There’s a word I use in my upcoming book to describe the ways God has shown up in my life: God-incidences. They are the little moments that maybe most of the world would call “coincidences,” but to me they were definitely moments when God let me know He was there just for me. There are God-incidences in your life, too. Just ask God to show Himself to you, and then start looking!
Here are four of the top God-incidences in my life:
- One day, I was having trouble with my teacher and I was really frustrated and felt misunderstood. I prayed for help and felt like God whispered to me to look inside my jeans. I thought that was a little weird, but when I looked at the tag of my jeans, it said “God loves you” on it. I still have those jeans to this day.
I couldn’t believe it when I saw this! 🙂
2. At one of my lowest points, in the midst of depression, I finally pulled out the Purpose-Driven Life book my friend Christina had given me. I was broke, desperate, and even contemplating suicide. When I opened the book, $40 fell out of the middle of it. I called Christina and she said it was not hers. To this day, we have no idea how it got there, but it was a definite God-incidence that showed I was not forgotten
3. When I did not know God and did not think He cared about me, I read a book by Sheri Rose Shepherd called His Princess. It talks about us being His chosen daughters, His princesses. It told me I was loved. It really touched me. Not too long after that, my friend Christina and I got the opportunity to go to a Sheri Rose Shepherd conference. We really wanted to buy her new book there, but didn’t have enough money. Well, wouldn’t you know we ran into Sheri herself, and she gave us the book!
4. For some reason, a couple of years ago I kept seeing the number 11/11/11 everywhere. I would see it on signs, flyers. I just kept seeing 11/11/11. Little did I know then that Eric and I would get married on that day. November 11, 2011—11/11/11—became a day that would change my life forever.
Okay, PI Girls: I’ve shared a few of my God-incidences with you. Now I want you to share yours with me and Project Inspired. Tell us how God has shown up in your life in unexpected ways. When we share our stories, we encourage each other and strengthen our faith!