Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I Spy with My Little Eye...

GOD!!!

The evidence of His presence is so convincing, I feel I can truly spy HIM with my little eye.
As I reported for my first day as the Activities Director at Edgewood Retirement Center yesterday, I did so upon the foundation of much prayer. I have been on my knees begging God to lead me, to move in and through me, to make me sensitive to His Spirit - that I may be a minister of grace and hope to the men and women I am there to serve.
And He didn't waste a moment!
After the first activity of the morning, I found myself sitting with one of the residents - her hands in mine - listening to her cares and concerns. I thought that was really all she needed. Just someone to listen to her. But then she started talking about God, wondering if He's 'there', wondering if He sees her, or even cares.
And that's when I had to talk.
I told this lovely woman about how God brought this job to me, how He worked all the details perfectly. I told her that I had been praying and asking God to show me who He wanted to me reach out to Monday. And I asked her if she thought He might have brought the two of us together.
She had tears in her eyes, looked up to heaven, and said, "Thank You!"

So, yesterday I spied God in the Activities Room. And I trust I'll be seeing a lot of Him there.

In the future, I'll be saving these stories for my Friday posts. But I know many of you were wondering how the first day of my new job ministry assignment went, and I wanted to let you know. *grin*

Karen

9 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

I knew that He would have something big for you to do at your new assignement. I know that the He was just grinning that big old holy God grin down on you.

Hey, thanks for the sweet comment about my first vlog. It was fun to do but took so long to upload to YouTube that I'm not sure I'll do them on a regular basis. We will see.

And yes, you can listen to me talk as much as you can stand. You will get tired of this southern drawl after just a few minutes, I'm sure.

Leah

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - I like that picture - God's *holy grin*. Think I'll be holding onto that image in my mind today!

The vlogs don't always take that long to upload. I usually let the computer do its thing uploading while I take care of some other 'chore' around the house. Multi-tasking, you know. *wink*

And I don't think I'll get tired of the southern drawl. It's so much more fun than a mid-western-haven't-got-an-accent-plain-jane speech I hear every day.

Patricia/NYC said...

We serve an AWESOME GOD, don't we!
So glad to hear you had a wonderful first day!!

HUGS!!
Patricia

On Purpose said...

Because God is with you Karen wherever you go, you are a blessing to all who come in contact with you. Whether it be a retirement center in an activities room or across a computer screen via a blog!

Hugs to you sweet and precious friend!

luvmy4sons said...

So awesome! So awesome. I am so glad we will have Friday stories of your work and ministry! What a blessing you are. God is good!

TheUnSoccerMom said...

this made tears well up in my eyes.... you're such a blessing!!

God is GREAT!!

Amanda said...

Well Amen to that Praise!!!

Be blessed-
Amanda

Irritable Mother said...

Patricia - Yes, we do. We do!!!

Nichole - Because of Him. Amen!

Leslie - All the time!
I can't do anything without telling stories. It's in my blood. *wink*

Jodi - Yes, He is!
My eyes were feeling the same way yesterday when I was sitting with that precious woman.

Sara K. said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Karen, that is so fantastic! I'm kind of jealous, in a way! The biggest thing I miss about working outside the home, now that I am a homemaker, is having opportunities to share my faith. That must have made you want to jump up and down to have the opportunity to encourage that woman and share God's love with her!! And on your FIRST DAY! So cool! :)