Bible Passage for Meditation: Psalm 37:23-27
Key Verse: “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.” Psalm 37:23
My fiancé and I were soon to be married. Our families were already in town. Preparations were in full swing. Days seemed to blend together as we hurried from one to-do list item to the next.
In the midst of all this hubbub and chaos, I remembered to take some GLOW tracts along in my pocket one day, although literature distribution was one of the farthest things from my mind at the time. Soon, I found myself waiting at a clothing store while my wife-to-be tried on a dress or two for her bridesmaids.
As we left the dressing room area, I quickly gave a GLOW tract to the dressing room attendant, with full intentions of moving on to other nuptial necessities. However, the attendant stopped me and said, “Thanks for this tract. I like these kinds of things.”
I soon found myself engaged in a fifteen-minute spiritual conversation with this young man named Vincent. In the end, we prayed in the dressing room and exchanged contact information. Three weeks later, Vincent was baptized into the Adventist Church. What a miracle! As you can imagine, we were “glowing” in more ways than one when we heard the news.
Interestingly, we found out later that we had accidentally gone to the men’s dressing room instead of the women’s that day. Thankfully, there were no men using it at the time, or we might have noticed our mistake, left for the women’s dressing room, and missed Vincent entirely. Obviously, God directed our course, both in helping me remember to carry literature in the midst of hectic wedding preparations and in our mistaken visit to the wrong dressing room.
Whenever I think of this, I’m reminded of the Scripture, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way” (Psalm 37:23).
God has a plan for each one of us, and if we are faithful in small things (such as carrying spiritual literature in our pockets and purses and seeking to share it whenever we have opportunity), we will see big results that make an eternal difference for the souls around us.
By Nelson Ernst, guest contributor
(Nelson is the co-founder and leading director of GLOW, a literature distribution ministry which started in California and has spread across the globe, printing nearly 50 million tracts since its beginning in 2007. Nelson is also an energy-filled speaker who has current outreach stories and training tips to help activate church members, young and old. To learn more about GLOW or to get tracts of your own to share, please visit the ministry website: http://glowonline.org/home.)