I love that God uses the simplest areas of my life to teach me some of the most life changing lessons.
Shopping for groceries and household items is just a part of my usual weekly schedule. I normally don’t think much of it. I always viewed it as routine, nothing special.
I tend to be an organizer and list maker by nature. Sometimes I make trips to different stores for favorite items or better prices. This of course means that I make separate lists for the variety of stores I go to.
One morning while I was reading the Bible I came across this scripture. It’s a verse I’ve read many times before, but this time a specific word seemed to jump off the page at me. As if God were saying to me, “Pay attention I have something special to show you.”
He will be the sure foundation for your time, a rich STORE
of salvation and wisdom and knowledge,
the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.
“STORE” Now, there’s a word I’m very familiar with.
I read the verse again… “He will be the sure foundation for your time, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge…”
I pondered that word, a word I have used so many times in such a casual and uneventful manner.
Was God telling me that He had a store?
No sooner did that question cross my mind when I felt I knew the answer. He does… God has a store! He has a wonderful and very rich store filled with beautiful treasures like wisdom and knowledge. He gently encouraged me to take the time and do some daily shopping in His store for my family’s needs.
God’s store has an unlimited supply of priceless treasures that are only available from Him and they satisfy the needs of my household far beyond the simple items once found on my lists.
Proverbs 24: 3-4 tells us that it’s “by wisdom a house is built… and through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”
Building a home is so much more than cooking, cleaning, decorating and stocking the shelves with various necessities, it’s remembering the most important shopping list of all.
It’s a list that can only be written from the heart, by faith in a loving Father who desires to fill each room with rare and beautiful treasures.
I am so thankful that God took a routine part of my weekly schedule that I once viewed as unimportant and turned it into an amazing reminder that He wants to add a few items to my shopping list.
I don’t think I will ever write another shopping list again without thinking about God’s store and all the treasures He has made available to our family through His promises.
Are there a few things God wants to add to your shopping list?Leave a Comment
Blue Cotton Memory says
God wants me to fill up on trust – that I am where I am supposed to be and that He has the plan – and He will take care of those around me who try to put me in emotional chaos. God will open the doors that need opening. I love this – God’s store provides ALL our needs!
Trust. I think that one needs to be at the top of my list every day too! May God truly bless you as you trust in Him and His plans.
Modupe @ Hephzibah Bride says
Love love love this! I really could do with a stock up of wisdom!
Blessings to you too! May the Lord always light your path with His wisdom!
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Charina @ Pondered Thoughts says
More of trusting and courage.
I do trust Him and surrendered everything to His plan and will and through this I find the peace that I need….but the the worry would try to sneak in at times so I needed more 🙂
All good things.
Charina, I need SO much more of Him too! Everyday! Why is it that worry sneaks up on us all? Blessings to you!
I love this! It is so easy to forget that God wants to help us, and gives freely of his love. I could use more trust as well. I need to remember that God will provide and that I have no reason to worry…but worry and anxiety seem to follow me around.
Heather, You are so right! God does love us freely and He wants to provide for every need. Blessings to you!
Just catching up on my reader this morning – love this post – thank you! Love the idea of visiting God’s store every day; and the Proverbs link. My greatest desire is to make our home a place that reflects God’s love and beauty; and need to add wisdom and revelation to my shopping list!
Thank you Danise xx
Thank you Victoria! May God fill your every desire with His precious treasures!
Blessings to you!
Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) says
I love this post. On my list… wisdom, faith, trust and courage. Thank you for this reminder that God’s store is so much more valuable than any other store we can visit on a daily basis.
Brittnie, I need to add courage to my list too! May our Lord bless you with wisdom, faith, trust and courage to accomplish every good work He has for you!
Julie O says
So which aisle is patience and forgiveness on? maybe the baking aisle, things get all stirred up, then hot for a while….but with the right recipe, everyone will smile over a warm chocolate chip cookie.
Julie, Oh No! 🙂 You used the “P” word… patience! Wow. How I need both patience and forgiveness too! I LOVE how you described them both with baking… “Stirred up, hot but with “God” comes joy” Love it! Thanks for sharing! Blessings to you!
Thank you for bringing that verse to life for me! Sweet shopping!
Sweet shopping to you too Margi!! Blessings to you!
Anastasia Diamond says
My dear daughter, Danise…
You touch the face of our God with your insights and your writing. He holds every good thing ‘in store’ for you. -with so much love and continuing prayers, Mom
Awww… Mom! Thank you! Love you!!!
Beth Williams says
Loved the post! I want to go get a huge dose of patience, wisdom & trust. Like a lot of women I want to know what’s in my future and I want it now.
My hubby and I now pray, using Solomon’s example, for wisdom to make right choices.
Just head me down the right aisle for my Godly supplies.
Great wording & post!
Danise Jurado says
Beth, What a great way to pray, wisdom for right choices, we can trust He will always lead us on the right path. The last line of your comment needs to be my prayer, “Please Lord just lead me down the right aisle for all my Godly supplies!” Blessings to you!
Thank you, Danise, for using that Godly shopping list to prepare a satisfying meal for all of us.
It’s encouraging to be reminded that our heavenly Father truly supplies for all our needs. Each and every item, he has already purchased with his blood. All I need do, is ask.
Andrea, AMEN!!! He has already purchased every item with His blood! Blessings to you!
So, so true. Sometimes when I am talking to God, I feel like there is a whole list of things I so desperately need – patience, wisdom, that ability to love others as He does, and so on. And He knows just what we need even more than we do.
Amy, It’s always so comforting to me too, knowing that God not only knows what I need but He knows before I do and better than I do. Blessings to you!
Kaitlin @ Perceptions & Passions says
I really enjoyed this. 🙂
God wants me to add “patience” to my shopping list. 🙂
What a wonderful post. God sure has already stocked up on a whole lotta wisdom in you. Thank you for sharing it with us. It was very encuraging!!
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