“for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13
It amazes me, in a world where we are taught;
“It’s a dog eat dog world.”
“He who dies with the most toys wins.”
“Ignorance is bliss.”
That God is able to work so mightily in people.
I have always been in awe of people who serve the Lord sacrificially.
People who think of others instead of themselves, offer their money to those in need, buy groceries for those who are hungry, provide transportation to those who don’t have a ride and give of their time to comfort those who are struggling.
My family has been the recipient of God’s provision so many times through selfless gifts and the generosity of others, it’s almost too numerous to count and had I not witnessed these amazing stories of God’s provision and faithfulness myself, I would have not believed them to be true.
It is a truly beautiful thing when people allow God to be seen through them, and it happened again tonight.
A dear friend stopped by our home tonight and in her arms she held overflowing bags of groceries.
“Aw, Isn’t that nice?” you’re thinking… but what floors me is that this woman is a single mom. She’s raising a teen-aged daughter herself, and I can only imagine that the money she spent on us could have been used on her.
She felt God tug on her heart to help us.
She looked past what might be lacking in her own bank account; her daughter foregoing new nail polish or another want and instead carried gallons of milk to our front door.
I sent a quick thank you to my friend, and her response proved the love she has for Christ, and the work He is doing in her life:
“God is good. He gets the credit. I was just the worker bee.”
“There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.” 1 Corinthians 12:6 (niv)
“equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever.” Hebrews 13:21
Do not underestimate how God is working in our lives.
He works mightily to get our attention.
Don’t miss an opportunity to be used!
Oh… and this is the song that was playing when my friend and her daughter arrived…