Tuesday, May 18, 2010

But Theyre Just Bath Towels...Right?

Over the last couple of months or so, I've been wanting some new bath towels. We have 3 towels in our bathroom, 2 which are in really good shape. I did not necessarily need new towels, but I haven't had any new ones in at least 5 years and thought it would be nice to have some new ones. Anyway, my husband did some out of town work last week in which he stayed in a travel camper. He came home one night with dirty linens from the camper. You guessed it, bath towels. As I was folding the freshly washed and dried towels, I thought, "these towels are big and feel really nice, wouldn't it be nice to have some of these". So, I looked at the tag to see where they came from and couldn't believe they were a Wal-Mart brand! Now, my taste isn't extravagant and I do love Wal-Mart. I was just surprised. By the feel, I was thinking JC Penney or something similar. I told myself, stop! Don't even go down that road. You don't NEED new towels. A couple of days later, my daughter (who recently earned some money) asked if she could redo her bedroom and bathroom. Off to Wal-Mart we went to "look" and get some ideas. Of course, we had to look at the bath towels. So, here I go again with the towels! I was constantly being tempted with discontent over my bath towels. I mean, come on...it's just a bath towel, right? The, my beloved came home the next day from his out of town trip with more dirty linens, including bath towels. As he handed them to me, I though "UGH! NO! MORE TOWELS!!! I didn't say anything, but prayed for God's strength to fight this temptation of discontent. About that time, my hubby said, "Oh, by the way, they (whoever "they" are?) said for me to take some towels home because they had a bunch of extras." WHAT?!?! Did I hear correctly. Am I getting new towels??? Oh my, yes I am. You might be thinking, 'what's the big deal, they're just bath towels right?' I say NO! They are an example of God's love and how He cares about everything, even the little things. My God is sovereign and is at work in ALL things, even bath towels.

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Mat 26:41

For I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
Php 4:11

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Php 4:19


  1. Hi MissyLou, I am your newest follower and loved your post today. However I would like to make a suggestion, the font is very hard on the eyes and hard to read.

    I look forward to stopping by again soon! Have a blessed day!

  2. That was such a beautiful and heartfelt post! It really touched me today and gave me food for thought. Thanks so much for sharing your story. Feel free to stop by my place anytime and look around.(smile) Be sure and enter my giveaway that ends today!
    Be blessed!!

  3. I LOVE new bath towels so I can totally relate to your feelings on this on so many levels! It seems that hard-core coveters (like me) need obvious reminders that God delights to provide us with those things that are for our benefit and His glory, not necessarily what we want or desire. Thanks for your humor-laced honesty!


  4. I came across your blog via titus tuesdays. Thanks for this post and encouraging us to trust God in all things. His eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me!

  5. I love it when the Lord gives " back door provisions" and I also love it when the Lord gives us the desires of heart when we least expect it. May you enjoy your gift from above.

    Blessings In Him<><