Our speaking platforms are not always on stage, but they do allow us to share our faith.
Snow is falling here in South Carolina. We are to be wrapped in a blanket of white for a couple of days. The beauty of the soft floating flakes caused me to watch God’s gentle show.
However, in the pause, He showed me so much more.
Our neighbors’ driveways stood out against the blanket of white. One had painted his drive way red with black trim. The other neighbor chose chocolate brown with tan trim paint.
What was God showing me in this quiet moment before I sit down to write a new speech?
He showed me that my engineer husband was a speaker too. His platform is not on stage telling about Jesus’ ways, but he was showing them.
Helmut was the first to paint our driveway in the neighborhood. The young dad’s across the street liked the looks that put on a protective seal on concrete. These men came to find out how they could do the same.
With their asking, Helmut became a willing servant of God called to speak and teach from where he lives on topics that he knows. Not only did Helmut teach them about painting driveways, He also taught them how to build fences with concrete footers. This was following the Lord’s lead in going the extra mile.
The end result is the two young men formed a partnership. They now have a business with what they learned. Also, when many of our neighbors have a physical, mechanical, or spiritual problem they come knocking on our door. The kitchen table becomes the ministry platform in our home.
The snow is still falling. The driveways remain clear and very visible. God showed me my husband’s speaking platform is speaking up when God creates an opportunity off stage.
This is what the LORD says – your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17