Last Wednesday on my way to drop my son off at school, as I turned into the parking lot, my muffler fell. 😕
I still had yet to drive to work and it was raining. So I got off to check and it was suspended enough to make it. I pulled into my school parking lot in hopes no one was around to hear or see my muffler slightly dragging. All day I kept thinking how I needed to lift it somehow. It rained all day. After work, I went to pick up my son, clank…clank…dragging sound..all the way. I had to go pick up 2 of my friends boys at school. MORE clank, clank, dragging noise. We finally got home and the muffler fell..I was grateful we had it made it without it completely falling off in the street. Anyway…later on..I rigged it just enough so I could make it to a shop the next day.
Yea…not cute is it?? I make it to the shop next day and they wanted $1100 to fix it. I brought it down to $400 for the time being and said I’d bring it back to have other things replaced when I had the money. The following day I decided to check out a dealership for a newer used car. I’m a single mom, no other income but mine. I thought I could wing a small payment. Little did I know God had other plans for me. Within an hour of me sitting down I was, somehow the owner of a brand new vehicle!!! I have never owned a brand new vehicle in my entire life. I had only dreamed of it.
See what I didn’t tell you was that on Tuesday of last week I had gotten an invitation for a Nissan sale..etc..you know those flyers that come in the mail..I looked at it and set it on the table and said out loud, “Man God if I could buy one I’d do it but for right now I’m good, but if you think I need a new one send me a sign.” The next morning my muffler falls. Coincidence? Then at the dealership, everything seemed to fall into place. I didn’t have to hardly speak and when a question came up, as I would start to ask, it was answered for me. My youngest son and oldest daughter were with me and they too sensed a supernatural force at work. I sat there and said, “ok God whatever happens is your will..not mine but yours”. And like I said I was an owner of a brand, spanking new vehicle! Through my troubles, I kept the faith, and let Him lead and He blessed me. When we got in to take it home I said, “thanks to…?” And we all chimed in and said, “THANK YOU JESUS!!!”
When the waters begin to rage, don’t get scared, trust Him. He will see us through everything. Believe!
I was not supposed to go to work today because I am on vacation but I went in to move some things around the office. I believe I was supposed to go to share something with a coworker.
This coworker of mine does believe in God, but he once told me that he picks and chooses things from the bible that will help him along. I told him that it doesn’t work that way. We’re either all in or all out, there’s no in between. Today I was talking to him about church service yesterday and about how God had blessed me this past weekend with a brand new vehicle. Sharing with him how it was all done without me lifting a finger or opening my mouth, things just fell into place and certain other things that just seemed to be of a supernatural nature. Anyway, he said to me that it was my season and God was blessing me. I immediately agreed. He then says that he knows he exists and does wonders , BUT, he always seems to put a “but” in the conversation. I said that there are no “buts” about it, He exists and does wonders PERIOD. He said ok, He does know what’s in his heart. I said, yes He does, but it’s more than that. He wants ALL OF YOU..not just bits and pieces like you said you take from His word. I told him to not be comfortable in that. I told Him I am quite sure His heart broke when you said that. He was about to say something and then didn’t. I said, I don’t mean to come off holier than thou, but I say this to you because I don’t want people to go down the road that I went down. I said I’m the red flashing light that is telling you to stop!! Danger ahead!! Is that my purpose for others? I don’t know. But I feel a passion inside me to share with this young man. Like I said, I am on vacation and was not supposed to be at the workplace today. Not a coincidence is it? He did later confirm to me that he was glad that I shared these things with him and was not offended, that he be more offended if I didn’t share His word with him like I do.
Let’s not be lukewarm for God, let’s be on fire!! Share, share, share, His word. Even if some look down on us. I really don’t care what people think of me at work. They’re always going to talk about someone or something, so I say, I’m going to give them something to talk about….GOD!!!!
He is the reason for the season!!
Today I missed work because my car broke down. I woke up, it was cold and raining, I had lost my voice as well. I have been battling this sinus thing also. Anyway, I thought ok God, let’s do this today. He sent me angel’s to give me a ride to and from the shop. Gave me a tongue to speak with knowledge and lower the price for the repairs. I was confident and didn’t waiver, even though all around me it was looking gloomy and just horrible. I didn’t even notice it.
I get a call later on from work and they are telling me the day’s happenings. Of course, it wasn’t good. These past few weeks, I’ve prayed and prayed for Him to bring to light the person behind the chaos at the workplace. Low and behold, it has been unfolding before my very eyes. I told the person on the other end of the phone, “I don’t know why this person wants to create division amongst us? What do they get out of it? We need to stick together and pray for guidance.” She agreed, which stunned me. She’s not shown much of her spiritual side at all. As soon as I got off the phone, I said, “Lord, I need you now, guide us all.” I came to my work area, opened up to today’s scripture writings. And I laughed out loud and said, “Man oh man, you always get me!!” I read on, “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem! Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.” He always speaks to me loud and clear. It’s not always been easy for me to let go and trust. But since I have, it gets easier and easier. I always say, let Him bless you when He wants to. Which is all the time!!!
Trust and believe! He hears us!