Monday’s Manna from Castro’s Corner @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

I’m always amazed to see God’s hand at work. My brother Evan, whom I love dearly, called me on Saturday morning so overwhelmed with excitement that he could barely speak.

His story gave me goose bumps. Evan was on his way to work when his supervisor called him and communicated to him that his client wouldn’t be ready to meet with him until hours after their initial scheduled appointment. Evan eats as often as I do (every two hours) and decided that he would take an early lunch break at the local Taco Bell; not the healthiest of all options, but I’ll give him a break.

He parked and as he was walking inside he noticed a young lady, approximately 25 years of age, who was drinking a beer in a paper bag and he noted that it looked as if she had the same dress on for weeks. Her hair was tangled and draped over part of her face, but he was still able to see her young complexion behind it. As he walked in to place his order, he felt the Spirit tugging on his heartstrings to reach out to this young girl. So, he walked outside and asked her when was the last time she eaten. She responded that it had been over one day that she had eaten.

Evan coaxed her to go inside with him, but he told her that before they entered, he must first pour out her beer. When he had finished pouring out her beer, he escorted her inside and after they ordered their food, they sat at a booth and Evan asked her if she wouldn’t mind sharing her story with him. Evan shared his story with her as well and he said to her, “Kathleen, I just barely met you but I want to let you know that God loves you. He loves you so much that he sent his Son to die for your sins.” After, Evan asked if he could pray for her and she agreed. Evan didn’t compel her to accept Christ that day, but he was able to reach out and pray for a girl in need.

Evan said that Kathleen began weeping and she thanked him for praying. I was so proud of my big brother. Evan has not had an easy upbringing and he admits that he’s very rough around the edges, as we all are, but he has a gift- the ability to relate to those who have hit rock bottom. Evan’s testimony is incredible. I can’t recall a time in the past that I’ve heard my brother so excited about a spiritual opportunity.

Evan told me that he’s been in the Word now more than ever and he reminded me that God’s Word is alive and powerful. His rendezvous with Kathleen was not by coincidence, but through divine appointment. His encounter is a reminder of how spiritual opportunities present themselves in a myriad of situations.

Let’s capitalize off of these opportunities to extend his Kingdom! With open eyes, open ears, and an open heart, God will utilize us to fulfill his perfect will.

God Bless You!

In His Love,



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One Response to “Monday’s Manna from Castro’s Corner @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    That is a wonderful witness of God’s hand at work. He is following Jesus example by reaching out to those who seem outcast and hurting. Devine communion breaking bread together opens opportunities to plant that seed of Salvation that could be that which will make all the difference in this young life.