Thursday, November 4, 2010

God meant it for good....

Remember the ordeal about this....


....we found out that a person had stolen out of our tip jar at work.

Well, I just had to share with you that what started as a hurtful situation, God has used for good!!!

You may remember that I was very angry over this and wondering why I even found out about it if we couldn't DO anything about it.  Then a very dear friend reminded me that maybe God allowed me to find out so that I could pray for this person.  She gently reminded me that prayer and grace can go a long way...God is just that good!

By the way, I am so thankful for good friends!!!

So, I began praying for the person.....

....and something completely unexpected happened!

In the last 2 weeks, we have made more tips than we have in the 3 years that I have worked there!! We have not announced that we were stolen from, we just changed the tip jar.  I am not sure if the new tip jar is just bigger, so people notice it more or what, but, we have made FAR more tips than what was stolen from us.

This person has not been back in while I have been working....and really nothing as changed with them (that I know of...key!), but I am confident that God has me praying for them for a reason.  I, personally, may never see the results of my prayers there; but how great is God to use this situation and bless us with it!!!

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.  Genesis 50:20

11 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

I love this. What an awesome God we serve!

SusanD said...

Thank you so much for posting this message. I have someone I should be praying for yet have neglected to do so. That changes right now. Blessings, SusanD

Rebecca Jo said...

Yep - God's blessings in return are amazing to watch...

& yep - who knows how God is touching the heart of the person you're praying for!!!! We should ALL pray for this person... get some angels on their butt! :) haha!!

Christine said...

:) This put a really BIG smile on my face. I LOVE how he works!!!

Sara said...

Sara this is a great reminder that God uses everything for His good.
I wish I could see how your prayers are working for that person.

skoots1mom said...

i remember jesus writing in the sand...

Cathy said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful witness of God using bad for good. I pray God will change this person's life too and that if not here on earth, then in heaven they'll come up and witness to you how God gloriously saved their life!

RaD said...

That is a very awesome testimony.

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

Awesome.

BARBIE said...

This is so good! God is so good!

Mimi said...

Perfect response. What a great way to work to change that persons life with prayer.

Hugs & love,
Mimi