Monday, May 11, 2009
Share Something Important
Do you ever wonder what you should do or say while waiting in line at the store, pharmacy,Disneyland (I wish), airport, wherever? I usually keep to myself or talk about the weather, but what an opportunity to share something important. Something about God.
I've never thought about what I would say & I've never said, "Lord, help me to share with someone today." I know that I should be at least acting in a way that reflects Christ, but allowing the Holy Spirit to speak through me, I haven't really gone there while standing in line.
I stated my belief once at the post office, but I don't know if that counts. This woman in line, for some reason, decided to tell the rest of us "line standers" that you should never get your hair cut when there's a full moon because it grows back faster or something. She looked at me & I looked at the guy behind me, I guess he thought he was invisible because he wouldn't do anything, but stare off into wherever. I looked back & said, "I don't believe the moon has anything to do with it. God makes your hair grow."
She just turned around & kept rambling about the last time she got her haircut... blah, blah, blah and how you can save money on haircuts if you...blah, blah, blah. I looked at the guy behind me again staring off into wherever hoping for him to back me up or something, but nothing. Maybe this is why we should say something to the "line standers" that they can take with them and think about. Something that will benefit them or show them who God is.
I've been told if we open our mouth to speak the right words will come. Maybe I'll start with, "Hi, how are you doing today?" (pray) Then the words will or will not flow depending on what the Holy Spirit thinks the person needs. Maybe I will be the "listener" they needed that day.
Whatever the case may be I want to be sincere in my responses, body language & facial expressions. Your comments are gladly received. Please tell me your stories.