Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Chocolate Guest

One of the ways that God has changed my heart over the years is in relationship. He has given me many more relationships. I prayed for Him to bring wise women into my life, and I also prayed for Him to make me a wise women. I prayed for Him to enable me to lead women, mentor women, show them what HE has done for me in my life. He is doing that for me, everyday. And, even though I am an introvert, He takes me and puts me in the middle of a crowd and speaks through me and uses me in ways I never would have imagined a few years ago. He has stretched me to a place of opening my home to guests that need a place to stay, and trusting that He will be in control of my time, my family, and my heart. The introvert in me wants to be alone, God has challenged that over and over again. He continues to ask me if the Rebel in me is willing to step out and obey, to trust His way and not my own.
I have had a lot of people around me as of late....we have had people in our home too. God has wanted it that way. Last night, our guest, my friend arrived and she had a chocolate surprise for me. It was dark, smooth, rich, and delightful. It touched my heart in a special way, not just because she thought of me, but because it felt like God was thinking of me too. It had been a busy morning for me with a lot of people and by the time I got home I was tired. I went to bed for a nap. My nap was disrupted many times, kids, dogs, phone,, it was like laughter to see chocolate!
Once again, God amazes me. He uses people, He uses me in ways I don't even realize. He used my friend to bring surprise and laughter to my heart. Because of her actions, I delighted in the Lord! I want Him to use me like this, in all that I do, in all that I think, let it be to HIS glory. Even chocolate.
Jesus, I know that You think of everything. And, I know that You want my thoughts to be Your thoughts, me to be one with You. Say That Again, let us be One, to walk in unity of Spirit. Use me, Jesus.


  1. Last year at a women's conference, I shared my Andes mint with a friend who didn't have one. It was my only chocolate, but still, pretty easy to do. At the next workshop women started streaming in with plates stacked high with chocolate treats. I learned there was a table full in the lobby. When I went and looked at the long table with all its chocolate candy and cookies it made me laugh with joy at God's generosity, assurance He would provide, and sense of humor. I gave half (!) a mint, God gave me in return "a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over". (Luke 6:38).

    1. God does have a playful sense of humor, and I'm thinking He likes chocolate too! He returned your generosity ten fold!


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