where I feel filled. Yes, there are days that I think it is really not possible to be a good mommy to a 2 year old and a 3 year old at the same time, not to mention being a satisfactory wife, housekeeper, chauffer, choir director, Sunday school teacher, mentor, and friend. But I am filled! And fufilled! Because Christ fills every thing in every way. I wasted so many years of my life looking to be filled by something or someone else and then when that didn't workout asking Jesus to put me back together. Graciously, He did, time and again. But I am to the point in my heart of hearts where I want to stop doing it backwards! I want to come to Him, to learn of Him, to sit at His feet and choose what is better. Friend, are you filled up today? If not, and you are saved, step back, breathe deep and figure out what or who it is you have been looking to all day for fufillment. Fix your eyes on Jesus and fill up! If you are not saved, will you please comment here and I can share the secret of this contentment with you? Because, see, today my wonderful hubby treated me to a spa pedicure for Mother's Day. Oh, that was amazing. But you know what happened when I got home? That beautiful, soft, freshly pampered foot ended up right in a puddle of tee tee. And I was able to laugh, clean up the offender, and move on because as great as that hour was, I wouldn't trade it for one minute with my savior. He is the Word, the Alpha, and the Omega. And He fills me.