Whew… the past couple of days have been quite a whirlwind! I spoke at the Mops National Convention on Friday in Orlando and then on 4 hours of restless sleep, spoke at the Ruth Graham and Friends conference on Saturday in Minnesota. So, a special hello to my MOPS and Minnesota friends coming to my blog for the first time! I am now back in my favorite place in the world…home!
I have such a neat God experience to tell you about. Last week before I went on my scrapbook weekend, I was taking the kids to school. Ashley was lamenting that we did not have any ‘good’ chips for her to take in her lunch. We had chips mind you, but she didn’t like the chips that we had. (Okay we had some stale crumbs in the bottom of a few chip bags… but let’s not be picky please!) So, I logged in my brain that I should go get the child some good chips and leave them as a special surprise for her to find while I was gone.
But my good intentions were no match for my tight time frame that morning. As I packed my suitcases, I realized that I could not get the chips. That yucky guilt feeling started knocking at my heart… moms, you know what I’m talking about.
Well, I pushed past my feelings and pressed on in my quest to be a family historian and load boxes of unorganized photos into my vehicle. As I opened my front door to take my first scrapbooking supplies load to my car, there was a huge box sitting there. I guess UPS had come and gone without me noticing. I went to my car and on my way back into the house I picked up the box. I was surprised by how light it was. I took it straight to the kitchen, opened it up, and what do you think I found???????
A whole box full to overflowing with every kind of good chips you can imagine!!!! I laughed out loud and threw my hands in the air. God had put it on someones heart to send me chips on the very day that I needed CHIPS! Had I received them a day earlier, I would have simply thought, “wow, that’s nice… chips.” But getting them on this day was like getting a love letter straight from the Lord! He loves me, cares about me, fills in my many gaps, and loves for me to experience Him in the most wondrous ways. I just have to be in a place spiritually to recognize His activity all around me.
So, I send a special thank you to Sharon Sloan from Pennsylvania who listened to God’s prompting and sent my family chips in God’s perfect timing. It has encouraged me to remember that God loves for His people to listen and obey right when He prompts us! I am convinced that God has divine appointments waiting for all of us!
May you experience the love of God in a most miraculous way today! Well, I’m off to get a snack…chips of course!