What girl doesn't love to be pampered? Having your nails done or a good hair cut just gives you an extra pep in your step. However, there is a small problem. These things cost and, sometimes, are not so cheap. I debated on whether or not to have my nails done a couple months ago. I could have sent money to support an orphan or help a friend in ministry. That was literally my thought process.
I ended up deciding to treat myself while Anneli stayed at home with her dad. As soon as I sat down in the nail salon, there was a lady in the chair directly beside me. Instantly, she shared with me that it was her 46th birthday. She was so excited to have her nails done as a special birthday treat! In no time, she was sharing with me about her life and the health issues she had gone through over the past year. Her story was heartbreaking. I was thankful I was there to pay for her nails as a birthday gift. More than that, I was thankful I had the opportunity to share with her about Jesus. She was not sure if she would go to heaven. Her first reason for not being born again was that she had smoked for years. I told her that God loved her no matter what she did. He is Love. After paying for our nails, I had the opportunity to sit with her at a bench in the mall and lead her to the Lord. As she walked off she said, "Now that was fun!"
She received the best birthday gift of all. She knows that she will be with Jesus forever!
I haven't had my nails done since, but maybe I should go more often! No matter where you go, Jesus is there. He loves for us to enjoy things. As much as we want to give gifts to our children and make them happy, God's desire to make us happy is even greater. Enjoy life in abundance!