Thursday, April 17, 2008

"What's Your Definition of Love?"

Hello Everyone!

I've been visiting other blogspots that have sprung up from the Bible study on Rachel Olsen's blog. On one of them, a favorite verse was posted and it reminded me of something that happened last year.

I was running errands in town and had a "gnawing" in my stomach (for those who don't know this expression, it is a hunger pang)! I was going home to cook, but I just had to have a "snack" before I got home. I decided to run through the drive-thru at Burger King. As I approached the restaurant, I thought about how the burger might "spoil my supper." I said to myself, "A small burger will not spoil my supper," and then the thought, "Yes it will!" As you can probably tell, the indecisiveness, I believe, was a battle in my mind for obedience. God was directing me to go to Burger King and Satan was telling me not to go! I finally did and here's why!

As I pulled up to the window after having placed my order, the girl at the window handed my order to me and asked this question I will never forget. "What's your definition of love?"

Without thinking about the question (I was in shock!), I instinctively quoted John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life." The girl smiled and said "thank you," and closed the window.

As I pulled back onto the highway, the magnitude of what happened hit me and my eyes filled with tears! I believe God sent me to this girl at the drive-thru window at Burger King with a message for her. I don't know her circumstances, but I believe God directed her to ask the question and receive the answer for her life. Only God knows!

I went away rejoicing that He used me and that I was obedient!

Be obedient and be used by God!

Be Encouraged!
Plant Lady


Beverly said...

What a wonderful opportunity. I'm sure the memory will stay with you for a long, long time.

Anonymous said...

What a God moment! Aren't you glad you listened??
Blessings ~ christi

JnL4God said...

How neat isn't it nice when you listen. Not only did God Bless her but He Blessed you for your obedience and now all of us. I have a couple of stories like that. I will share on my blog one of these days.
Thanks for your stories, it inspired my to share one from my childhood too, on my blog.

Be Blessed.

SweatPea said...

Great story! Isn't our God awesome!!!!! He does indeed bless us when we are obedient...we get to see Him work through us. There is no greater treasure than knowing we are God's Hands and doing His work with Him. Praise be to Jesus.

So, you have my curiosity up, what is your favorite verse that prompted this?

Plant Lady said...

I was visiting on AliceE's new blog site: and it was her first post entitled,"My Favorite Verse in the Bible".

Her favorite scripture, John 3:16 reminded me of my experience when I shared it with the girl at the drive-thru.

Hope you are doing well!

Plant Lady

God Chaser said...

Don't you just love god divine moments in our life. Thanks for the blessing.

Dana said...

Plant Lady,

What a wonderful experience!! Our God is sooo amazing. You are such a sweet person. I'm so happy God blessed you.


From the Heart said...

I left you a note on Rachel's recent reading. I have changed the name of my blogspot address. It is

Josie said...

Hi Plant Lady, just stopping by to say I was blessed by your story.
God is sooooooooo good!
I pray God keeps on blessing you, Josie