This is an experience too good not to share, hopefully it will encourage each Christ follower who reads it. I know I am encouraged, challenged, and blessed.
Earlier this week, our daughter took her three children shopping for back – to – school clothes, a fun ritual that many families go through I am sure.
While they were in this one store, Breana, our oldest granddaughter, not quite 13 years old, could not help noticing a young sales clerk working in the dressing room area, with cuts all over her legs.
Breana recognized the meaning and cause of the cuts, mentioning it to her Mom, our daughter, and how sorry she felt for this poor girl.
That night, Breana was praying for this hurting sales clerk, and God spoke to her and said, “Go talk to that girl about Me.”
She felt it best to take a note to give the sales clerk, as she would probably be on duty during the day, and below is the note Breana wrote:
“Hi, I was in Old Navy yesterday shopping and saw you working in the dressing room. Something broke inside me when I noticed the cuts and scars on your legs.
I may not know you, your life or really anything about you or what you might be going through, but I know my God does. So I prayed for you last night and asked God to be with you, to guide you and to give you strength and to help you with everything.
I just want you to know that you are not alone and I care along with many others in your life – especially God. You are so loved. There are many reasons to live and not end it. God sees you as amazing and the potential you have in your life. You’re worth so much to Him.
I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and that everything will turn out eventually.
P.S. I invite you to visit my church – Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly for our Sunday service at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome.”
The next morning, Sarah, our daughter, willingly drove Breana up to the mall again to see if the girl was there. Sure enough, in God’s Plan, she was at the desk by herself, no workers or customers near. Breana approached her with the note in an envelope, nervously handed it towards her, saying, “I saw you here yesterday, and noticed what you have been doing. I just wanted to tell you, God Loves you and has a plan for your life. God Bless you. And then Breana left.
We are praying now for the Spirit of God to minister to this young lady in a powerful way, so she will seek Jesus Christ, and know true Abundant Life.
Breana is so tender toward others, and much of it comes from the fact she came from a dysfunctional home, and at age 8 arrived at Matt & Sarah’s home as a foster child. They loved her so much that she is now adopted into our family and we love her equally as much as our other grandchildren.
I know I can learn from this example of listening for God to speak, listening to God when He speaks, and being obedient to what He says by His Spirit.