Summary: A lot of times in life we may ask ourselves "Am I making a difference for the Lord. This lesson will show the power of what one kind act will do for the glory of the Lord."
Never has one story had such an impact on my life and the lives of many others. Last week in the tragedy across from our house I wrote a devotional about “Expect The Unexpected”. This devotional I wrote was about the miracle of a man on the Daily Devotional forwarding the lesson to a company in Georgia. This man had no idea that the company he was sending it to was part of the relatives of the family of the man that was murdered. But God knew. God knew they needed comfort.
But God is so good the story gets even better because God is always in the miracle and comfort business. Not comfort to take it easy but comfort to heal the brokenhearted. I started to think of the man named “99” who originally forwarded the devotional. He lived in Tennessee. I e mailed him the miracle and was curious who added him to the Daily Devotional. This is what he had to say.
“ sure do, I will never forget him it was by far one of my loneliest days- I just felt like giving up- that suicide may be the best option for me and David Crocker “papa Crock” talked with me David was before that moment a business associate a vendor that I purchased from but after that day he will forever be “one of those persons in your life “a special person” angel- miracle in the flesh! the conversation made so much sense to me -truly Gods words through him- things that I knew I guess I just needed someone to tell me again that moment but after we talked and I thanked him he told me that someone had done the same for him and he truly believed that God was involved that somebody he said was you he said that you helped him through some difficult times after and injury with his little girl- a friend of his told him about your daily devotional and he suggested that I subscribe also! 99 McGill”
It gets better. I thought David would be encouraged by what “99” had to say so after asking 99 for permission I forwarded his e mail onto David. This is what David e mailed back to me.
CURRENTLY ON THE VERGE OF TEARS! AND AT WORK! GOD HAS SPOKEN TO ME AGAIN AND JUST IN TIME ONCE AGAIN! HE KNEW I NEEDED TO HEAR THESE WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN ASKING THE QUESTION LATELY, “AM I REALLY BEING EFFECTIVE FOR CHRIST” IN WHAT SEEMS TO FEEL LIKE A DORMANT TIME. THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING SUCH AN UNSPEAKABLE SOURCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO ME.
THANK YOU LORD FOR THESE TWO MEN IN MY LIFE, AND BLESS THEM RICHLY “IN JESUS’ NAME” I LOVE YOU, BROTHERS. I ALWAYS SAY, HE CONTINUES TO BLESS ME “IN SPITE OF MYSELF” I JUST NEED TO MOVE OUT OF HIS WAY. David Crocker
Then I asked David who added him to the list and he gave me a man named Steve. So I forwarded the entire correspondence to Steve. This is what Steve had to say.
“Sounds like the past few days have been very mixed emotions for you. First of all, I just want to say that I am very humbled/blessed to be part of your daily devotionals. I to like David, continue to ask myself, am I effective in my daily walk with Christ. I ask and pray that my walk with Christ gets stronger/matures as every day goes by. I ask that God puts me in situations that only he can get me out of to make me stronger. Some days you ask why this or that happens, but I know for sure that my faith in Jesus makes the question easy to answer. Brad- Thanks for being part of my life and ALL the others.”