Yesterday I went to the store for the first time with $7.50 in hand. $7.50 is the money I had saved from Thursday to Saturday. I bought milk, $1.25 worth of sugar, yogurt for Breanna, and some bananas. My total came to $7.15. I was thrilled to be under budget. I decided to buy whole milk and make it stretch by adding some water.
My dad said that since he wasn’t on a $2.50 a day challenge he would take us out to lunch. He was teasing with me a little bit. He also said that next time they think about coming into town they will see if we are in the middle of a challenge before committing.
This evening before church a sweet lady in our church brought us some authentic Spanish food and a dozen eggs. I don’t think she has any idea that we are doing this challenge. She just stopped by to let us try some of the food that they eat on a regular basis. It was delicious. Before dinner this evening Garrett prayed and thanked the Lord that He has been giving us food.
I am not sure exactly what these are called, but they are filled with cheese or meat. These were so good!
Home grown eggs taste a lot different than store bought eggs. They have a richer softer texture!
Today we took up an offering for needy people in our congregation and I thought it fitting to put our daily money toward the offering. One thing that stood out to me in the Hudson Taylor biography I just read was a story of him asking God to provide for him while he still had provisions left. When he gave all that he had God gave him what he needed! I love that.
Only once in my life have I been in a circumstance where I had nothing. No food. No money. No credit. And no gas. I was in college and God showed me so much through that time in which I had to just pray and rely on Him. There is nothing like it! It was hard but God was drawing me to Himself in a way I had never experienced before.
I want God not money to be my everything!