Thursday, February 08, 2007

One pizza at a time!

For a long time, I have wanted to be able to be a full-time minister for the Lord. It appears that now I will be able to, at least for a short while. Due to various circumstances, the weather and amount of work, I am going to be laid off for a little while. For how long, I do not know. The only thing that I am even close to being sure of is that it will be at least for two weeks, probably longer. I am towards the end of the first week now. So, I have freed up time. Pray with me that the Lord will help me use it to the best of His advantage. I would love for a miracle to happen and things work out so that I didn't have to go back. We are seeing good growth in our local church. Just tonight we had a second time visitor.
Anybody reading this is probably wondering what in the world all of this has to do with a pizza! Well, I found out today that my unemployment insurance is not going to work as we had hoped it would. That means a pretty good drop in money for us while I am off. Not a big deal, the Lord will bring us through. But, as I was clearing snow before church earlier this afternoon, our neighbor drove up made a quick stop at his house, and came back out. He came up to me and asked if we liked Pizza Hut(he works there). I told him that we ate there occasionally. He then proceeded to ask if we had eaten dinner yet. I told him no. He then offered to bring us a pizza. I told him that he didn't need to. He kept insisting, refering to a cake that Kelley had made a long while back that she had ended up taking to their house with a card inviting them to church. I finally gave in and told him sure. He asked what kind, and I said that cheese would be fine. He got off work at five and around 5:30 a knock at our door with the pizza. I asked if he had to pay for it. He said something about a discount and wouldn't take any money for it saying something about being neighborly or it being a neighbor thing. I thanked him and just figured it was a small little blessing from the Lord as a reminder that He is going to take care of us. What ever comes, I guess I'll just take it one pizza at a time:) If my neighbor happens to read this some how, Thanks! May the Lord bless you for blessing us!


Momma Tammi said...

That is so great! Lesson number one in ministering...learn how to say, "Thank You" graciously when someone does something for you. ~grin~ I'm a fine one to talk...we still have trouble with that one. We would rather be doing for others instead of them doing for us. You will be amazed at the many ways God will choose to meet your needs. He is so amazing! Praying for you two.

The Middle J said...

Praying for you two or rather three :-)

What I haven't learned is what to say when people tell complament you on the lesson you did or the message you "preached" (even though I don't think I preach) Thank you seems weird.

I know what its like to want to do something for someone but they won't let you- I guess thats why its easier for me to accept help because I've been in those shoes

Momma Tammi said...

"Praise the Lord or Thank the Lord" works if you aren't comfortable with "thank you".