Our pastor brought a message a short while ago about being God’s friend, sharing with Him my day, my joys, my concerns, and my everyday thoughts. Last Thursday I had opportunity to sit outside for 4 hours with our vegetable stand. I was knitting and appreciating the beauty of our yard and the neighborhood, wondering at all the different trees, thinking about the person who thought of roasting, grinding and steeping (for lack of a better word) coffee beans, watching the kittens play in the bushes and trees. I was chatting with God about all these things and more; what an enjoyable time we had together. Take time to be a friend with your Heavenly Father.
This little story reminds me of the wonder of being God’s friend and how amazing it is.
And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
Twinkies and Root Beer
By: Author Unknown
There once was a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer, and he started on his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park, staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase.
He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her a Twinkie. She gratefully accepted it and smiled at him.
Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer. Once again, she smiled at him. The boy was delighted. They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, yet they never said a word.
As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave.
Before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman and gave her a hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own home a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, “What did you do today that made you so happy?” He replied, “I had lunch with God.”
But before his mother could respond, he added, “You know what? She’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!”
Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her neighbor was stunned by the look of peace on her face, and she asked, “What did you do today that made you so happy?” She replied, “I ate Twinkies in the park with God.” But before her neighbor responded, she added, “You know, he’s much younger than I expected.”
Will someone see God in your smile or kind deeds? Maybe they’re not even looking for God, but may see Him in the kindness you show. Isn’t that what we’re here for? It might be a stranger, someone you work with, a family member or friend. Let them see God in you. Show His love in all you do today.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Trust God for your day…Today