Thursday, September 18, 2008

God Cares About A Pointy-toed Kitten-heel Shoe

In our Bible study this week we were starting to talk about having an intimate relationship with God. Part of that discussion included really listening for God and His "urgings".

So yesterday after I dropped Jeffrey at preschool I started running my errands. But I was a bit overwhelmed with everything "on my list". As I was driving around, I thought I should go to Goodwill.

Now understand that that is only a thought from God, because I can not stand going to Goodwill. Not only to I never find anything there, but the organization drives me nuts. So I dismissed the thought of course. Only to continue to be "bugged".

Then, of course, I have a bag of stuff to be dropped off at Goodwill - that's why I'm thinking I need to go there! I dropped the stuff off and the thought was complete.

I headed off to the mall to buy my favorite jeans, get Mike's glasses fixed and look for some brown heels for the Fall.

Jeans: check

Glasses: check

Shoes: on sale, sort of felt good, still $70 - no check!

Errand were now all done and I still had an hour before I had to pick up Jeffrey. What should I do?

Go to Goodwill.

What??? NO!!!

I started arguing with God. I never find anything there. It is full of germs. What a waste of time. Morgan is too fussy.

Okay, fine, but I'm gonna show you that it is not worth going there.

Did I really think I could show God something???

I walked in and headed right back for the shoes. The ones that are always worn, grandma like, or hoochy-mama and never in my size (because I might be persuaded to wear the hoochy-mama ones). There was a whole rack of brown, pointy-toed, kitten heel shoes. Brand new, never been worn. And in my size. $4.99.

Fine. You'd think my attitude was softened, but oh how I hate to be wrong!

So we found shoes, great, God, but clothes are a whole different matter. I mean look, they are organized by color! Not size. And a silk shirt is right next to a halter top that reads "I am just that sexy!" I won't find anything in there!

Oh how God loves me so much to break my hard little heart and bring me to my knees.

Twenty minutes later and only $35 poorer, this is what I walked out of the store with:

Thank you God, for not giving up on me. you are so GOOD!!!


1 pair of brown pointy-toed, kitten-heel shoes

1 tan trench-coat by Nicole Miller
1 yellow Izod sweater
1 off-white corduroy button down shirt from Eddie Bauer
1 black and white flouncy dress shirt
1 printed t-shirt from Talbots (that I wanted, but refused to pay $20 on sale three months ago - it was $1.99)
1 bag of cookie-cutters for the preschool.


Heasleye said...

Great story, Jenn! I must admit I'm so much not a fashion-ista that I had to look up what exactly "kitten-heel" shoes are. Thanks for expanding my fashion vocab! :)


Becca said...

Yeah, I'm gonna have to look up "kitten heels" too. Well done! I love the little urges when I'm astute enough to hear them and clear headed enough not to brush them off. We, too, go to Goodwill a lot and sometimes it's good and sometimes it's not!

Deanne said...

Wow, what a great story! I love it when He does those little things that show such care and love!!!

Deedeeuk said...

That is so cool! God is so good, even when we are being stubborn, LOL! Anyway, how can anyone HATE goodwill??? I love that place!!!! And just for the reasons you found today! :o)

Carrie said...

Wow...I am so proud of you!!!!

Shay said...

Too funny! Glad you got some great deals. :)

Anonymous said...

So....Carrie had to explain to me what kitten heels are :) I too don't care for going in Goodwill- drives me nuts looking for things- but now I think I may just have to try it :)

Carrie S