Of course you have heard the phrase ‘Let go and let God’. But have you ever put yourself totally at God’s disposal, even for just a day, and then seen Him use it? We have so many responsibilities that are hard to set aside. And even if we are spiritually meditating we may not recognize God’s activity. I’m going to tell you about a day that God used to make a big change in my life. We need to share these experiences instead of being afraid that people will think we’re crazy. It’s my turn.
In the 90s the US economy was going strong. My husband and I were in the gift and home decor industry. In 2000, even before the World Trade Center was bombed on 9/11/01, the US economy was slipping and the gift industry was one of the first to feel it. Our income was plummeting, but our expenses weren’t.
I was flying from Tampa Florida to Grand Rapids Michigan, with a stop over in Cincinnati, to attend a class reunion. I saw this as a great opportunity to put myself totally in God’s hands…no particular responsibilities…nothing to do but travel. And look at all the people I could possibly connect with during the trip.
After checking in, I headed for one of the terminals. As I entered the huge open area, I felt God’s presence filling it…an invisible cloud is the only way I can think to describe it. There weren’t many people at my assigned gate so I approached the attendant. He told me I was at the right gate but my flights had changed. Instead of changing planes in Cincinnati I was going to change planes in both Cleveland and Cincinnati. OK. I had just given my day to God, so no problem…whatever He wants. No complaints.
God had something in mind for me to do, so I talked to the other passengers instead of reading. Where are you going? What kind of work do you do? Etc. THEN on the Cleveland to Cincinnati leg, the one I wasn’t suppose to even be on, I was sitting next to a casually dressed lady who seemed to be engrossed in her book . Didn’t want to bother her, but God was urging me (you know that feeling). So when we were interrupted by the stewardess, I had an opportunity to start a conversation. I won’t go into all the details of our conversation, but during it I mentioned that my husband was a natural-born salesman. When she found out where we lived she gave me her card and told me to have him call her. A couple of weeks later we were both employed by her company and making enough to meet our financial obligations.
It still brings tears to me eyes when I think how faithful God is to us if we just give Him the opportunity. I was expecting to maybe help someone have a slightly better day, but God was taking care of MY life.
I want to hear your spiritual experiences.