Hello everyone! Happy Thursday…and a big welcome, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I’m so glad you stopped by today, for another visit…and I pray that your day will truly be filled with the presence of God!
Well yesterday was a great day…and it sure felt good to get out of the house and office for a while, to go grocery shopping. I never thought in my lifetime; that I would think of grocery shopping, as a vacation away from home…but I do. After a couple very busy weeks of work…it was time to fill up the cupboards and fridge, for another two weeks. You’re probably wondering…now why would she shop for that many days at a time. Well…I guess you haven’t seen the schedule God has given me for this ministry…and besides, it does make it a lot easier on my legs.
Anyways…as I was tying up some loose ends with the ministry, while preparing to head out the door; I spent a little time with God and asked Him to bless my husband and me, with two good cab drivers and to keep us safe and bless us at the store…and you know what…He did it all and more!
The first cab driver we had was a retired school teacher…with a smile that could make you happy, even if you were having a bad day. As I got into the cab…he was quick to say “Hello” and then he talked with my husband and me, as if he had known us all his life.
Once we got to the store and began to shop…I thought to myself…wow Lord, you have already started my day with answered prayer…but then on the way home, we were greeted by a cab driver, who seemed to be either having a bad day or was just not a happy man. As we got into his cab…he did say “Hello;” but seemed more to himself. After letting him do most of the talking…I just sat there listening and smiling back…and just like I shared on Twitter…that smile seemed to do the trick; because as we pulled into our driveway; his whole outlook on life seemed to be slowly changing.
After the cab came to a halt…my husband got out and began to take the groceries from the cab, while I prepared to pay the man. Within a short time, I saw something in this man that I hadn’t seen the whole way home. He looked at me and said… “You know…my meter hasn’t been working right lately; so let me do this manually.” I said… “Ok…that will be fine.” Within a few minutes; he turned back to me and gave me the cost of the cab ride and it was cheaper than what the meter said. When I left that cab…my thoughts began to focus on how a simple smile and heart can truly allow God to work and change a person completely around.
You know…one thing I was reminded of today; is that we don’t have to be anything special to serve God. Rather than getting upset, over the way someone is treating us…why not give them a smile. It’s amazing how a smile can not only change their heart…but our heart too!
No matter where you are in life…just know that you don’t have to be anything special to serve God. Just a simple smile can take a heart that is hurting…cold and calloused and make it into something brand new…so “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
Well…it’s been another great visit! I pray that your day will truly be blessed from above! Take care and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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