This is a place of ME. This is a place where I will let the walls down and be honest. Joys and stories or tears and heartbreaks, they will all be here. Devotionals to poems, my heart is open to you. I will love well. I will love you and honor you by allowing you into my brokenness and the truth that God has reviled to me. This is a place of Me.
Monday, December 20, 2010
My lovely Jennie and I often talk about "changing the world" one day, we have thoughts and plans and dreams of making this world a better place. Showing God's love and making others smile and bring them colser to him.
But guess what? We've found out that we can't change the world! Darn.
I was frusterated with this fact the other day and talking to David abou it. After letting me ramble (like I often do), Then said this... "Sarah you can't change the "world", but each person lives in their own "world" and THAT world you can change."
Wow. So person by person we can try to change THEIR world and hopfully they will pass it on. Who know's one small act could ripple around the world... WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!
Even if it doesn't we've put a smile on someones face, warmed their heart, maybe even put a seed in their spirit :) Their world was changed.
Now, I'm going to tell you some stories. I'm not telling these to toot my own horn. I haven't told you all these cool stories yet because I don't want to brag, this is all God not me. So here I go.
1. This is where it all sarted. My Lovely Jennie and I were at church one night and they talked about donating money to our sister church in a forgin country. Right before church was over she dissapeared. I knew she had went to get money. lol She also came back with 12 roses (yes this was what that poem was writtenn about). She gave them out to girls. You can't emagin their faces :) I was walking around seeing these flowers and thanking God for the heart that gave these girls flowers, only to find out it was my Jennie. I'd encourage you to read the poem I wrote about this. It's the best example of how a small act can change a world that I have.
2. I fallowed her example. My great friend Jessica was graduaging and I went to buy her our favorite flowers (guber daisies). As I was walking out of the store a lady with two little boys just said, "wow those are beautiful." I said "Yes mam they are" and walked on. I got it my car and God said, "go buy her flowers". I argued asking God if I was supposed to be broke for the sake of others.... DUH! I'd give everything if I can change someone's life. lol So I walked back in and got her flowers, walked around the store until I found her. I gave her two flowers and the recept so people didn't think she took them. lol
She asked me why and I just said that I felt like she needed flowers today. She got tears in her eyes and said, "Yes, yes I do. Thank you." We talked for a few min and she introduced me to her grandsons. We hugged and I said "God bless" and left.
God did somthing in her and in me that moment. :)
3. I had a few flowers from her boque left and so as I was driving I gave them to sevreal people I saw along the street that I felt like God was saying they needed one. One I rember that will always stick with me. I saw and elderly lady on the sidewalk carving something, a stick I think. So I stopped my car and gave her flowers. She spoke no english and I don't think she was all there meantally, but she looked at me saying something, the biggest smile on her face, and she kissed the flowers. Wow. :)
Guess what? God let me keep the last three flowers :) He loves me too!
Well those are just the first few, but this is long and I am sleepy! lol SO I'll give you more ideas later. Really, look what a few flowers did :) To God be the praise!