A Mutual Blessing
I’ve been out of town all week seeking God’s face over all matters in life. On my way back home I stopped at a Dollar General. There I saw a man who I could tell was struggling to make it. I spoke up at the check out line “I’ll take care of his stuff mam.”
The 58 yr old man said, “How ya gonna do that it’s paid for?” I said, “mam can you refund him and then let me pay for it all.”
He says, “you’re serious aren’t you sir? I just did this for a lady recently at Christmas who couldn’t pay for her stuff”
I responded, “Well God’s love has a way of coming back full circle. Trust me, I’ve experienced it myself.”
As the lady processed his refund tears ran down his face. He said, “I’ve never had anyone do something like this for me. How did you know I was having such a tough time?”
I said, “God knew and just used me to bless you. He was tugging at my heart the moment I got near you in the checkout line. It’s my joy to be His vessel as He has used so many in my life.”
After I threw in a bonus gift card I literally thought this man was going to pass out. He said, “I will always remember this day. It’s one of the best days of my life. I lost my wife two years ago. She died in the bed right beside me and we always used to help others. This is the first time somebody actually helped me.”
I gave him info of ways he could listen to my messages online and read my blog. But, I can promise you he had zero interest in hearing what I had to say until he knew how much I cared. I encourage you to open your eyes, heart and when necessary your wallet. One act of obedience can lead to a whole lot of joy. Not just for the other party, but especially for yourself. God is so awesome and loves to give good gifts to us all. But, one of the greatest joys is being a vessel He uses to give good gifts to others.
“…remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)
You should have seen my thoughts on your site! I.e. “Hey Mister, are you ‘Jesus’?” Be a blessing and be blessed this weekend!