Sunday, July 8, 2012
Doing the work....
I wrote about that a few weeks ago.
I've been thinking about praying before and during the service more regularly. John leaves our lifegroup class early every Saturday night to usher and I thought it might be good to go to the prayer room when he leaves to pray before or during the service. The Lord does such amazing things when we pray. It slipped my mind a few times, but this week I remembered.
I walked in to the room and there was a woman sitting in the shadows. I asked if I could join her. As I sat down next to her on the prayer bench, she began to quietly sob. I wrapped my arms around her and we began to pray together. The Lord was there with us and I got the delight of being His comforting arms for a woman very much like myself who is facing enormous personal crisis and equally amazing ministry opportunities. It was a God ordained moment and a connection the Lord wanted to make that I had prayed for only earlier that day. She even told me before she left that she had just been asking the Lord to send someone to give her a hug. (wow!)
Sometimes the God things are just a matter of doing what you are called to do because you were called to do it. Being in the right place at the right time is just a matter of a long obedience in the same direction. It feels so ordained and yet so random--like an episode of Touch or Person of Interest (our latest TV addictions). What I love about both shows is that faithfully following what you know, though you may not understand, pulls the strings of coincidence into something ordained. Only in this case, it's real and I personally know the one weaving the threads...