Thursday, June 30, 2011
"Grant that my children may learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit who dwells in them."
Myself or Others:
"Lord, grant that _____________ would learn to live a life of love, through the Holy Spirit who dwells within."
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Ephesians 5:2
Last night, Luke and I went to Target in pursuit of paper towels and a night light for the boy's bathroom. When I turned the corner onto the light bulb isle, I was greeted by a Target employee stocking shelves. Young lad with a big smile. His red shirt matching the rosy of his cheeks. You'd think he had been there waiting for me.
"Good evening, Ma'am. Is there anything I can help you find tonight?"
With every shape and size of bulb before me, "I just need a night light."
"Are you looking for one in particular? We have some right here and a few more up front." Picking one from the shelf, "This is our new LED light that is energy-efficient and gives a soft glow. It lasts twice as long as an average bulb. If a regular 60 watt is paper and pen, this LED bulb is a laptop computer."
"I think you've sold me on the LED bulb. I'll try it. Thank you so much."
"Yes, ma'am. If there's anything else I can help you with, please let me know."
As I turned to leave the light bulb isle, I thought, What great customer service. I can't imagine anyone more concerned about my night light purchase.
I turned back. "Excuse me. Can I get your name? Your manager should know what a great job you are doing."
"Thank you, ma'am. My name is Ross. That makes my night."
I didn't ask Ross if he was a Christian. But his motivation was love last night. Maybe it was a love for his job at Target. Or maybe a love for LED light bulbs. But I'd bed you my bottom dollar, Ross was motivated by love through the Holy Spirit within him.
I could see it.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45
There was good stored up in Ross's heart. And his fruit was good.
I pray that my children would be recognized by the good fruit stored within them. I pray that love would exude and that the love of Christ would be a blessing to everyone in their path.
If we live by the Spirit, let us walk by the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
Be it feeding the hungry, laying hands on the sick or helping someone find a night light, let the love of Christ be evident to all.
Made with graphic elements by Cori Gammon