I was in Meijer’s the other day, doing some grocery shopping. I like to use the self check out, no matter how many things I have. No, I don’t use the express self check out. I use the one that has no limit on the number of items you are buying, just in case you were wondering. Because I know somebody was saying “Awww…you’re scanning too many things!”
At any rate, as I’m scanning my purchases, something gets stuck in the belt. I’m not sure what to do so I hit the “Help” button on the screen. When I hit the button, a voice says “Help is on the way”. I kid you not, as I turned to my left to get something out of my basket, an employee was standing there asking me what I needed and that she was there to help me. Wow…that was pretty darn quick! She unstuck (is that a word?) the item and went on her way.
I was still “stuck” on the fact that the machine said “Help is on the way”. I am a very literal person and I felt it was God speaking to me. One thing I’ve learned is that God is speaking ALL THE TIME. It’s just that most of the time we aren’t listening. I try to make a point to not put God in a box. By a box I mean, He has to fit what He’s doing within the confines of my understanding and how I want them done.
When I allow God to be God and do what He does best, he never ceases to amaze me. He always does something that I never thought about. I guess that’s why the scripture says, He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that I could ask or even….THINK!
Yes, God spoke to me in the checkout line at Meijer’s and He’s speaking to you too! Are you listening?
Love you to life!