When God speaks through you.
When God speaks to you.
When you get to be a part of someone else's miracle.
It was 11:50am, and I was getting ready to head out to the gym to meet with my trainer and friend. I was running behind on getting dressed, as usual, even though it's Saturday morning and I hadn't really been that busy. I always lose track of time on Saturday mornings. It must be the ability to relax or something.
The phone rang, and I hesitated answering it. I was running late for my appointment. I didn't really have time for this, and was already going to be a few minutes late. But, I answered anyway.
I was met with tears on the other end. My friend was in trouble. Spiritual trouble. Physical trouble. Emotional trouble. Marital trouble. She had reached a breaking point, that I had all but expected. No, not that I wanted this to happen. But, just as I have watched myself run into the "guard rail" a few times, I knew that she had already been struggling for days, weeks, months, years.
We talked for two hours. During that time, I felt God's love. I felt God's love for her, but what I really mean is, I felt God's love for her.
His love was flowing directly through me.
Hard to describe. Even harder to understand.
Not because my strength. Because of His.
When we hung up, I knelt down, face to the floor, tears streaming down my face, and asked God,
"What just happened?"
It took me a little time to regroup. I mean, God just used me. I wasn't expecting it, but I had asked for it. I ask for it many times. "God, just use me." God uses us. He surely doesn't need us, being God and all-powerful and all-everything, but He uses us, and it's an honor.
I collected my thoughts, and opened Praying God's Word Day-by-Day, by Beth Moore. I wasn't really ready to distract myself with normal tasks of the day just yet. I wanted to bask in this wonderful feeling that I got to be a part of someone else's miracle.
That was meant for me. That was meant for my friend. I can comfort because I have been comforted by the Comforter. I can encourage because I know the Encourager. I can offer wisdom because I turn to the One who holds all Truth. I can share my hurts and my joys because He turns my miseries into ministry!