Friday, June 11, 2010

Pharmacy Notes

So Tuesday afternoon I was walking into work, praying and asking God to make me sensitive to His Spirit - asking Him to help me honor Him in the pharmacy. I worked every night this week and, honestly, I didn't have the best attitude about it. I would rather have been home so I could eat dinner with my family. I would rather have been home so I could walk Matthew home from school. But I am trusting that God has a plan with this whole thing we're going through, and I knew I needed to be in communion with Him - that He might change my heart.

So I prayed.

And with one of my very first customers, God reminded me He's in this circumstance and I can trust Him with the results.
It wasn't anything this particular customer said to me. There was nothing extraordinary about our interaction.
God spoke through the change.
That is, the customer's items totaled $28.89 and he paid me with $40.
Do the math.
When I put his money in the drawer and looked up at the screen, this is what I saw:

Amount paid: $40.00
Amount owed: 28.89
Change due: $11.11

I got a huge smile on my face as I counted out eleven dollars and eleven cents to give to my customer. And as I handed it to him, it was almost as if I could hear God saying to me, Trust Me, Karen. I will make the necessary change in you.

Love, love, love it when He does stuff like that!



luvmy4sons said...

LOL! That is a riot! God is so good! Here is a big hug! I know how hard it is to keep a good attitude about working away from home! Look Who has your back! Awesome! 11:11! Love it!

Patricia/NYC said...

I LOVE this!!! HE is so AWESOME!!!

Hey, thanks for your message about "gum day"...made me SMILE!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

gianna said...

i must be missing something about 11:11. I missed your Mon devotional this week. would i find the answer there?

Irritable Mother said...

Leslie - Yep. He's got my back!

Patricia - Yes He is!!!
I'm glad teh gum day thing made you smile. *grin*

Gianna - There's something in the Monday devotional, too. Just click on 1111 in the labels and you'll learn all about why 1111 is significant to me.

Sara K. said...

That is SO cool, Karen -- how sweetly God spoke to your heart! :) Love the 11:11 thing!

BTW, I was in a pharmacy last week, feeling a little frustrated, and I thought, "Wouldn't it be awesome to encounter an employee like Karen?! How refreshing that would be!" It encourages me to know God is using you in this way!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

i love how God shows up and shows Himself mighty just when we need it!

Irritable Mother said...

Sara - I would love to encounter a customer like you. *grin* If you're ever in Michigan...

Beth - And He's so good at it!

Amanda said...

I love that you chose to see God in everything... a good goal for me today!


Irritable Mother said...

Amanda - It's a good goal for us every day. :)