I was shopping at Home Depot and as I was finishing checking out, the cashier asked the gentleman behind me how he was. His answer made me smile. He said,
I thought, he just has made my day better. In recent years, I made a decision. I decided that I would thank the Lord as often as possible for his faithfulness. Thanking him reminds me of his activity in my life and brings his presence as well. Thanking also reminds me of God’s activity in other peoples’ lives.
Secondly, I decided that I would trust God for what I don’t like and don’t understand. God is worthy of my trust. I guess at times I could complain, but why?
Romans 8:31 “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
Romans 8:38,39 So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture: They kill us in cold blood because they hate you. We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one. None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s
My Feet Were Made for Walkin’ and every day I will walk in thanksgiving and trust. The stranger at Home Depot helped me to walk a little lighter. I hope I will bring a smile to a stranger on some random day and that stranger will feel that a part of God just breezed by.