Yesterday...my first sort of day back to work after a whole summer off. Some might think that this could be a bad day. It was not!! :)
I spent some time with Jesus and got to read my favorite love story about Ruth and Boaz!
(a pretty fantastic start if you ask me)
I worked out on the elliptical and ended up REALLY sore!
(pain makes you feel alive, right?!?)
I am a mentor to a sweet girl who loves Jesus and I am excited to help her navigate her first year!
(Such a marvelous plan HE has for us)
Those were just some highlights... The real story of the day started when I left work. I was driving through the neighborhood in front of my school and I saw a woman with her 3 year old son. She was carrying a load of groceries in 3:30 Houston heat. (the closest grocery store is about a mile away) I kept driving thinking that she was probably only a few blocks from home. The Lord was tugging on my heart to stop and help the woman. I turned around and pulled up next to her and asked if she needed a ride. She said her house was just another block away, but she was walking because her car battery died. I offered to jump start her car because I knew for some reason I needed to help this woman. She was so grateful that she didn't have to wait for her husband to get home to get her car fixed.
I don't have a clue why the Lord wanted me to stop or what eternal significance it might have had on her and her family. BUT I do know that the Lord called me to something in the midst of my busy life and I answered His call. Sometimes His callings are big and sometimes they are small. Yesterday, they were small, but it meant something huge to me.
my encouragement to you:
even the seemingly smallest act of love, grace, and mercy you can show to those around you (whether you know them or not) can mean WAY MORE than you can possibly know or imagine.
Answer God's calling BIG or small.
I am very thankful my life belongs to Him.
p.s. what did you do to make your Monday magnificent?