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?