I don't know if you have figured this out yet by I like to lead by example. Bad examples.
I have been reading a book called, "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan. If you haven't read it I urge you to run to the nearest store and get it. Wonderful. Life changing. I realized that it would only be truly life changing if my husband and son also read it so my plan was to finish it before I left for Florida so they could read it while I was gone. Of course I didn't finish it on time and was torn between taking it with me to finish the last 3 chapters or leave it for them and finish it when the return. Repeatedly as I packed the day before and the morning of my departure the idea come into my head to leave the book because I would come across it while I was traveling and would finish someone else's book. I contemplated where I might find this book and ruled out options and I am ashamed to say brought it with me.
And because God likes to teach me lessons one of the first things I saw when I walked into the condo was my mom's copy of "Crazy Love" sitting on a table. There it was, the book God was telling me I could read. And I refused to trust Him and listen.
AND, while God didn't tell me to leave "The Help" at home it was sitting on the nightstand waiting for me. I had sent Jake out to the Library last night to quickly grab the book from the hold shelf when I discovered I had finally made it to the top of the waiting list.
2 less things I would have had to bring.
What would happen if we truly trusted God to provide for all our needs? That is one of the questions Francis Chan asks. I think I know the answer.