God Did It Again! He Gave Me My KitchenAid Toaster Oven...
September 23, 2016 9:36pm CST
Okay... I am ready to share what I am excited about... God did it again for me. It seems that I am in this season, where God is pulling out all the stops to give me some of the desires of my heart. I have not really been asking for big things. Just for some things that I lost. I know I had a lot. Especially when it came to kitchen gadgets, small appliances, and office equipment. I eventually bought top of the line everything. I figure... Why keep purchasing the cheap stuff that keeps breaking down, or I could invest in some quality stuff that will last for years...possibly the rest of my life. I really don't want everything I had back, because really...I did have too much. I was not using some things that often, and they were taking up space. But there were some items that I used on a regular basis, and I really did want them back. And God is starting to give them back to me. One of the items I mentioned to God the other day about was...my KitchenAid Toaster Oven. It is built more like a small oven, verses an actual "toaster oven"...that you see in places like Walmart. I had one of those for a few years, but I burnt it up, because I loved grilling hotdogs in there. I loved to get the hotdogs as charred as I could get them, and the continual use of that small appliance just took its toll one day. So when I went to get another one, I decided to invest in one of high quality, that would last me a while. So KitchenAid was the brand of my choice. I soon fell in love with the product. I like to use it during the summer months, instead of the oven, sometimes...because it would get so hot in the house. Now that I am living in this one room space, when I use the oven...it really gets hot!!! I have cooked cupcakes, meatloaf, pizza, and other casserole dishes in the unit during the time I lived in my home, and they turned out just as good, as if I used the oven...but without all the heat. The only downside to the unit, is that it only has a 30 minute timer. So anything that takes longer than that to cook, I just have to reset it for the remainder of the time. Anyway...a couple of weeks ago, I was sharing with the Lord my desire to get that unit back somehow. As I mentioned... Using the oven made the apartment really hot, and having that unit again...would make a huge difference in the apartment. However... I had no idea how this would happen, because I paid $200 for it the first time, and sure did not have that kind of money now. I left it in God's hands, and went about my week. Well... Two days ago, I had this impression to go into one of the thrift stores that I had shopped in the past, to replace some of the items I had lost. When what was the first thing I saw??? You guessed it... My KitchenAid Toaster Oven. It was the exact model unit that I had in my home. The only thing that I saw missing was the little black tray that went inside. It had the wire rack, but not the tray. I figured that I could pick one of those up anywhere, so I did not let this discourage me. And the price tag??? Only $15... The only thing was... I did not have the money on me. I went to the manager, and explained my story, and situation. I asked her if she would please put it in the back, and let me have until Friday to purchase it. I told her that I knew God would provide the funds, because He led me here in the first place. She agreed...even though it was not policy to do so. Even though I knew I had a little money coming in, it was really meant for my bills. I could have borrowed from Peter to pay Paul, like many of us do...but this time, I did not want to do that... I asked the Lord if He would please allow me to find a $20 lotto ticket, so I would not have to use the other money, and be able to have enough to pay for the taxes too... Everyday I went out and found nothing. I again (oh me of little faith)...asked the Lord if He would please let me find the money. This way...even though I believed He led me to that particular thrift store, at the right time, and place...if I found the money, then I knew He was buying it for me...and I was not just being selfish. Still nothing...even all day today, I found nothing. It was about one hour and a half, before closing. I had gone to Goodwill to look around (this was not the store)...and found a recliner, and sat in it for a while. My legs were swelling up real bad and had to get off of them. I ended up falling asleep. I was out for 30 minutes or so, and no one bothered me. When I awoke, this lady was looking at me, and I asked her the time. I realized that I had very little time to get to the other store. Before I did... I had this feeling to go back to the grocery store I had been to earlier in the day, to see if anyone threw away some more lotto tickets. When I arrived...all the trash bins were empty, but one. I saw two scratch-offs just lying there on top, and I grabbed them. I've always said: that I didn't need a lot of tickets, just the right ones. This time...it was a little bit different. I did find a winner, but the player knew it was a winner. They did not miss it this time, because they scratched off the amount, scanned it to verify the amount. The likelihood that it had already been cashed was there, but where it was placed...was odd. So that meant...that the store would have had to give the player back the ticket after it was cashed, and they never do that...from what I have seen anyway. So...I decided to scan it, and if it had been cashed, it would have said: "already paid"... If it had not been cashed, it would have given the amount that was won, and it would have also said: "see retailer." Well... Low and behold, it was not cashed. It said that the ticket was a $20 winner. Just what I asked God for to pay for my toaster oven. Here it is... A half hour to closing time, and God provides me the money to get my KitchenAid appliance that I asked for... When I went to pay for it, I told the manager what happened. And she was stunned. I have been sharing with her all these cool things God has been doing for me, over these past weeks. She told me that she shares my testimony with others, and it encourages her when she gets down, and doesn't think God is going to come through. Her last words to me were: "I can't believe it. You just ask God for what you need, and He does it! It is amazing!" When I got it home. I looked at the toaster oven, several times, and just screeched!!! I was in awe that I had my KitchenAid Toaster Oven back. It was in my home, for me to use, and enjoy. And that I did... I made dinner in it tonight. I mean... I appreciate this season God has me in so much. I have felt so discouraged, and worthless. I have had very little, to no one I could count on, and here...God is showing me...that He can do more for me, than anyone on this earth could ever do. I feel humbled and blessed, at God's goodness towards me.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Sep 16
Aren't they great? When you get one that lasts that long, and works well. I know there are other good brands out there. I just happen to choose KitchenAid. Breville is another brand that I really like, and I also like Oster.