Inspirational stories come from the writers heart and soul. God put His "heart" in you. He didn't just create you. He invested Himself in you. You are the inspirational story that emerged from the heart and soul of the Father. Who you are is a person worth knowing well.

Jill Palmer (I think) :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Make a Difference Monday

This morning as I was driving into work I was listening to Klove and they where talking about making Monday's "Make a Difference Monday" and I thought wow how awesome would that be to have a blog post every Monday talking about....

1. How different people have made a difference in my life
2. How I have made a difference in lives
3. Different ways I would like to see myself make a difference

So here is the first ever "Make a Difference Monday"

I thought I would share with you two stories that have happened the past two Sunday's!

The first one happened last Sunday when a mom came to me and told me that after children's church that day her son Jadon (who is 6 years old) told her "mom I feel so close to Jesus right now." When she asked him why he felt that way his response was "Because I got to sing to Him and learn about Him in kids church." This mom was telling me this that evening and it seriously gave me chills down my spine. As I sat there and thanked God for that little encouragement He whispered so softly, "This is why I have brought you here, so that these kids will feel Me and know Me in a whole new way."
(Jadon is on the far right side in the front row)

For the last several weeks I have been feeling like I have no clue what I am doing. These kids are between such a wide age span that I am sure they are not getting anything out of this. So when this sweet mom came to me to tell me this story she had no clue what I needed to hear and she spoke exactly what I needed to hear. How great is our God.

The second story happened just yesterday however let me back up just a little bit to explain the whole story! :) Three weeks ago one of the grandma's in our church came to me after church and introduced me to her granddaughter Alyssa. It was her first week at church and she didn't want to come to kids church so grandma decided to keep her in church and introduce her to me after. When she came down I got down on her level and introduced myself and asked her a few questions about herself and that was it. The following week she came to church and guess what came down to kids church.

Well yesterday she was not at church and I really didn't think anything about it till I went to lunch at subway. As I was getting ready to order I felt this little person come up behind me and give me a giant hug. When I turned around guess who is was.... Alyssa. I stopped and talked to her for a few minutes and told her how I missed her in kids church and hope she comes back next week. She then told me that today "Monday" is her birthday so I am getting ready to send her a birthday card and tell her how happy I was to see her yesterday at subway.

Who would have taught that after only meeting this sweet little girl a few weeks ago that she would already be attached. It just amazes me how much God loves me enough to know my deepest desires and then He answers them. How great is our God!!!
(This is Alyssa and I last week)

So now it is your turn! :) What are some ways that you have made a difference?? I would love to hear your stories! :)


Kristin said...

um..i love this. And you look great, by the way :) and WHEN are you coming to visit us?? I don't care if it's not till September...I just want to see you!! love you :)

Just Me - The Champion said...

You are one hot mama! Seriously Jinny... you can really tell you've been working out. That's how you make a difference to me... you inspire me to get off my butt and into my gym shoes... (oh yeah... and some gym clothes) because that would be gross if I was just wearing gym shoes. lol I am a freak. I am so encouraged by your post. I'm glad God is showing himself close to you in these ways. God is soo good! Lv,jen