“God’s not dead, He’s surely alive! He’s living on the inside roaring like a lion.” – Newsboys
And that He did.
This morning I found myself in the shower crying. The realization that God uses cracked vessels to accomplish His will is so overwhelming.
“Use me, Lord. I just want to touch someone’s heart and be your hands and feet today…”
Cleaning the house this morning and surfing Facebook, I happened upon our worship leader’s status:
One minute I’m dusting, folding clothes, wiping butts….
Then out of nowhere, BAM! A craving for a Chick-fil-A sandwich, waffle fries, Dr. Pepper and a warm cookie hit this preggo like a freight train. So of course the kids and I on a whim, hop in the van, drive 45 minutes down the road to the closest CFA.
Honestly I had forgotten about my shower prayer. But God hadn’t.
We ordered our food and the kids took off to the playground. Walking to the table, a gentleman in army uniform caught my eye.
And that’s when I heard it: Pay for his meal.
I knew that voice. I’ve heard it many times. It was the gentle, yet roaring prompting of the Holy Spirit.
The man walks up to a lady in pink, obviously his wife, and 4 small children. Now I was prepared to pay for his meal. But suddenly the tab grew larger. Yet the prompting grew stronger by the minute.
Pay for the meal. Their meal.
Now I don’t know if it’s because the 4th of July is only days away and it was some type of subconscious patriotism or if this family truly needed to see genuine love from another human being, but regardless, God connected our paths for a divine purpose today.
I walked up to the cash register as they finished their order and gently placed my hand on the register.
“I’d like to take care of your meal today.”
His wife’s face was priceless. “What?” She said, obviously shocked.
“Thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country.” I said, trying my best to push through the tearful lump in my throat.
She said a gentle thank you and Kendyl and I walked hand in hand back to our seat.
And then came those emotion-filled hot tears. My tears.
Sometimes God wants to use our devoted obedience to bless us as much as we bless others.
Sometimes He uses those moments of obedience to strengthen the faith of our children.
“And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35
We cannot out give God.
We cannot out love God.
We simply must be obedient in the big things and small things. Those moments when He beckons a seeking heart to be His hands and feet.
God is looking for seeking hearts and broken vessels.
He’s looking for heartfelt, butt naked shower prayers.
He’s looking for ordinary, average every day people like you and me.
Tune out the noise today and tune in to the whispers of the Holy Spirit. Seek the Lord with all your heart. You could be the connection between someone and their blessing.
Live Life Unscripted,