Many time as I give people a little bottle of sand and a tract, I tell them it may not be for you. I believe God is going to bring someone into your life who needs to hear your testimony and for you to give them the tract and bottle. And God does just that. It’s amazing the stories I hear.
Some friend of ours wanted several bottles of sand and tracts so they could pass them out and witness to people. He hung them on his turn signal in the car. As they went through a fast food place, the attendant leaned way out her window, pointed to them and yelled, “What’s that?” My friend said, “I know she thought it was drugs.” He told her, “It’s my fix.” He saw the puzzled look on her face. Then he said, “When the devil tells me bad thoughts, that bottle reminds me of what the Word of God says about me.” Her response, “Oh,” and she slumped back in the window. But he planted a seed. And it will grow.
My hubby preached at a camp ground a few years back. There was a lady there who I gave a bottle of sand and tract to. We saw her months later and she shared an interesting story. She lost her bottle of sand and was very up set. So she prayed for God to help her find it. She retraced her steps and there along the path, as she looked down, was her little bottle of sand.
Recently we went out to eat and our waitress was having a very bad day. She was new and her boss was not happy with her. Our food was very late and she was quite nervous. I walked up to her and put my arm around her and told her Jesus loved her and she began to cry. She told me her mom had passed away and that she was very close to her. I gave her one of my bottles and a tract and shared the love of Jesus with her. She just hugged us and thanked us. – Just recently saw her and she still has her bottle of sand and thanked us again for reaching out to her.
My husband and I were at Olive Garden. I asked the waitress at our table if I could give her a gift. As I was getting my bottle of sand and track out the hostess was seating two more people behind us and they heard gift. And I said oh I have a gift for all of you. So I gave them each a bottle of sand and a track. As we left the hostess was showing other servers her little bottle of sand. And out of nowhere came 8 to 10 servers. I gave them all a little bottle of sand and attract.
Many times as we’ve gone back to restaurants and had the same waitress. They said, ” I gave my bottle away and I really miss it.” So I give them another bottle.
Several years ago we went to a convention with a business I was involved with. Our up-line wanted to take us out to eat. They took us to a raunchy restaurant. We did not realize it till we sat down and began to look around. Our server was very vulgar and the way he treated customers was terrible. I got my little bottles and a tract. I asked him if I could give him a gift. He softened as I shared my testimony. Then he said, “I’m a preacher’s kid. I believe God touched his heart that day.
One morning I asked God to use me. I was at the grocery store checking out when I heard a noise to my left. I heard the cashier ask what happened. The man said, “My wife’s lid on her coffee hitting the floor and it scared the hell out of me.” The next thing I said was, “So, does that mean you’re going to heaven?” They looked startled. I got my little bottle of sand and tract and gave it to him and asked him to read it. They both said, ”Thank you.” I didn’t have time to share but I believe God used a little bottle of sand and a tract to touch their lives.
Because I have a little bottle of sand hanging from my nametag, it opens a door for me to share Jesus with my clients. I let them know it’s a reminder to me when I’m having a stressful day of what God’s thoughts are about me. Then I ask them if they would like to have a bottle.
I have a large picture of the Crown hanging in my living room. Every time I look at the crown of thorns and the sand, it reminds me of the great sacrifice He made for me and what His thoughts are towards me.