Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Here's an incredible story of living generously from our Live Generously Campaign!
"Living generously is intentional. I'm at the commissary, which means I'm around a lot of military members, retired military, and veterans. It's the 1st of the month, which typically means I'm surrounded by more elderly veterans who just received their monthly military/disability retirement checks. This check they receive is utilized to survive each month. These dollars they receive are nothing
compared to what they've sacrificed, endured, and have done to serve us!
As I walk up to the cash register, I'm about five aisles away, and one of the elderly veterans is in front of me; I pause out of respect and admiration. I can't say I'm naturally a patient person because I'm not. But I revere anyway, doing everything in my power to be patient. This veteran does his thing; he pulls to the side, stops, and ponders. Here's my chance to pass by gently! I do this and get in line. I get done with my groceries, and I've paid. This same veteran is now in line behind me, and he notices that I forgot my loaf of bread. This is where I say God intervened. I try not to get annoyed at myself, and I thank him politely. I pull out my card again, pay for the bread and walk away; I'm about 10 feet from the register now. God tells me, 'Go pay for his groceries.' Without hesitation, I quickly turned around, ducked behind some of the signs near the register, and handed my card to the cash register lady. I whisper politely and firmly, 'I want to buy this man's groceries.' Of course, she looks at me like I'm crazy. I repeat, 'I want to buy these man's groceries.' She takes my card, and he's distracted and still messing with his stuff. I slide the card into the reader, and the transaction goes through. The cash register lady tells me, 'That was really nice!' I said, 'Hand him this card.' It was one of the Live Generously cards that the church provided us with.
Thank you, Lord; I am so blessed that you press gently upon me to help another. Legacy Church, thank you for making an intention to Live Generously across our city, state, and all over the world. Praise to our most high God!"