I’ve been writing legislators and asking them with all that is going on pointing toward a rapid decline for America, etc. what an individual (without a lot of money) can do. I asked what can an individual do besides vote for the most righteous, constitutional, godly legislators we can find. I got one personal response with an indirect answer of what he was doing on our behalf, and the rest sent canned form letters.
I felt frustrated and sad. As I was writing this I got the above verse meme from a friend. Obviously she and others are feeling this sadness too. It was perfect timing because earlier today I was doing errands and pondering multiple crises. I dashed in a department store to do a quick return, and on the way out sitting in the entry foyer on a bench was an attractive senior lady. Someone (from the store it appeared) was talking to her so I walked by them and out of the store. I felt a tug in my spirit to go back and talk to her, so I turned around and saw she was alone now. I opened the door near her and asked if she needed anything, or if there was anything I could do for her. She said she was fine, just frustrated as everytime her friend ‘takes her shopping’ the friend has to look at every little thing and takes so long. “And I’m the one from the assisted living home!” she laughed.
I unzipped my purse to see if I had any of the little booklets I often stash to read or to share Yes! A bright blue one. I told her I keep little booklets in my purse for just such times, and showed her, asking if she would like something to read while she waits. She was very touched and said some kind and complimentary things and as I left asked my first name and responded, Delores, I will read it. I did not ask her name. The booklet was Fearless – Imagine Your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado.
When I got outside the store, I felt God telling me – THIS. This is what you need to keep doing. You don’t need to ask any more politicians – you already have your answer.
I thanked God for the opportunity and prayed for the lady – that she would find comfort – and Christ if she didn’t already know Him.
Do you also feel like the world is crumbling? Perhaps my reminder is for you also – that we would remember we are here for such a time as this.
Where will you bring Christ tomorrow? (As Christ-bearers, where we go, we bring Christ—we bring Him into the situation.)
PS: this article led me to purchase your book, BE THE MIRACLE. :0)
How sweet- Thank you! I’ll be waiting to hear one of your Be the Miracle stories 🙂 – Delores
Delores, I found this wonderful article you wrote: What can an individual do? Since October of last year, it was very stressful at my job because people were told that if they did not get the vaccine for Covid19, they would be fired. Never mind the years of dedicated service and hard work. It did not matter. So I watched as wonderful people that I had known for years either quit or were fired by Dec 31st. It was very sad to watch 45 long term employees leave. It hit me hard. What kept me sane through all this insanity that affected my work environment, our economy and our world? Prayers…daily prayers. God maintained my sanity thru it all. As Spring is about to begin this year, I take joy in preparing our garden for the annual miracle of blooming flowers, and vegetables as they develop on the plants and vines. I try to focus on the little things in our daily lives and every morning I try to recite aloud the Psalm: “This is the day the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it” It doesn’t matter whether its a work day or a day off. Each day I wake up is a gift from God and I try to do my best and to be helpful in any way I can. Amen!
Keep up with your inspirational and uplifting writing!
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Delia, I’m so blessed that my experience and faithwalk encouraged you. This certainly has been a trial the past couple years, but God has promised to be there with us through it all. It is wonderful that you have allowed God to strengthen your faith, as scripture promises more is coming. I hope you will find the stories and challenges life changing. I Peter 4: 11 If anyone speaks, he should speak as one conveying the words of God. If anyone serves, he should serve with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen. 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed at the revelation of His glory.…
Yes! We can do both. I love how the Holy Spirit leads. I love testimony of His leadings.