With a family of six, I am bound to end up at the grocery store, the produce stand, the bank, or a school parking lot, at least once during the day. Today I brought five index cards with me that I had already prayed over and just asked God’s wisdom on where and to whom I was to leave it with.
I needed to pick up a couple of things for dinner so I pulled into Winn Dixie, parked the car and just watched the parking lot for a moment, looking around at those coming and going and listening to that still small voice. A couple was putting their groceries in the back of their car, another was grabbing a cart getting her list ready. I watched an elderly man struggle to get out of his “old faithful” pick-up and truck, leaving his cane behind, wobbled the best he could to get to the nearest cart. “Him…I am His strength in his weakness,” I heard. I had noticed he left down his window on this beautiful, blue skied, fall day in south Florida. As he made his way into the grocery store, I quickly got out of my van, walked over to his truck and placed the index card on his steering wheel, hoping not to draw attention to what I just did. There, I did it. I took a deep breath and made my way into the grocery store to begin my shopping. “That wasn’t so bad,” I thought, “Not as hard as it seemed in my head.”
When I finished up at Winn Dixie, I got in my van and began to pull out of my parking spot when I noticed another beat up old truck parked in the farthest part of the parking lot. “There..head there,” I heard. I pulled up behind the truck and questioned the Lord “Really? I thought I was only doing one a day?” He said “I thought you said ‘in your comings and goings’.” Okay, you got me there…So, I slowly got out of my van and wedged another one in between the window and drove away.
As I drove home, my mind stayed with those verses and the people who would come across them….I found myself praying for them and reiterating the verses within my heart. Yea, this isn’t as bad as I made it out to be 🙂