This amazing story reinforces for Carol why she now obeys God right away when she hears him say something in prayer - He's got plans!
As a result of the first lesson in not sending the check the same day I felt called to do it (see previous post) – I was quick to obey when he directed me to pull into a church in my neighborhood. It was a Wednesday evening, and every Wednesday the church opens its doors to those in need and gives them a garbage bag to fill with clothing and shoes etc.,
I was driving home that evening at 7pm, and I found myself pulling into the driveway of that neighborhood church. I did not intend to pull in but rather I just found myself pulling in with a strong urgency. I even remember saying to myself, "Well, OK Lord....". So I get out of my car and walk into the clothing bank area and there walking out in front of me was a young lady crying..... I ask her what the matter was and she explained how this other woman (another beneficiary of the clothing giveaway) was continually grabbing the stuff she needed out of her hands and taking it. (I did get a worker to speak to that rude woman.) She kept saying how she thought that church was supposed to be safe and other things out of pain and lack of knowledge of what "Church" was..... the people not the building etc. I explained things to her – that the woman taking from her was someone in need as she was and that she was not a volunteer "of the church" and so on. She continued to cry and say that she just got off a plane with her 2 children and had no car seat and she needed help – she was young, single, obviously looking for a new place to live and start over. I immediately said, without even thinking, "Well, you can have mine". I went to my car and got it out then thought – "Now what am I gonna do? I don't have one." Literally within seconds my phone rang. I answered to someone saying "Hey – I have 2 car seats for you – I am on the way to drop them off, are you home?"
To God, who sees all, knows all, plans all, and hears all – even the unspoken needs – I have to tease "You big show off"!! lol
Ford Motor Company
How WTNESS.ORG found out about this story: Carol T (see her other articles in the right sidebar) provided this story to regular WTNESS.ORG contributor Bill Griffin, who attends Carol's Thursday lunchtime Bible Study at Ford.