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Lavish Boots

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I often see the Lord provide in my life, and as often as I do, I am still amazed and surprised when He does.  I recently told Gregg Baker this story, and he encouraged me to share it.

Last winter, at the end of the season, I bought a pair of boots, on sale.  Very cute, short, grey boots with zippers on the backs.  I loved them.  They were a decent price, and very comfy.  I had been getting some good wear out of them, when suddenly a zipper broke.  No problem, I thought, I'll take them to Peter's Shoe Repair.

Now Peter is a little picky about shoes.  He has told me more than once to "just throw those shoes away. They're not worth fixing." Let's just say I've learned to trust his opinion.  Who would have thought that a broken zipper would garner the same response?  Replacing both zippers would be $100.  That's more that what I had originally paid for the boots, and he clearly did not want to do the job.

It may sound trite, but I prayed about this.  I know God has more important things going on than my silly boot story, but I'd been talking with Him about my finances, and I know He always provides.  I began looking at consignment stores and sale racks.  Nothing for me.  It came to my mind that if I fixed up my pair of army-style boots I hadn't worn in a while, I could make do.

I put on the old clunkers on my way out the door to the Beth Moore launch party at the church. It would be dark, so no one would notice my shoes. What an inspiring evening!  I forgot about my boots completely. As the event drew to a close, there were draws for some fabulous door prizes, including a $300 gift card to John Fluevog Shoes. You guessed it, I won!

I went to the John Fluevog Store on Granville Street that very week.  Wow, it's expensive! Yet, I found a great pair of boots on sale for $199 (yay!) and tried them on... perfect fit!  So now I have a new pair of boots.  Next time you see me, you'll likely see them, too!

Why do I share this story?  It's because the experience reminded me again how God, the Good Good Father, provides for us. He doesn't have to, He just does. He loves you and me. He delights in us.  Sometimes He just goes all out and spoils us.  Thank you Father, for Your lavish Love.

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