Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power: “What We Don’t See Could Hurt Us!”

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power! Thank you so very much for taking time out of your day to come by. Grab your favorite something to drink, and let’s go chat….

So this morning, I was writing my Godstops and I didn’t get past my first one before I realized it was blog-worthy! First let me explain what a “Godstop” is. I learned this from Beth Moore several years ago and have put it into practice ever since.  Each morning, I begin my quiet time by going back to the previous day and looking for things to be thankful for, moments where I know that I know that I know that God stopped by! Doing this begins my day with a thankful heart, but it also brings other revelations to the surface. My first Godstop from yesterday is definitely one of those….

So I was on the parking lot, I mean the freeway to L.A., going to work. I was listening to a CD that my son let me borrow – Jesus Culture – (they’re amazing, btw) and I noticed that traffic was slowing even more but then it slowed harder, faster. Well, because I wasn’t keeping a safe distance, I would have had to slam on my brakes to prevent hitting the car in front of me. I looked quickly to my left and didn’t see anyone so I chose to veer just a wee-bit into the carpool lane. Seriously, I was just over the line a foot, maybe. MISTAKE! All of a sudden, I heard the screeching of tires, and a white blur came skidding past me in a puff of smoke, sliding uncontrollably to the left, then to the right, back to the left and then gained control about 100 yards past me. My knees turned to Jello and began to shake.

I so could have wound up in my worst car accident ever! When my shaking subsided to a quiver, I looked up and knew in my heart why I had been spared. He had stopped on by and prevented what could have been a tragedy! His sovereignty is incomprehensible to me most of the time, but what is comprehensible is that that was definitely a Godstop!

As I went back and stopped to give Him thanks this morning, I realized again that there are so many things that we either don’t or can’t see that He spares us from, especially in the spiritual realm. I don’t know about you, but I’m good with that. After all, TMI is TMI! On the other hand, we can’t ignore the stops He makes in our lives by saving us from what we can’t see, or near misses! What we don’t see could really hurt us, but we shouldn’t be completely blind to it. Does that make sense?

I love knowing in my heart that He truly is watching out for you and me. We don’t need to see everything to know that; but He sure appreciates us recognizing and thanking Him for the Godstops in our lives. Even the “unbeliever” can be changed and challenged by trying this every morning.

Have a great weekend. Be sure to come back for Coffee Hour Monday to find out who wins the $100 Spa Finder gift certificate. Until then, look for the Godstops in your life and feel free to share them with us!



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