Saturday, January 27, 2007

A Savings of $8

A friend shared something very special with me the other day. She told me that she and her husband have recently started asking each other, "How did you see God today?" before going to bed. What a wonderful way to reflect on the day before laying down to rest! It made me want to redirect my thoughts at the end of each day.

With these thoughts in mind this morning, I headed to a local grocery store to stock my fridge for the coming week. It was a busy morning in the grocery department, and thus caused a small wait at the checkout counter. When my turn came, the friendly checkout assistant asked if I had a rewards card to receive savings on my groceries. I did not have one, and not wanting to slow down the line behind me I declined signing up for one. The lady behind me leaned forward and asked, "Would you like to use my card for the discounts? I hate to see people not save a little money when they can." I graciously accepted, thanked her, and left the store with a smile on my face.

I have no idea if this lady is practicing her Christianity in this manner, or if she is just a very friendly lady...but God used her today to touch my life. It made me wonder if I am as willing to step forward and offer help to someone at a busy store. Or, am I just caught up in my own world while patiently waiting for my turn?

So...How do you let God use you each day? have you seen God in your life today?

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me...I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
Matt. 25:35-36, 40