I don’t get out a lot. Going places with 5 kids can be hard especially if I am on my own. So I felt really guilty when I asked the young ladies in the small group I lead what they could do to impact people for Christ during the week.
They all had wonderful ideas about what they could do at school, work, and extra things out in the community. Then it was my turn to say something I could do. I was really racking my brain on this one because my schedule is already so full. It takes extra effort to get out the door and plan to help someone.
Then my mind came to a story I heard about people at a drive-thru paying for the car behind them. I shared that idea with my girls, but then later I thought about how I could glorify Christ at the same time? So, I decided to make these drive-thru verse cards to give the cashier to give the person behind me at the drive thru.
How to Use Drive-Thru Verse Cards
So the next time I went to get a coffee, I gave the cashier a card and $5 to give to the person behind me. Hopefully, that planted a seed, or gave encouragement. Maybe it even convicted them. Either way, I hope it helps to further God’s kingdom.
I brought the cards to my small group next week and asked how the girls did with their challenge to impact. Some of them said that they opened the door for someone at school. Another said that they helped pack backpacks with food at the local food bank for kids who needed them on the weekends. One girl said that she texted a Bible verse to a friend who was atheist.
Some of them didn’t do anything, so I gave them the cards to slip in a locker, or give to a teacher, to pray with, or memorize.
I think that getting out and personally serving people is best, but sometimes you can’t and it’s ok. There are seasons in our lives when just doing what we are doing with the right attitude is serving God. But if you’d like to do something more, try handing these drive thru verse cards out as a simple act of kindness each week, or each month to give you perspective. It doesn’t have to be at the drive thru. This keeps your mind on serving God, no matter how hard it is to get out of the house.
Click here to download the drive-thru verse cards.
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