Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Unnoticed Treasure

Treasure to trash in 2.3 seconds!

Yea. I know. It should be trash to treasure. However, when you think you have a beautiful stone floor only to find out that it is extremely dirty linoleum layed over dirt.....well......it then becomes treasure to trash. Although, there was some nifty gold-glitter-polish-like stuff on parts of the floor (insert eye roll here). So, my floor didn't turn out to be quite what I thought it was. Disappointed? Yes. However, the wet, moldy, smelly carpet is out of her bedroom and that in itself is a treasure. She's happy and I'm happy.

However, God did bless me with some real treasure this morning. My phone rang before 7am. I looked at the caller ID and almost didn't answer it. I am ashamed to admit it, but the person who was calling is someone who I struggle with sometimes. She means well and her heart is good, but there is always something. Due to the hour of the morning I decided to answer it in case there was an emergency. It wasn't an emergency, but this dear woman was crying. She had been buying a lie that the devil was feeding her. She didn't feel she was adequate enough. Apparently I said something that encouraged her and she wanted to thank me. She also expressed thanks to me for the work I do with the youth and told me how much she admired me. I gave the glory to God as He humbled me first thing this morning. I am so undeserving of this woman's praise. We chatted a bit, I encouraged her, and she asked me for some prayer time. We prayed on the phone together and I could feel the Holy Spirit surround me. It was an amazing time of fellowship with a sister. God opened my heart and my eyes and allowed me to see a treasure that I had allowed to go unnoticed.

Thank you, Lord for early morning blessings and a lesson in humility!

11 comments:

Tanya said...

ouch, that had to hurt huh. I understand, I have a sister in Christ who calls and I just want to not answer the phone. I want to just say, look up at Jesus and not the world. But after I talk to her, she seems to bless me. I am glad that you had a treasure out of it. Have a good day, love Tanya

Heather said...

@Tanya- It hurt momentarily, but the blessing was so great:)

Love ya!!

Giant Idiot said...

Thanks for stopping by and what a great post. There is a lot that can be learned by just being humble before God and letting him work through you. What a great story, you made my day.

Giant Idiot said...

I hate posting again but I would love to live close to Lincoln again. You see I went to school at Nebraska from '95-'99 that pretty much explains it.

Heather said...

@GI-Since you lived in Lincoln and went to school there...you are allowed to love the Huskers. YOU are the ONLY exception:)

Heidi said...

Sis .. You are so right here.

I have had this situation numerous times and numerous times GOD had reigned.. Love this post and the blessing HE gave you.

lovin you!!

Nana C said...

Yes, I have a friend in church who always has something negative to say about her situation when someone else has blessings. I comment sometimes, mostly though remain quiet. Thank you for the insight, and I will pray for that church friend!!!! Good post heather, Love nana C

Simplifying me said...

That one is tough especially with no coffee in ya. YIKES.
But to see God's blessing even before a cup of coffee(i always count that one as a blessing) is amazing.
Can I call you at 5am? :)

just1reason said...

Wow, such a complete picture from God! Not only with your last post, to find out that sometimes there are "hidden treasures", but then also for those who "think" they are a treasure to go through the humbling of finding out they weren't YET marble, just dirty linoleum on dirt. Yeah, that's where I've been. God just loves to show us the treasure inside of those we thought were dirt, and the dirt inside our own hearts where we thought there was already treasure!....and still embrace us in our ignorance and fill us with His love in both situations. He is amazing, isn't He? Thanks for this story...I'm in such good company:)

Heather said...

@Nana-Thank you:) Love ya!!!

@Heidi- Yes! Coffee IS a blessing! And...YES! You can call me ANYTIME, sister!

@Just1Reason-YOU are amazing! Love ya girl!

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