Monday, February 12, 2007
God in the Small Stuff
This is one of my favorite things that God did for me. It makes me think of the books I have seen that “God is in the Small Stuff”. I love it when God does something just to let you know He knows where you are.
It’s been sometime ago now. We were pastoring in Clear Lake, Texas. With our church in need of a permanent location, we were in the process of trying to purchase a building that was still, at the time, a business. We operated the business and set things up on Sundays for services.
This week night, I had been at that building all day, and was leaving very tired. On my way home it was necessary for me to go to the grocery store to buy some milk. In my thoughts, I thought that I would like nothing better than to go home, shower and sit down and enjoy a cold coke. (Coca-Cola was may favorite drink in those days.) I thought if I were to pass one on an end counter or in route to the milk, I would purchase one, but I was much too tired to go one step out of the way. As a result, I did not see any in sight and left with only the milk.
As I was pulling onto the road in that little bright blue truck in front of the grocery store, there it sat on the side of the road. It looked as if it had dropped from someone’s vehicle as they went onto the road. I told Aaron, “There’s my coke.” It was a brand new two liter Classic Coke. Just exactly what I was wanting.
I will not apologize to you and say, “Sorry, I know this is a silly story, hoping you will not think of me as “simple minded”. Let me just say, that God truly is in the small stuff. He says to “delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart”. For me, God told me, “You have been a good girl today”. But, in all sincerity, I think He really was telling me, “Donna, thank you for taking care of my business. This is my way of letting you know that I see your labor of love.”
My message to you is, don’t discount the “small stuff” that God would love to drop into your path. If you will just open your eyes and watch around you, He will be there in ways you would never think possible.