We put God in a box! I put God in a box! I have this idea of what He will do, what He won’t do, what He can do, and what He’d NEVER do. But, guess what? This box I have for Him—He’s not a fan. God isn’t limited by my thoughts.
And so, this year, this school year, I’m praying—I’m praying for God to do great things, big things, things I tell myself God can’t/won’t do. And I’m doing this because I believe that despite my limited faith, God really is all knowing and all powerful.
And I’m seeing God do things, things I never thought He would do.
Here’s one of those times…
The other day, I was grading papers at McDonalds (aka, my office), when 4 unkempt little boys walked in, probably about 9 years old, maybe 10. They went to the counter, and one picked through his pocket, gathering enough coins for a child size Coke. The other three stood looking at the Happy Meal toys, talking about the ones they wished they could have.
So, I decided in that moment, I’d see if they wanted to eat. And they did. So I bought them Happy Meals, asked each of their names, told them to behave, and went home.
I always pay my credit card right away, so I did, as usual. But then, yesterday, the pending charge was gone. just gone. no charge. In fact, the credit is there from where I paid the amount.
I went back today to ask, because I wanted to make sure there was no mistake at the register. I talked to the lady, and she said everything was fine on their end. I had nothing, except to say, “It was God.”
And then I watched her tell her coworkers. Testify!
God is working outside the box I have for Him. He’s whispering, “Go, give, serve. And then watch. Watch ME. Watch me go beyond what you even expect.”