One of our more retiring, gentle members of our group, called P, has been moved more and more by Holy Spirit to step out and pray for those around him as he goes. He was the person who stopped and gave all he had in his wallet to a busker in this earlier story here and he was the person who was prompted to pray for a girl at Nandos in this story here
Our church recently hosted carols for Christmas. He noticed a guy sitting outside in the warmth of the evening and he felt a prompting, which he is becoming more accustomed to recognise now, and he went over and quietly chatted to this person. This act of stepping out for P is huge, as I said he is a gentle giant … gentle and mighty!
He also told me another recent God is Good story this last Sunday … where he found treasure at the tip.
P said he felt he was meant to drop some trash off at the tip on his way to work. He headed off and unknowingly headed towards a complete God set up.
He said he stood in the line at the counter to pay, and a young girl looked at him and said something like “you look like your an older man, a father, a husband, will you please give me some advice about something?”
P was a little taken aback but said “sure” and the girl proceeded to show him a picture saved on her phone screen of the Superman actor in costume. She said ” my partner doesn’t like me having this as my screen saver, he thinks it’s wrong and is really upset, what do you think?” She apparently had been taking a poll with people as they came to the counter.
P looked at her and asked her a few questions (wise, gentle mighty giant). He asked her why she thought her partner would not like it. He explained that his wife had been through a tough divorce before meeting and marrying P and she would not like it if P had a photo of another woman (even dressed up in costume) on his phone, that it would be odd to do something like that. He then asked the girl whether her partner may feel rejected, or had gone through anything to make him feel rejected, and she said yes that he had been through a nasty breakup/divorce. P then suggested she reflect on that, and the light started to dawn.
He then said to this girl, would you like me to pray for you (he did this while the line got longer behind him with people waiting to pay (bold, wise, mighty, gentle giant). She said that she would love that, and so he prayed for her.
P had trash to drop at the tip.
God had treasure for P to find.
Because P is becoming more attuned to the voice of God as he goes about his day, he is finding the treasure hidden for him, and he is loving that treasure as God directs, and as he does, he is showing the world around him that they are loved, they are valuable and that …
God is Good!