“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Eph 2:10 NIV
So back to my story from yesterday, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a woman with her two very young girls and hands full of shopping bags just standing there at the top of the escalator as I passed her by and started my way down. Still focused on my MMI sour mood, “something,” or rather Someone, inside me said, “She needs help.” So like a crazy woman, I walked up, the down escalator to get back to her, which took some effort by the way. I’m sure I looked like a lunatic. Anyway, I get back to the top and asked her if she needed help, to which she said, “Yes, please. I can take my little daughter by the hand, but this one is scared to go down the escalator on her own.” I said, “Will she take my hand?” And the mom gave me a quick and thankful nod of her head. So I took this sweet little girl by the hand and helped her down. We said our good byes and well wishes, and I reunited with Joshua who was waiting for me. Sadly, I also returned to my not-so-jolly-like mood too.
When I sat in the car and grabbed the wheel to start driving back home, I clearly heard that Voice say, “Did you not just see what you did?” To which I rudely said, “What?!” Then that sweet, patient still small Voice said, “Child, even when you are wrapped up in your self-centeredness, I can still use you to do good.” You see the sad part is, if I do not acknowledge what God just did in, and through me, then I miss out on the blessing. Talk about leaving me speechless! Instantly, my mood changed and I was left in awe of our Good, Good Father.
Whether we are paying attention or not, once we begin to grow in Christ, we will do good works, but will we experience those good works God is doing in and through us?
Join me in memorizing 52 verses this year:
1- Jn 3:16
2- 2Co 5:17
3- Jas 2:26
4- Eph 2:10
<>< Peace, Diane