Being Obedient Even When You Don't Want To
I was at Wal-Mart getting some gas and the attendant saw that I was wearing a necklace with a key on it that says "Strength". She asked me where I got the necklace. I informed her that I had been on a journey to find it. I saw one and wanted it so bad. Finally my sis Michelle and I found it while we were in Tyler. I wanted the necklace as a reminder that the joy of the Lord is my strength. I bought it at a Christian Book Store. The attendant said I need one. I told her that strength doesn't come from the necklace it comes from God. I also told her to check the Christian book stores in her area to see if they have one.The Lord told me to give her the necklace. I truly didn't want to, after all, I'd been through a lot to find the necklace. The Lord said give her the necklace. I was obedient and gave it to her. She immediately put it on. I told her to pray for strength and God will grant her the strength she needs for the journey. I told her there's NOTHING too hard for God and for her to just trust Him & His process. A man standing behind me agreed with I said and began testifying and encouraging her as well. I went to my car and began pumping my gas.The amount I paid for gas was more than what my truck would allow so I was due a refund. As I was about to go get in line to get my refund, the attendant came out of the side door with tears in her eyes and asked could she hug me. I hugged her and as I was hugging her the Lord said pray for her. As I began praying for her 4 people surrounded us and began praying too. This was the most beautiful thing I've ever witnessed. There were customers standing and watching and nobody complained or asked her to hurry up so that they could make their purchase. We were praising God and calling on the name of Jesus. I was blessed by this experience, I give God all the praise that in my obedience I was blessed by seeing the lady get her breakthrough. Obedience to God proves our love 2 John 6 And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.(NIV) I'm encouraged to always be obedient and do His will.We never know how He's going to work through us in order to get the glory! God will show up & show out, even at the gas station. He truly is AMAZING!