Sweeter and more delicious than chocolate…
I have friends who are a little nutty, some who are just a hoot, some creative, others loving, some generous, and others who are a walking image of Christ…and this weekend in Dallas, I just happened to be with two who possess all said attributes.
I attended a speaking engagement outside of Dallas. After I spoke, my dear friends picked me up and graciously invited me to their home for the evening.
There we were, chatting and relaxing in their living room. The doorbell rings and two young people stood, selling candy for a fund-raiser.
My friend, who is neither shy nor hesitant when it comes to sharing Christ, announces that if they want us to buy their candy they need to come in, sit down, and listen to my testimony. Gulp.
My temperature rose and my hands got clammy. He wants me to do what? These two innocent 19 and 15 year-old sister and brother respectively no doubt wanted to move on with their task. They certainly did not want, need nor had any desire to listen to a blind woman share her story with them. That’s what’s going on in my head.
So, what did I do? Ahem, having no choice, I began rattling God’s blessings and awesome power that opened my spiritual eyes when my physical eyes saw nothing.
For obvious reasons, I had no idea that precious, sweet 19 year-old young lady named Sabrina had only one eye. She opened her heart and related the adversity that touched her life. Her family had endured difficult episodes and is still facing uncertainty. She shared her desire to become a journalist. A coincidence that I happen to write? No way. I plan to guide her and do all I can to help her in that endeavor. Her younger brother with sweetness in his voice also related details that stirred compassion in us who listened with jaws hanging open.
Their details touched our hearts, brought us to tears, ministered to our spirit, and gave us reason to praise the Lord for such a divine appointment.
What we thought to be a silly invitation from my friend turned out to be an open door to connect, to encourage, and to see miracles still abound. They surround us, whisper to us, and call us to still believe, still be bold, and still know He goes before us in moments trivial to us, but mighty for Him
“I'm coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:12-13).
A simple invitation, a desire to share, a house, and obedient heart…hmm…I wonder if God notices? He promises He’ll reward, maybe not on this earth, but when we settle in the glory of heaven all these details will play the sweet harmony pleasing to Him.
Another lesson: Obeying God’s call to share the Gospel is sweet chocolate for the soul.
“Life is not about what you cannot do because of circumstances out of your control. Success comes when you recognize what you can do with what God has given you.
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