Tuesday, April 23, 2019

My Hair...

I had to buy hair braid extensions.  There was a particular store I had in mind, because they have a wide variety.  I thought the store closed at 9 p.m., so I came home from work, and took care of some stuff.  When I got ready to go, and I brought up their information on my phone, I realized that they actually closed at 8 p.m., which left me only a little time to get there.  I was bummed and panicked, because I absolutely needed those extensions that evening for a very early morning appointment, the following day. 

I decided to go to a second store, which did not have as much variety, or so I thought.  My only prayer was that GOD would help me find something that would work.  As I stood in the second store, I saw that they had more options than I had initially thought.  Also, GOD reminded me that the second store had a more favorable return policy than my first choice 😊.  While in the first store, you cannot return any products, even if you do not use them, the second store will allow a return so long as you meet certain stipulations (such as having your receipt - all over that one 😉).

Now I know this probably ranks on the very lowest level of the significance scale.  However, the experience reminded me that GOD truly cares about me, and that even in the so-called insignificant areas of my life, HE still works for my good.  That just brings comfort to my heart.

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV, biblegateway.com), says,  "Cast all your anxiety on [HIM], because [HE, GOD] cares for you" - all, not just the big, significant, stuff.  Amen!

So whether significant or not, whether big or small, be assured that HE is interested in all that concerns you, and HE's got your back 😊.

Be Blessed 🙏.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Turned Around

There is a gas station I like to use in my neighborhood.  Whenever I go there, I like to enter in through one entrance, with my car pointed in the direction of the other entrance, (on the opposite end), which I prefer to use as my exit so that I have a straight shot out of there (I am a straight shot kinda person 😎😊).

This one day, as I drove in to get some gas, the only available pump meant I had to turn my car around, away from my preferred exit.  My linear self was not happy 😏.  While you obviously can get out through the first entrance, it is a little more challenging to merge onto the main road from there (another reason why I prefer 'my exit' - there is a method...😉).

Well, guess what! I had barely begun to pump the gas, when I saw a huuuuge fuel tanker trying to back up into the gas station through my preferred exit.  This tanker was so huuuuuge (😃) that it could not enter the gas station fully, and so it ended up blocking that entrance/exit; which meant I could not have left that way, anyway.  Hmm....🤔

As I looked on, GOD pointed out to me that, because HE is Omniscient, HE knew what lay ahead (that I could not have used my preferred way out), and that is why HE turned me around, in anticipation of the blocked exit.

Wow 😮! How amazing is that!!! 

I should not have been surprised though, because GOD says in Revelation 22:13,

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (NIV, biblegateway.com);

and HE also declares,

I make known the end from the beginning,  from ancient times, what is still to come (Isaiah 46:10a, NIV, biblegateway.com).

So, if you find yourself going in the opposite direction to where you had intended, it might be that GOD turned you around, away from a 'roadblock'.

HE loves You, and HE's got Your back 😊!

Be Blessed 🙏,