~The safest place to be is within the will of God., originally uploaded by Katherine Gruender.
I would like to share something that i have held off in sharing for i guess a week now. Only my son and daughter know as i fear that telling others may be drawing attention to myself and not to God's power and what the "fear" of God can do in our lives when allowed. But i feel it is necessary to share so i will do so here.
Last week I was sitting in the drive thru at Arby's thinking about the photography slump i was in and asking God what i could do to get out of it. How to see the world through His eyes. I prayed that He would just show me everything around me how He saw it. It was one of those moments when the sun came out the birds flew and the music played perfectly and i listened and looked very intently seeing things that truthfully i had not moments before.
It was my turn at the window. The lady was so very kind. She smiled and talked..i had seen her many times before. And all during the time of waiting for my food God kept saying, "tell her that i love her" and i kept saying, "but then what Lord". What was i going to say after that. It felt like the longest time at a drive thru window ever. Well, you guessed it.. i drove away fighting against God saying, "i didn't know what else to say..." I got to the end of the drive and stopped...i couldn't move! You know that feeling when you have disobeyed God and you may or may not be able to fix it. Well i could still fix it i just had to drive back around that drive thru and talk to that lady...oh my pride!!! Or live with that feeling that piercing my body to my heart! How much my Savior and King had done for me. How could i let this women go without hearing about my wonderful Heavenly Father.
So backing up and going back through the drive thru once again there she was...Stephanie. The words came people. Were they smooth..no but did i get it across that Jesus loved and died for her, yes. Does she know that i'm praying for her, yes. Does she know that the Bible will tell her every thing she needs to know to get her through this life, yes. God provided the words. Praise God! Praise God from whom all blessing flow.
I continue to pray for her and will continue to go through Arby's drive thru just to say hi and remind her of God's love.
Will i be afraid next time? Yes, but i will remember that the safest place to be is in God's will!