The Perfect Bargain

March 2, 2023 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions

By Carin LeRoy –

Five years ago while planning my daughter’s wedding, we were on a tight budget. I needed to watch every penny to help her plan the big day. She chose burgundy as her color theme. As I planned the decorations, I wondered how I could use the color theme on the tables without over-spending. On a drive back home across town one Saturday, I had the thought to stop in Wal-Mart and check out their bargain material table. Being tired from running errands all day, I dismissed it.

However, the thought persisted. Stop at Wal-Mart and look at their material.

I stopped, walked to the back of the store, and rummaged through their discounted material. In the piles I found a shiny delicate material that would be beautiful for runners on the tables. It was a match for the color my daughter had chosen.  I was thrilled when I walked away with all they had—fifteen yards of material for $15.00!

The Lord’s prompting can be just a still voice that urges us to do something. Is it possible that God would care about such things in my life—like staying on budget? If He can offer us forgiveness, salvation, and an eternal home, can He also not help us with the details of our lives? I believe so.  When I obeyed His promptings that day and walked away with the perfect material to accent the tables, I am sure He smiled.

The majority of our lives is consumed with details and the process of day to day living. The Lord desires to sharpen our sensitivity to His Spirit as we move through each new day.  Learning daily awareness of His promptings allows Him to prepare and lead us through more challenging situations that may come. Responding to Him offers many blessings as we seek to listen to His voice. Remember, God cares about the small things. Let’s watch for His hand and enjoy His presence in our lives.

PRAYER: Thank You that You are a God that cares about the details of my life. Help me to listen for Your promptings and see Your hand in my life.  Give me a heart that watches for and experiences Your presence daily.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17 NIV).

About Carin LeRoy

Today's devotional is by Carin LeRoy, wife to Dale and mother of three grown children and one almost-grown teenager. She has been a missionary with Pioneers since 1982. Her passions are family, missions, piano, and writing to challenge others to live faithful lives for God.
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One Response to “The Perfect Bargain”
  1. Cyn Rogalski says:

    MANY times I’ve felt that sweet nudge from the Holy Spirit, urging me to “choose this” when it made no sense to me. I’ve learned to trust those direct nudges, knowing they are from Him.
    He has only good planned for those who love Him!

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