Just got back from a lovely bike ride with my dear husband. We took our matching 1980's Shwinns for a spin around our neighborhood. It was a nice morning to be outside before the heat of the day starts taking over. I so enjoyed our easy pace and conversation. We remarked how we both enjoy being up early, even on a mid-week holiday. It might have been nice to sleep in, but we knew that this morning was our only chance to ride together until the weekend. It's times like this morning that I find great joy in my life.
Last night, I felt unrest in my heart. We went $15 over budget buying extra food to have our family over for a cook out today. Money can be very tight and I long to bless others, but there are not extra funds.
I sometimes feel frustrated that God does not choose to give me resources to bless others. I feel bad when someone needs meals or has some other financial need and I cannot help them without taking food out of my family's mouths.
So, I woke up this morning thinking about how to increase my income, but in the end realized that finding ways to bless others does not always take money, if I give of myself, with a glad heart. I also pray for others, with diligence.
I know that the Lord will provide. He always does. I am praying He will increase my giving budget and that I will continue to find ways to bless others in the meantime.