It happens frequently.
I met a friend for lunch. She handed me a bag with a shoebox in it.
“I saw these sandals and thought of you.
And they were on the clearance rack!”
I signed up for a Couch to 5K program, thinking my basic tennis shoes would carry me through the weeks of training. When that wasn’t the case, I asked a fellow runner, the district manager of an athletic shoe store chain, what type I should consider buying.
“Call me when you want to visit our store,” she replied.
“I’ll tell my manager to fit you.”
Then she smiled.
“And my family would like to buy the shoes for you.”
I told you. I have favor when it comes to shoes.
I don’t know why my feet are so blessed. But I like to think it’s because of the places they take me and the people there who could not only use some good news, but especially, the Good News.
I’m not saying Romans 10:15 was written with me in mind, but when I step on the plane June 17 for my sixth trip to Romania, I’ll have the verse handwritten and packed in a favorite pair of socks. It will remind me that although my shoe benefactors, Cheryl, Cathi, Tammy and Sheila, won’t be physically going with me, thanks to their support (and not just in regards to shoes) my feet are beautifully shod.
"And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, 'How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!'" (Romans 10:15 NLT)
What a blessing! :) Once when my parents were in missionary training with New Tribes Mission, we needed new shoes. So, we prayed. A day or two later we received funding in the mail specifically for new shoes. The most amazing part of the story? It was sent before we even prayed. I'm visiting from the Wise Woman link-up. I pray your trip goes smoothly!:)ReplyDelete
I love your story!! Thank you for "bragging on God" by sharing it! Thanks for visiting and commenting AND for praying about my upcoming trip to Romania. Visit www.elderorphancare.com sometime to see what God is doing there!ReplyDelete
I loved your story about blessed shoes and beautiful feet that take you places for our Lord Jesus. You are my neighbor at TGIFReplyDelete
Thank you for reading, commenting, and encouraging, Hazel! I just visited your blog and was blessed! Yay God! :)Delete
Hi Kim, I love this post. Love that you have "shoe" favour. God has such a sense of humour. But I also love that you used this favour to point to Christ. Great postReplyDelete
Thank you for such encouragement, Tracy! Glory to God :) God bless you for hosting your blog hop and giving wider audience to our God Stories!Delete
What a neat story. Thanks for sharing this with the Thrive @ Home link-up!ReplyDelete
Jenni, thanks for reading and encouraging! I appreciate the privilege of sharing my God Stories at your Thrive@Home link up each week. God bless you BIG....and then some!Delete
I think of another promise to Joshua... wherever your feet go, claim for Me... Fun and lovely post. I love that you have favor with shoes! And shoe-givers! :) ~ Pam, apples of gold, http://wordglow.wordpress.comReplyDelete
Thanks for that reminder, Pam... and for your encouragement! I just visited your site and read "Triple-20 Blessings"--love each one! Yay God! Thank YOU for bragging on God--i just love reading about the creative ways He provides!Delete