Be kind to strangers. You never know when you are entertaining an angel.
One night this past winter, I was standing in line at the grocery store and randomly paid for a lady’s groceries one day as she ran outside to her car to get some more money because she didn’t have enough. She told the clerk she had the remaining cash in her car, and would be right back, but while she was outside, I swiped my debit card and covered the entire ticket. Something just came to me and told me to buy her groceries, so I did.
She came back in and started apologizing saying she is so sorry for holding up the line. She was much older than me. I just smiled and said, “You’re fine”. She tried to hand the money to the cashier, and the cashier told her I had already paid for it. Her eyes got huge and she started thanking me over and over again and tried to give me my money back. I refused to take it, but instead gave her a business card and asked her to refer me if she knew anyone looking to buy or sell a house. She said she didn’t know anyone but she will definitely keep my card and hand it out. She then leaves the store.
I finished checking out about 10 minutes later, and as I was walking into the parking lot, she drove up to me, got out the car and gave me a hug. She was crying. She told me no one had ever done anything like that for her before and she just wanted to give me a hug. I felt chills.
My heart was so full.
Ever since then, God has really been blessing me and my business. I’m not saying this to encourage you to start randomly paying for groceries (although it’s a nice gesture) just to get a blessing from God, but I want to encourage you to move when the spirit says move. It was placed on my heart to pay for her groceries, so I did it without hesitation.
“Do not neglect hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.” - Hebrews 13:2
There have been times when God has told me to do something, and I didn’t do it, and felt so convicted. It’s a blessing to be a blessing to others. You have to open your hands to give to others, but also open your hands to receive the blessings God has for you.