After more than a decade, God made one of my dreams come true! I finally have my very own KitchenAid Raspberry Ice Artisan mixer! :)
I really praise God for this lovely treat because for the longest time, it has been my heart’s desire to have and use one whenever I bake. Although I knew that it was way over my budget and it wasn’t a necessity, I just admired the thought of being able to conveniently and accurately whip up batches of cookie dough, cake frosting, meringue, and many more.
Interestingly, however, some of my officemates reminded me a few days ago of my desire to have a KitchenAid. I just laughed at the thought and said the usual: “Hahaha. Eh, I don’t have budget for that.” But on my way home, it got me thinking. I then told God: “Lord, is it actually time for me to buy one? I mean, I know there’s a really big sale this month, but do You really want me to get one? Please make it clear.”
The next day, I assisted my boss with one of his clients’ inquiries regarding KitchenAid mixers. It was cool because while I was coordinating with the KitchenAid department, I had the opportunity to browse through the available mixers on sale and I instantly fell in love with the Raspberry Ice mixer. I then asked the person-in-charge if she knew how many Raspberry Ice mixers on sale were still available. And she said: “We only have one left in the warehouse. If ever, you have until tomorrow to reserve that item.”
By faith, I immediately smiled and said, “Kindly reserve that last stock for me.”
I was still hesitant about the idea, but somehow God used my dad to confirm my decision when he picked me up from work that day. On our way home, I told him about the sale and the possibility of me getting the item. I then told him about how God has been graciously helping me to save more money since the start of this year. But, I also said that I was still having doubts about it.
At first, I thought that my dad would say: “Wow. It’s so expensive. I suggest that you don’t buy the item.” But surprisingly, he showed interest in what I was sharing and said: “What’s holding you back? Go!” And at that moment, my heart skipped a beat and I felt so much peace afterwards.
The day after that, I thanked God for the opportunity, got the item, and showed my new baby to my family!
I appreciated this treat so much because it reminded me of how amazing and perfect God’s timing really is:
- Last November 2012, God taught me the importance of being content and grateful in the kitchen, even if I didn’t have a KitchenAid mixer. (http://encouragingtreats.com/grateful/)
- Early this year, God challenged me to save money. By His grace, I was able to improve in this aspect and have extra money for this KitchenAid.
- He made the last Raspberry Ice (which is very similar to my ultimate favorite color: fuchsia) mixer on sale, with a very huge discount, available for me.
Psalm 21:2 “You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.”
Thank You, Lord, for this awesome, AWESOME treat! I pray that You would use this to be a blessing to others as well. You truly know the desires of our hearts more than we do. Thank You! :)
Encourage yourself one treat at a time! :)