I have had a wonderful, long, enduring day. My day started early when I woke up knowing that we had our first yard sale of four. We will have four weekends of yard sales. Ed and I arrived a little after 8:00 A. M. and our director for the yard sale was already there. She was busy with items. The lights were on, and we had time to make coffee, and pray over our day.
We met people until 4:00 P. M. and then we closed the yard sale down. We didn’t have to move tables. We will sit on the side of the sanctuary that doesn’t have yard sale items. As we sing, and pray, and hear Ed preach, so will the things in the yard sale. We have a church full of items, and they have been blessed, washed, dried, and cleaned for their presentation. Why not present them to the church family who didn’t get to come to the sale.
We didn’t make much with the yard sale, but we did get to meet, and greet people who have been coming to the sales for a long time. Every time we have a special yard sale inside, they come, and they buy what they want, and it supplies for paying the bills, and helping a student through college, and some missionaries that have received support. For real.
We have these by faith, and part of the proceeds go to others. Maybe not every sale goes for the same thing, but we take what is collected, and give it to those things that we know are needed. We pay our bills, pay missionaries, and we give to things that we know and feel led to give.
I have been at the church a long time. Isaac fixed us supper, and I have stayed up until now. I didn’t nap. I plan to hit the hay soon, and you know, tomorrow is a new day. We will go to church, and rejoice that the Lord was with us today from start to finish.
He was with us when we talked to the visitors who came to see us. He was there when they gave extra . He was there when we stopped, and we hadn’t made as much as we received last time. I believe if the money doesn’t come through our hard work at the yard sale, that God will provide another way. We are still glad we had the yard sale, because we spoke to many more, people, and some I know brought us their faith as they paid for their items.I could tell they found just the thing that made them happy. We have a wonderful organized leader who made the place shine.
Several of us were scrubbing, and washing the glassware, or cleaning the toasters, and other items that came to us dirty. We washed them, and then they were set out with a tag. We meet, and greet the neighborhood, knowing that God who is in us is strong, and He has given us the will to open our doors to sell things that someone will come along and buy. Merchandise waits for the right, person to come along and take it home.
I believe the footsteps of the righteous person are ordered by the Lord. This is a Bible verse, and I believe God loves order, cleanliness, and faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. I know that God will lead people next time to our sale, and the next three, weekends will be for yard sales at the church! Yeah!