When you sense the Holy Spirit prompting you to do something, DO IT!!
As most of you that know me well know, I’m not one to toot my own horn, so to speak; but this is an exception to my own rule. It’s an important lesson that we all need to heed and so I’m impressed to share. To God be ALL the Glory!!
Today, as I prepared to return home from a trip to Fairfield, Rachel texted wondering what was for dinner. I had just planned to go home and eat a quick meal but was strongly impressed to stop for something before heading home.
So, I get in line at the drive-through and immediately I see this disheveled woman standing there next to the car ahead of me. As soon as she spots me, she heads in my direction. I’m thinking, “Ok, this is new.” Usually they’re standing on street corners, or driveways of parking lots, as we’ve all seen, time and time again.
So, I’m on the phone with Rachel and the woman is right next to my door, waiting for me to roll down my window; I roll it down half way and say hello. She immediately tells me she’s hungry and is trying to get some chicken. She tells me she just got out of jail, rolls up her sleeve and shows me something on her arm. She’s nearly in tears and I ask her where she’s headed. She says, “Rio Vista.” My town. The whole time we’re talking, all of two minutes, I’m also praying, listening for direction from the Holy Spirit because I don’t want to miss Him in the opportunity He placed in my lap.
I sense in my spirit that she’s being sincere and is truly in need of a meal and a kind gesture.
After finding out that she did indeed have a ride to town; I wasn’t needed to get her there, just to feed her. I decided that I would get her some chicken.
Now, I know some of you will think I was “taken for a ride.” That’s ok with me. That is not the point. The point I’m making in this is we never know when we’re entertaining Angels unaware, and yes, I may be the only Jesus she’s ever had an encounter with, thus far. God only knows.
So I place my order and drive up to the window, pay and wait for my order. Out of the corner of my eye, I can see her waiting at the end of the building for me. I make sure her food is in a separate container and drive up to her. As I hand her the bag, I tell her, “Jesus loves you and this is from Him!” She replied, “Sometimes I wonder about that.” I assured her that He does and that I would see her again.
It really felt awesome that God allowed me to bless this woman and in turn I was truly blessed. I know God has His eye on THAT sparrow and He wants to turn her life around. I’m asking you to please say a prayer for her, if you would, and ask God to divinely move in her life even more than He did today.
~Matthew 10:29-31 NASB
Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
~Matthew 25:40 NASB
The King will answer and say to them, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.”