Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's In the Small Stuff

I went to Walmart today. I always park by the cart exchange things so I can throw the kids directly into one... So I'm walking to the cart exchange and was stopped dead in my tracks. Like seriously, I couldn't move. 
"Turn around and take her cart."

Behind me was a woman halfway to her car with a car seat tucked in the front of her cart. She wound up being the car right next to mine.
Okay God. I hear you...

Is it okay if I steal your cart?
Yeah. It'll just take me a minute to unload.
Here, let me help you....

So I helped this girl unload her groceries and was waiting for God to tell me what to do next- because I seriously can never predict Him. 
I made small talk. 
...Her daughter was cute. 
...She looked great for having an about 5 month old...

I have 3. How many do you have?
Well, I have 3, too. One is with Jesus.
She looked totally taken aback. Like I knew something i couldn't possibly know. 
Like i knew her secret.
"I lost one, too. At 20 weeks. I had them put me under to deliver him. I just couldn't be awake and do that... My child after that was born 07.07.07... God's numbers".

So the groceries were loaded, her daughter was buckled in and my littles were in the cart with Marla impatiently waiting to start heading in.

Well, it was nice meeting you.
You, too... 

I cant move.
God, what do you want me to do?!?

Listen, I would really love to pray for you. Do you want to exchange numbers?

And it was done. I knew it was done because I could breathe again. I felt like the Holy Spirit had his hands on my shoulders, keeping me in that one place. Sitting on my feet so they couldn't move. And the moment the number was exchanged, she got in her car and my legs were free. If you have ever had a prompting like this, you know exactly what I'm talking about. And if you don't listen, for days all you can think about is what you missed out on while you were too busy focusing on yourself. It's a horrible guilty feeling. I think we miss out on what God really has for us a lot because we are always so busy. Too busy.

So there you have it. I may seem small. But so many of God's hugest plans started out so small. 
God used Moses' stick to defeat the armies of Egypt.
He used little David to defeat a giant with only a slingshot and a stone.
A boy gave Jesus 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish and Jesus fed 5000 people.
Rahab saved her entire family using a red rope
The Isrealites knocked down a wall by walking around it 7 times and yelling, claiming the land God promised them. 
I can't wait to see what plans God has for the small little introduction of two of us today.

Friends, we have to stop thinking of ourselves as insignificant and start claiming who we truly are: the Children of God. We carry Jesus' spirit inside of us and therefore we also carry the power and authority of God. We can move those mountains we think are too big and we can step out on the water and walk with our savior. 
Jesus says we are worth it. 
Who are we to tell Him He is wrong?

Today I challenge you to believe what Jesus says about you, Beloved.
(That's right. He calls you His Beloved one)

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; Nothing will harm you Luke 10:19
Let us therefore come boldy unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in times of need. Hebrews 4:16
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that God's spirit lives inside of you ? 
1 Corinthians 3:16

I do not think it's coincidence that this happened on the first day of October, child loss awareness month.
So I will wait on God and practice being still in His midst so I can hear Him...
Because, Father, I want all that you have for me!!!
I hope you will join me.