Acts 17:24-25 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.”
And He uses “Ordinary people to do Extraordinary Things”
We might be shoveling the snow from the neighbor’s driveway without pay, giving the waitress a kind word and a nice tip, establishing a friendship with a the lonely second grader that doesn’t seem to have any friends…all of those things and many more can help all of us to understand that God indeed uses us.
We might never know how important it is for the driveway be cleared for that elderly neighbor. Maybe the waitress needed that extra money to buy milk and bread for her kids on the way home. The lonely second grader might be very upset and not wanting to come to school. The Father allows you to be part of His work..and you are blessed as well!
Whether a teacher, full time mom, UPS man or contractor….God can use us wherever we are planted.
“God uses Ordinary people to do extraordinary things.”
One time when my children were small I had gotten very angry with a worker at the telephone office. I had to go back the second time. On the way I had this crazy thought that I needed to take that lady some roses. “What?” I thought to myself. “That is nuts!” Well, the Father did not stop. A song came on the radio concerning roses. I bargained with God. “If that cheap flower truck that is sometimes out selling flowers is on the road, I will do it.” It was never there on Mondays, or at least it never had been before.
So I bought a half dozen roses, and just “happened” to have a vase in the van. I put them in the vase and took them in. My kids sat in shock and didn’t want to go in. I told her that God loved her and I was suppose to give her some roses. People just stared. She was in serious shock, especially since our former conversation did not lead her to think that roses were in her future.
I got back in the van feeling wonderful. Then I realized that I had not added water. I did not want her to think that I intended to have them wilt, so I went back in…much to the surprise of my boys. Everyone stopped talking when I went back in….and I apologized to the lady. I think she was over her shock and started crying. She told me: “You have no idea how much I needed to hear that God loved me this week.”
As I got back in the van for the second time the boys were anxious for me to leave, but wanted to know what happened.
“Ordinary people doing extraordinary things”
So, use your imagination. Allow your children to think on these things…and remind them how much they are loved.
Who knows? You might be taking some roses to that mean old lady in the cellphone office!
IN CHRIST ALONE
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