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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Walking with God Is An Adventure

On Sunday, the last day of the women’s retreat where I was a speaker, I autographed books. Kris bought a copy of my book, God’s Vitamin "C" for the Spirit, and I began autographing it when she exclaimed, "Wait! I want it autographed for a friend."

I’d written down "Kris," so I put that book aside and autographed another for her friend. Later when I packed, I put the "mistake" book in my briefcase. It lay on the front seat of the car as I drove home.

There were two different routes I could take, but remembering a drive-through hamburger place, I decided to drive that way and stop for a drink.

Pulling up beside the drive-in window, I ordered and gave the young woman my money. She remarked, "You’re dressed up. Did you just come from church?"

"I spoke at a women’s retreat. Do you go to church?’

"Usually I do but I couldn’t today because I had to work."

We talked briefly about the Lord and He whispered in my heart, "Give her the ‘autographed’ book."

I thought, "But, Lord, it’s autographed to Kris."

"Do it."

An unexpected thought popped into my mind. Wouldn’t it be a coincidence if her name is Kris? Oh, what would be the chance of that?

The woman came back to the window and handed me my drink. I spoke up. "I’m an author and I’d like to give you a copy of my book. What’s your name?"

She answered, "My name’s Kris."

I laughed and explained the situation. "I guess God wants you to have this book."

She was amazed and thrilled. And I rejoiced in the joy of walking with God. It's an adventure in which there are no coincidences!

Romans 11:33 tells us, "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!" Isn't that the truth?!

4 comments:

  1. I love these "coincidences." Just love it. It confirms every time that we're walking with Him, that He controls it all, and that He can do anything He wants to do.

    Beautiful story!

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  2. Oh, this just absolutely made my day! It was a reminder to me just how involved God is in all aspects of our lives.

    Thank you for praying---please don't stop, it is so needed and appreciated!

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  3. This made me smile SO BIG. Our Awesome God knows us by name! And gives good gifts to his children. Personalized even :)

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