Because our team is very small at the moment and we can do big extravagant things, we simply do small things as God leads us and trust Him for the extravagance! A simple thing happened this week that was such a blessing and wanted to share it with you.
Two weeks ago our little team prayed and really wanted to do something for the staff that work at our apartment complex. We have a landlord plus two employees who work the grounds. They work incredibly hard and we always feel like they can't possibly be getting the thanks they deserve for all they do. The one man especially keeps our garbage rooms clean and cleans the garbage cans constantly (and with 40+ units that's a lot of garbage!) We felt to pray and get verses for each of them and bake some cake and so we did. Nothing extraordinary - just simple obedience to God.
Yesterday one of the workers came by our house. He doesn’t hear very well and therefore his speech can be rather slurred. It can be hard to understand him sometimes (and then on top of it, I’m just not that great at French yet!). But he came to our house and asked for two of our dining chairs. We didn’t quite understand what he wanted with them, but gave them anyway. 20 minutes later he came back with the seats freshly covered in new fabric and asked for 2 more chairs and proceeded to recover our 6 dining room chairs. He said that he was so touched by the gift and especially the verse that he felt to do something for us.
Funnily enough, I had gone out to buy fabric just the other day to recover my chairs but hadn’t gotten the tools yet to do it myself. The fabric he put on wasn’t my first choice but when he told us why and his heart to bless us they became the most beautiful chairs in the world. I LOVE my new chairs because they show me that even the simplest acts can touch others.
The Word and love of God is powerful! It tears down strongholds, builds relationships and sets people free. Don’t give up little opportunities to do things that can have big impact. It’s not about what you do but HOW you do it. If you do it to obey and show the love of God, anything can happen!