That was from our great friend, Chief, who is no longer with us, but these words from him live on in the God maniac here. Are you learning this crucial life lesson of involving God in every single moment of your life? Every relationship. Every decision. Every circumstance. EVEN WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT! This life is hard, but I’m wisely learning to suck up to God and follow wherever He leads me.
God, did you send this customer here just to remind me of “311?” I had some fun with God yesterday. Whenever I see “311” it’s my reminder from God to stay on the high road with Him (to be still and allow Him to fight battles on my behalf). And yesterday was a day I wanted to lose it and go on the low road, forgetting the high road. But this specific customer showing up was my reminder from God to stay on the high road because his telephone number ends in “311.” I remembered this because God had him to call me one day requesting some information, and I took down his number to call him back. As I was telling Ember about the famous “311,” showing up (we sold her fav car to him), I looked down at the time, and it was precisely 3:11 (Wink! Wink!) as I was talking to Ember. God is fun and talkative once you get to know Him!
So, remembering God in every moment means following His lead on critical and minor issues. So, that customer coming in on that crazy day I had yesterday was all God getting my attention to stay on the high road with Him. GOD, THIS IS HARD!!!
Obey God and leave the consequences with Him is the message I’m stealing from Dr. Charles Stanley. By remembering God in every moment, I do whatever He asks me to do, and I trust that He will take care of the rest. If He went to all the trouble of sending this customer to remind me of this yesterday, I lovingly say to Him, “No problem, God, I got You! The high road it is, going the extra mile in love, mercy, and patience.”
But this pic of my daughters has shown up in two separate places and appointments with God today with this verse:
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within…” – Ephesians 3:20
And this has certainly been my experience with God! I told someone yesterday that I don’t bother praying for anything because God always exceeds my heart’s wishes. I’m blown away by his love. Even with the “bad” that I ask Him to remove and He says, “no,” I see the hands of a loving God who knows what is best for me. Situations don’t happen to us; they happen for us. To help us become all that God has designed for us to be. Amen!