This morning as I took time for 'Conversations with God' I asked, “God, how can I walk in the supernatural today for Your kingdom and glory?” I did not hear anything, but a picture came to my mind. The picture was that of me buying a sandwich at 7-11 in Anderson and then driving a loop through Anderson to look for someone to give it to.
I dropped Emily off at school and then headed to Lowe's to buy supplies. Then I headed to the grocery store. The thought crossed my mind to pick up a sandwich there to give away, but I decided instead to stick with the picture I had in my mind and go to 7-11.
I headed home and then stopped by 7-11. When I walked in, a young man was behind the register and was checking out a gentleman. I found an egg salad sandwich and headed to the register. I walked to the register and exchanged pleasantries with the young man. “How are you?” he asked. “I am good. How are you?” I said. “I am doing okay.” he said. Then he began to tell me about his stomach problems and that his doctor had referred him to a GI specialist. He would go next week.
I asked him his name and then asked if I could pray for him. (No one else was in the store so I felt like I could do this without compromising his work situation.) He said, “That is what I need.” So, I prayed for him there. He smiled and thanked me. I left by saying, “It is going to be alright.” (or something positive like that.)
I then went to my car and did a circle around Anderson, but did not see anyone. I headed towards home, heading back in the direction of 7-11. I said, “God, I don't want to take this sandwich home.
I then saw a homeless looking guy leaving the smoke shop (where they sell cigarettes and such). This is exactly the type of person I did not want to give it to because I often feel so negative about homeless people. But I felt impressed to give it to him. I stopped and he rode past me on his bike. I rolled down my window and asked, “Are you hungry? Want a sandwich?” He said, “Yeah,” took the sandwich, smiled at me and rode away. I felt excited that I had this adventure by taking a step of faith to listen to God and to act on it.
Today, I stopped by 7-11 to check on Chris. I don't normally do this but I wanted to check on him. It was very crowded today, so I poured some coffee and went to pay. This gave me time to ask Chris how his stomach was. He was still in pain, but I let him know that I would keep praying for him. He smiled in the midst of his busyness and seemed grateful for my kindness.