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Monday, November 9, 2009

Out of the Ordinary

Last Tuesday was just an ordinary day.  Or was it?

I did nothing different than usual.  Came to the office.  Started working.  Did some research.  Ate lunch.

Same ole, same ole.

But somewhere in the midst of all this, God had ordained a moment.  A moment out of the ordinary.

You see, that morning I was looking at the design of a blog I frequent because I am in process of redesigning mine.  Ahem, I mean having someone redesign mine.  I design as well as I sing.  And if you've never heard me sing, then you're one of the lucky ones because it isn't pretty.  Trust me on that one.

Anyway, back to the blog I was looking at.  I happened to read the post for that day.  It was good.  But I really didn't think that much about it.  And I moved on to look at some designs on other blogs.

After lunch a dear friend came in the office on her lunch break.  I knew she was having a tough week and I could tell she was just desiring a friendly face. 

The conversation was light until she starting sharing more of her heart concerning the situation she is currently moving through.  My mind went to the blog post I read just a couple hours earlier.  The title was... I Wasn't Planning to Write this Post.

And I'm sure she wasn't, but God was.  It was just what my friend needed to read on that day, at that moment.  So I forwarded it to her.

God used my ordinary day to minister to a friend in need through an extraordinary way.   

To be used by God does not mean you have to have a Masters in Theology,  'Pastor' in front of your name, or be the President of a large ministry. 

You just have to be willing and inviting.

Willing- to be God's hands extended. 

Inviting- allowing Him to use your ordinary day in extraordinary ways.

So, what ordinary moment has God used in an extraordinary way in your life?  Do tell. 

p.s.  If you are like me your curiosity is about to get the best of you.  Click here and you too can read the post I sent my friend.  :)


Carol Poortvliet said...

Tina, interestingly enough, I just volunteered at the Women of Faith conference Friday night where I got to hear SCC speak about his faith in the aftermath of Maria's death. His performance of Cinderella was very touching. I'm so glad he lives his life and his faith so openly that our lives can be touched by the extraordinary moments that come out of His relationship with God.

Marlene said...

Love your new look, enjoyed so much reading the blog and listening to the new CD by SCC. A touching tribute to a mighty God who sees us through painful losses and gives us hope!