Thank you for joining me in my series 31 Days of Finding God. Each day I am going to use a prompt from Kate and incorporate that into how I am finding God in my everyday!
I have struggled all day to come up with what to write about in regards to the word prompt for today. I had a few ideas but the felt so forced. I thought that I might have to skip a day…and then God opened my eyes once again.
Today Dominic and I went to pick up Karlena from dance. As we were leaving the parking lot Dominic told me to stop. Behind us was a women who was attempting to back up and as she started to move he noticed that she had a terribly flat tire.
He jumped out of the car and went over to her. She didn’t speak english well, but he pointed out her tire and she said she would just drive to a gas station and fill it up. He told her that she shouldn’t drive on it or she would risk ruining the tire completely. We have a portable compressor at home so he offered to go get it and come back to help her.
I hadn’t even noticed her there. If I had been alone at that pickup I would have driven away, completely unaware.
How often are we given opportunities to see and yet we are so wrapped up in ourselves that we miss it?
We came back with the compressor but it became apparent that the tire wouldn’t hold air. So he offered to put on her spare tire instead.
Changing a tire isn’t an easy job, but even Karlena got in on the fun.
Of course, as it seems with most jobs, things didn’t go as planned. One of the lug nuts was stripped so he couldn’t put them all back on.
Once it was on as best as he could make it, he offered to follow her home so we made sure she made it there safely.
I was so proud of him.
And I don’t write this post just to brag about him. (Even though I think he is pretty awesome)
Even more than that I was so aware of how in that moment Dominic put his plans, his time, second to help someone else in need.
God gives us opportunities to do this all the time.
But how often am I too busy, too rushed, to self-consumed to notice that there might be someone in need?
Today by my husbands simple actions I was reminded once again that I need to live my life with my eyes open. Watching, seeking, and praying that God would put people in my path so that I might have a chance to be a light.
We have been given so much, and of whom much has been given, much is required.
I don’t want to miss it because I am so focused on me, me, me. Lord help me to put my needs, my wants, second and to focus on shining Your light to those around me.
In Him, Kristin