A practical way to know if you are related to God

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Deolu Akinyemi

Once upon a chilly day, a ten-year-old boy stood outside a shoe store, his little feet bare and cold, his eyes fixated on the displays in the window. A compassionate woman came by and noticed the boy’s longing gaze.

“My dear child,” she asked, “why do you peer so longingly at these shoes?”

The boy replied, “I was just praying to God for a pair of shoes.”

Without hesitation, the woman took the boy’s hand and led him into the store. She asked the shopkeeper for half a dozen pairs of socks and requested a water basin and a towel. The clerk promptly provided her with what she asked for.

Taking the boy to the back of the store, the woman knelt down, removed her gloves, and washed the little boy’s feet with care and tenderness. She dried his feet with the towel and put a warm pair of socks on his toes. Then, with a smile on her face, she purchased him a brand-new pair of shoes.

The woman handed the remaining socks to the boy and patted him on the head, asking him, “Do you feel more comfortable now, my little friend?”

Tears welled up in the boy’s eyes as he took the woman’s hand and asked, “Excuse me, ma’am, are you God’s wife?”

Dear Reader, are you God’s wife? God’s Son? God’s Daughter? God’s servant? Let it show in the errands you run on His behalf. Let the world around you wonder how come it is you that God sent to answer their prayers.

One day I left my house with an envelope labelled God’s Pocket with money inside it. I went out walking around, looking for someone that God would lead me to give the envelope.  All I needed to do was stop the person, give the envelope and explain that God cares about them and wanted them to have this. One day, I met someone who needed exactly what was in the envelope. God leads us by His still small voice. If only we would listen to the compassion in our hearts and go out purposefully looking for who God wants to help.

 

Kind Regards,

Adeolu Akinyemi.

 

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