Last night we spontaneously invited some people over for dinner.
I made a big, 13×9 pan of Tex-Mex lasagna, and at 5:00 when I looked at that big, ol’ thing I decided we needed to share it. Three people joined us, and we had a great evening. Our kids were goofy, conversation was lively, and leftovers were sent home with the guests. And all the food I made was not only edible but yummy, so that’s a plus.
The best part was how seamlessly it happened.
I know it doesn’t always work like that, but I’m thankful that I could easily invite people over without stressing too much about the details. I will confess to suddenly worrying that the food was going to be awful and spot cleaning my rather dirty floor. But I’m glad I thought about asking people to come and then quickly followed through on the idea.
That's part of living in community for me.
I wish I responded more quickly other times I have a prompting to do something. I think God puts some ideas in our heads that need to be followed through right away to see their full potential. And I’m not very proactive about anything, so that’s something I’m always working at.
I want to share God’s love with the people around me. Actively following those little promptings helps me share his love, and it means I’m willing to do what he asks, when he asks it.
And following his lead creates these little, everyday miracles.
Like last night.