Our TV in our upstairs ‘hang out room’ ( with teenagers you can’t call it a ‘kids room’ anymore) was dying a slow , painful death. We really needed to get a new TV. My opinion of new and my DH’s opinion of new were a little different.
Jehovah Jireh moment!! We had stopped at couple different stores looking for a new entertainment unit. Rooms to Go – nothing. Ashley’s – nothing. Haverty’s – found one we REALLY like but were a little hesitant to buy it right then ( ALWAYS listen to that little voice saying NOT YET!!!).
We decided to wait on the purchase at Haverty’s ( $1200.00 – ugh) and go check out TV’s first. Well.. while looking at TV’s at Sam’s Club we found what you see here.. for over HALF the cost of the one we almost purchased at Haverty’s!!THANK YA JESUS!
Now usually me wanting to ‘bargain shop‘ can drive my DH a little nutty. But he was SOO happy when we saw this unit and that it was much cheaper. Some of that happiness was including the thoughts RUNNING through his head that he NOW could buy a BIGGER TV then what we talked about because we were saving MORE money ( I found out about these thoughts about 5 minutes after we decided to buy the new furniture.. LOL).
Here is the finished project with my DH’s new toy inside. LOL.
I have to be totally HONEST here. I was NOT a happy camper about the TV, it was one of the things that I wrestled over and over in my mind with God on. BUT!!! and that’s a BIG BUT…
in a very quiet moment alone with God and me basically telling HIM what I thought about it.. God NOT SO QUIETLY told me to deal with it.. and brought these thoughts to mind…
he loves me with ALL my faults
he puts up with ALL my faults
he hardly ever asks for ANYTHING for himself
he gives his all for his family
God wanted to bless my DH in a way that would give him joy (even if it was just joy for the moment here on earth) and I was being stubborn and standing in the way.
It was when I let go of my sinful self and let God work, that I can find joy and blessing in this too.
So last night as I snuggled on the couch with my DH watching Mike (Dirty Jobs) pull a baby cow out of it’s mother in HIGH DEFINITION and in WIDE screen, I was able to feel joy and love, not only in the arms of my DH, but in the obedience of following HIS leading.
I’m not sure who did the tackling.. us with the furniture or God with me…LOL