Wednesday, March 28, 2012

God Can Use Anyone

God Sees The Hidden Things

I’m a pastor’s wife, but I’m not a speaker. I’m definitely what you would call a good support system. Church is great, but what I love most out of life is being a mom and a homemaker. I’m glad I never had to miss time with the kids at home while they were (and are) growing up. I know that not every mom has that option.

But sometimes I, being a background person, can feel a little lost in the crowd and wonder if anything I am doing is truly making a difference. Do you ever feel that way?

The other day Dave and I went for a drive before church on a Sat. night and he went into Hy-Vee to get a coffee from Starbucks for us to share. As I sat there waiting on him to come back, I “people watched” from my seat.. I began noticing their expressions as they got out of their car. Some looked as if the grocery store was the last place they wanted to be. Other people looked very burdened down with their own problems and worries. I watched one older lady as she put her cart away and walked slowly back to her car. Without even thinking much about it, I began to pray for her, that the Lord would surprise her with the desire of her heart, whatever that may be. As I did, I suddenly felt the Lord’s tremendous pleasure. I felt so much emotion. It was as if I would burst with His joy. I have no idea who she was or any of the other people I watched that day, but He knows each one and their hopes and dreams and their disappointments. Even people or situations that you’ve prayed about and forgotten, God remembers.

I realized that even if my ministry isn’t really seen, God notices and is very pleased. He sees me on days that I feel a little lost, or hidden away. As long as we allow Him to lead us in every aspect of our lives, He will ultimately receive all the glory that we have tried to give him over the span of our lives.

Photo used with permission from Sheri Shay.