December 02, 2012

Holy McDonald's


The other day I went out to eat lunch with a few girlfriends.  The atmosphere was quiet and I could tell we all had a lot on our minds. It was after church and none of us had a lot of cash on hand.  So as we talked about where to eat someone suggested McDonald's.  And since none of us eat there very often we decided that it would be fine to indulge in burgers and fries.

We spent over two hours talking and sharing about our struggles and joys.  Food for the soul.  During our visiting many people came and went at the tables and booths all around us.  When we finally realized that we were heading into our third hour it was decided that we had to head out.  But before we did one of my friends pulled out a little journal from her purse and asked if we had any prayer requests.  So around we went sharing what we would like prayer for and also a praise.

We all closed our eyes and one of us prayed that God would help us to pray about everything that was written down for the coming week.  And when we finished and started gathering our things an older man, probably in his late 60s, came up to us and said, " May God bless each of you young ladies."

And then he went and sat back down again.  None of us had realized he was listening to everything we had been sharing!  It made us wonder how many other people that day overheard our conversations.  And it made me so grateful that I was spending time in the company of people who honor the Lord even in their every day girl talks.

We were all very encouraged... and maybe a little bit embarrassed.  :)  We certainly were not trying to get attention from everyone around us but perhaps our meeting there at McDonanld's was just so we could be an encouragement to that one man.  Who knows?  Maybe even something we said in those two hours encouraged someone else to learn more about God or go back to church.

My point being that when God is center in your life and included in your every day activities it makes you stand out whether or realize it or not.  And God does mighty things when we live in a way that honors Him.  I have no doubt that when I get to heaven He will reveal things to me about how my life impacted people I may have never even known!  I'm sure the same can be said about you too.

We just don't realize how precious each of us truly are and how deeply our lives impact everyone around us.  Somewhere, someone is watching you and me.  They are looking for someone whose life real.  May that be true of each of us as we move into a new year!

" For where two or more gather together as my followers, I am there among them."
~ Matthew 18:20 

   

20 comments:

Lauren Davenport said...

What a great story!

BelovedBomber said...

A great truth! THanks!

Denise said...

Wonderful story.

Stephanie said...

This was a blessing to read and a great reminder to let Christ shine forth every day and every minute. Have a lovely day!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Lindy Joy said...

That was truly inspiring.

Brenda said...

What a lovely story Sincerity, and the natural way that it happened, without you trying to attract anyone's attention to your praying, makes it even more set up by the Lord.
I love your new picture at the head of your blog.

T-Childs said...

Witnessing for Jesus can happen anywhere, even in a pub full of rough and tough blokes! I do love a Big Mac now and then!

SINCERITY said...

Lauren Davenport: Thank you. True story. And just think how many of us have great stories to share about what God does every day!

BelovedBomber: God so good to teach us truth even in places and times we may not be expecting. :)

Denise: Thank you. I'm glad I could share it.

SINCERITY said...

Stephanie: I'm happy it was an encouragement to you. :)

Lindy Joy: Praise the Lord!

Brenda: Yes, I believe this is the way God chooses to work in our lives. Through every-day interactions. And when we are sensitive to His gentle nudges His work is done naturally.

SINCERITY said...

T-Childs: I have to agree that Big Macs are just necessary once-in-a-while. :D And yes, God definitely enjoys sharing the good news everywhere we go.

lgsquirrel said...

God is clearly using you to bless others. Keep going, sis.

Sateigdra L Knowles said...

To God be the Glory!!! Great post! I hope one day I have girlfriends that honor God in everyday girl talk. I've never had that.

Nicole Buckingham said...

beautiful. it's hard to imagine the impact you can have just by the beautiful living you are doing. love this.

Thank you so very much for joining us for An Aloha Affair last week. How sweet it was to end the month together.

Our beautiful December team has gathered and we are so excited to invite you to join us for... An Aloha Affair. Come mingle and grow with us, you are always welcome. Always.

Cheers,
Nicole
localsugarhawaii.com

morgan. said...

i love this so much.

SINCERITY said...

Sateigdra L Knowles: Don't be discouraged. It has been my experience that God brings the right people into our lives at exactly the right time and in exactly the right way. He is planning your future relationships as we speak! :)

Dear Lord, I just want to bring Sateigdra to you right now. Please bring into her life, very soon, women of strong faith and character her age and older. May she continue to seek you and have opportunities to serve and be served by sisters and brothers in Christ.
In Jesus name, Amen.

SINCERITY said...

Nicole Buckingham: Thank you for your kind words. I will certainly be visiting again! Blessings to you!

morgan: I'm happy you are encouraged. :)

~The Keller Girls~ said...

Oh, thank you so much for posting! That is just amazing! God Bless you!


SINCERITY said...

The Keller Girls: Thank you and may He continue to bless you as well. :)

Tasha said...

I love this! I'm happy to say I'm a new member of your blog. It's very encouraging.

SINCERITY said...

Tasha: Welcome! I am thankful that God can use me to encourage you. Blessings.