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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Inspiration for Day: God Works in Mysterious Ways

Today started off as any other day. My daughter spent the night at my mother’s house as she does from time to time. I got up this morning and ran some errands and went to pick her up. We decided to go to Toys R’ Us as I had previously promised her that I would get her a soccer goal and ball for her to practice with in the back yard and she had a great week at school so I figured I would surprise her and get her one today.

As we were driving home from Toys R’ Us, I got off on an exit that was 2 down from my exit because something in my spirit was telling me to go and visit my ex father-in-law.

To understand the power of how God works in mysterious ways let me give you a little background. I LOVE my ex-father-in-law like a dad and he adores me. Unfortunately we have not talked nor has he seen my daughter in over 2 years since my divorce. I think it was because both one of us knew if the relationship we had was ruined because of how my divorce went down. Neither one of us wanted or could make the first move, but today for some reason the Lord told me to go and visit and I didn’t question what He was telling me. I just did it.

When I saw him and he saw me for the first time all he could do was hold me and my daughter and cry. It was the most touching and spiritual moment I have had in a long time. I was glad that I listened to what God was telling me. He kept saying how much he loved me and his grandbaby and that he was SO glad that we finally came over and how much he missed us both.

He too is divorced and has met a nice Christian woman that was just so warm and inviting. She hugged me as if she knew me forever and it was just a peaceful and joyous place to me in that moment. My daughter had not seen her grandfather in at least 3 years and the two of them just hung out. It warmed my heart to
see them together, talking and playing and having a great time as if they had known each other for years.

The most touching part is that for the last 3 years her grandfather had purchased a Christmas gift her in the hopes that we would come by during the holidays to visit. She was so excited to have Christmas in the spring and has she was opening her presents I could feel a smile come across my ex father-in-laws face. He was just so happy and content to share that moment with her.

He took her outside and showed her the bird feeders, all his flowers and his garden. It was so warming to the heart to know that I made his day and had rekindled a relationship that I thought was forever lost.

How God works in mysterious ways is AMAZING and almighty. It may not be in our time, but it is in His time that things will fall into place! Now I have a renewed relationship and another person in my daughter’s life that loves her and wants to help me take care.

God is truly working in my life right now and I wake up EVERDAY thankful for my struggles because I appreciate the little things in life and I can appreciate all that he is doing for me. My divorce was difficult and stressful but I have finally gotten to a place of contentment and joy – all thanks to God moving and creating a wonderful life for me and my family that I never thought existed!

Thanks be to God!!!!!

May you have a blessed day!!!!

Colossians 2:2, 3 - that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
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