Random Thought Tuesday

This will be a really random 'ranting'... so sorry...
My son and I took a stroller walk to our local sewing store this morning. I haven't had ONE pleasant experience there to date, but decided to give them another chance... especially since they sent me a 50% off birthday coupon (valid all month).

So, we walked in and we were immediately greeted by a stern, yet willing, face: "Are you looking for anything in particular", followed by "what kind of machine do you have", followed by "let me know if there's anything I can do to help."

So far so good.

I decided to ask a question about... embroidery fonts... Ok, I'm a novice and I don't claim to know too much about anything in the sewing world. BUT, I know when things are overpriced, overhyped, or over-anything. Anyway, the stern/willing lady decided to do some research for me, and despite her efforts to find me an answer for a particular question, she came back empty-handed.


The shop owner walked in... Lord, have mercy (on me...please!). It was only 10am and she was alread in the worst mood I have ever seen. I won't go into detail, but let me just say that I was a bit disturbed by her customer service skills. I was a little discouraged. Again. Like I said in the beginning, I've had my share of negative experiences in this particular store. I wanted to give them another chance. Again. Anyway, decided to get a couple of charm packs, then left.

I was feeling so discouraged and "disturbed", that Joshua and I decided to extend our walk and talk to the Lord on our way. I could've said a million negative things about her, but instead, I decided to pray for her.

So I prayed...

and prayed...

and prayed.

Until I was no longer discouraged OR disturbed. Isn't that why the Lord asks us to pray for our "enemies" (don't get me wrong, I do not consider her my enemy, but I was discouraged because of her manners). I praise God for blessing us with the most beautiful blue sky, mild temperatures, cool breeze, and a healthy & happy baby boy! I couldn't be more blessed.

"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.

"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Luke 6:27-36 (NIV)

What about YOU?
Who do you need to pray for today??

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  1. Oh yep, I needed to read this! =) Thanks for being faithful to remind me I need to pray.

    God bless.

  2. WOW! I have been reading those verses the last two days. Thanks for posting them!!! :)