Tuesdays from 12:00 to 1:00 I meet with four or five women in the sanctuary of our church and we pray. God called us to do that and we are faithfully showing up each week.
A couple of weeks ago there was a circle of light on the stage. The dark green carpet seem to be a backdrop so we would notice the bright spot. We walked up on the stage and checked out the spot. If you had seen us, you would have thought we were five years old again. We stuck our hands in the light to see where the ray was coming from. One of the girls suggested standing in the light. Our actions might seem silly for grown women, but we were paying attention to our surroundings. I am supposed to ask you this question. Are you paying attention?
The following Sunday, the title of the pastor's sermon was 'Standing in God's Smile'. He shared the story of a little boy who asked his mother about a spot of light on the floor. The mother told her son that the spot was God's smile. The little boy walked to the circle of light. His mother ask him what he was doing. He said he was 'standing in God's smile'. As the little boy grew up and became successful, he grew distant in his relationship with the Lord. One day as he was clearing out his mom's house after her death, he found a pair of small leather shoes with a note stuffed inside. It said, "these are the shoes you were wearing when you were standing in God's smile. : )
Needless to say, the 'prayer girls' were blown away. God wanted us to know that circle of light was His smile to us! We knew He was showing up for prayer, but He wanted us to see the expression on His face. He was 'beaming' at us. WOW GOD!
If you are walking by faith following Jesus, stepping up to the things He has asked you to do....this is especially for you today : )
You know all those yellow smiley stickers/signs in Wal-Mart, do you think that maybe, just maybe... that is a sign to us? God is in Wal-Mart. : ) I know. I have bumped into Him many times there. Look with the eyes of Faith when you are walking down Aisle 15. His eyes are on YOU! That's something to : ) about!
"B" His Girl