If I could have coffee with God . . . From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks for coming by. We are in the midst of a series entitled: “If I could have coffee with God . . .” so grab your coffee and let’s go to a quiet and comfy place and imagine having coffee with Him.

If I could have coffee with God, I think that I would have to ask Him this question that I hear quite often. In fact, this very question is why many people reject Him and the possibility of a relationship with Him. When this question is asked, most of the time it is already rooted in a soil of bitterness surrounded with a wall of steel encasing the heart.

When people have asked me this question which has often sounded more like a statement of self-convinced fact, most of the time I struggle with the words that will defend my faith while validating their feelings. I’m a firm believer that ALL things do work out according to His purpose because of all He’s worked out in me despite me, but I also understand that many don’t grasp the spiritual piece of the puzzle of life so I never want to sound trite or like their feelings of anger, hurt and/or disappointment don’t matter.

Well, recently, I’ve been given more practice and there are two specific situations that come to mind that I’d like to share with you. The first one was at a recent book signing but before I tell you what happened, let me share this common question: “How come bad things happen to good people?” I’m sure you’ve heard that a time or two! That is such an honest question, a question that is difficult to answer because we all have wondered that at some point in our lives. We all know that bad things do happen to good people, so how do we answer that when people ask us that?

Let me tell you what happened. My girlfriend and I were sitting there talking and working on book markers and I saw a woman come in dressed in gym clothes. I don’t know why she caught my eye, but she did.

When she had gotten her coffee, she walked over to the area directly across from us and I asked her if she was coming from or going to the gym. She looked at me almost as if I had offended her and paused before she spoke. “Neither,” she said. She paused again. “I was going to go but . . .” She let her sentence disappear into the coffee-filled atmosphere.

I finished it for her. “You changed your mind?” She attempted a smile and I turned my attention back to my friend and our conversation.

A couple of minutes later, I saw her get up and bend down to look through the newspapers that people had left behind. Suddenly I felt myself get up and grab one of my books. When I look back on this, I would have to say it was an out-of-body experience because I’m not really comfortable stretching like this and yet, I know who was moving me to do it and I’ve definitely been learning that these book signings are not about selling books but more about divine appointments! 🙂

I walked over and bent down to her. “You look like you’re looking for something to read. Here you go.” And I handed her the book. “I’m a newly-published author. Go ahead and take a look. Don’t worry, you don’t have to buy it, just look through it.”

As I got up and walked back to our table, I let out a deep breath and felt my the pores on my whole body break open and splash me with one of those hot flashes! 🙂 Seriously, I notice they come as though they were beckoned immediately after a stressful moment. There has to be something to that, don’t you think? 🙂

I better let you go but come back tomorrow and I’ll share the rest of the story with you. It really took a twist, but it would take another page to explain it. Before you go, can you remember when a bad thing happened to you? Looking back on it, can you see anything good that came of it yet?




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2 Responses to “If I could have coffee with God . . . From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Oh Kimmie I am just loving these wonderful “Coffee with God” moments everyday. Yes, I have been lax in commenting on your blogs, but I am reading them and appreciating what you have to say. I am wondering just what I would say if I could also have “Coffee with God”, and I have determined it would be a new subject every single day. Guess it is a never ending dialogue between Him and each of us constantly.
    Kisses, Nanny-Mom

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