It’s a God Thing

Have you ever put your needs out there in prayer and then have them answered in an unexpected way?  Have you ever said a prayer and asked God for a solution only to have someone give you the answer the very next day?

My Church Group calls that a ‘God Thing’.

At the start of every get together we’re asked to share a ‘God Thing’.  I don’t know why, but I’m always surprised at what we have to share. There’s always an abundance of answered prayers, intervention for good, and blessings.

Someone asked me not too long ago how I know the difference between a coincidence and a ‘God Thing’.  I said, “It’s easy. I don’t believe in coincidences. Even if I did, how many times must the universe conspire to answer my insignificant prayer in a sea of millions in just the right way at just the right time? It’s impossible if you think about it. ”

According to the Bible, nothing is impossible with God.

Is. 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Matt. 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

What’s your ‘God Thing’ ? What miracles big or small have happened in your life?


About Angie Kinsey

Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Auntie and Student of Life.

Posted on August 4, 2011, in Inspirational, Motivational, Religion and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Wow. There are so many God Things in my life that some times I forget to count them. In the past 2 years, I was laid off from a very high stress, high money making, job. At the time it was the worst thing that had ever happened to me.

    Today however, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Here’s why:

    After being laid off – I was incredibly depressed and one day my husband said to me, Why are you letting your job define you? That was a defining moment….I had spent the last 10 years being a single mom and was still acting in that way. But I wasn’t single any more. God gave me my help mate.

    So for the last two years, Scott and I have worked on our relationship, our children have challenged us in more ways than one, but the two years of not being the big bread winner have allowed me to focus on my kids and my relationships – with God and others.

    About a year after the big lay off, we had sold my car and only had one vehicle. I was looking for another job and had found one…but financially, we were in such a place that even with a new position buying a car – wasn’t really an option. But we weren’t really despairing…and on a beautiful Saturday morning, we had gone to Goodwill to do a little bargain shopping and spend time together and Scott I were discussing how God had saved our relationship by the “event” because it forced us to take a look at ourselves. A couple hours later, my best friend Marsha came by the house and said,…hey we still have the van haven’t sold it yet, do you want to buy it and pay us when you can? Her husband was tired of it sitting in the driveway for a year.

    Scott and I just look at each other and I started crying, because even though we didn’t have the resources to buy it….God made it available to us which meant that we wouldn’t be putting ourselves in more debt to have a second vehicle to go back and forth to work in. We still haven’t paid that van off,…but we have paid a little bit each 2-3 months – and so far she’s been ok with that.

    Fast forward a year. I was put back to work, in an HR Mgr role making about 40k a year. It was about 25k less than what I was making prior to the event. About a month ago, I got a call from a little girl that I have mentored over the past several years. Bashty. She called me on a Saturday night and said, hey – here’s this opportunity I can’t take it I am moving to Dallas but it’s more up your alley anyway. Are you interested? It was in recruiting….which is my preference in the HR world. I told her no thanks….life has settled, I don’t have to make alot of money, and we are at peace and hung up the phone. Scott looked at me and said – what are you doing? You LOVE recruiting – why would you not even consider it….I repeated to him what I told her and he said, “God never said you had to settle for less….he just wants you to know its on his time….and not turn away opportunities he presents to you….in his time.”

    So I called Bashty back and sent her my resume. Fast forward a week, I interviewed and was offered the opportunity of a life time (in my opinion)….heading up a recruiting department. Putting my own stamp on it. Development of policy as it relates to recruiting….and my salary is . . .back where it was 2 years ago…plus 40% opportunity. Yeah that’s right – Remember the van moment? Now we can pay off that van – fast!

    It’s a God Thing…on his terms, in his way and his timing.

    • Thanks for reading and posting Teri. Sounds like God is hard at work in your life too. I’m so happy that you have your new position, but I’m happier that you have God and someone else to guide you. 🙂

  2. Well just day before yesterday.I took my exams passed the electrical with flying colors (94) so since I did so good I thought roofing would be a snap WRONG.I failed it.Why? I didn’t pray.I had them reload the test and went and prayed the Lord forgive me for leaving him out of the process and studied awhile then went back and Passed the Roof portion no problem.Even Small miracles like that let a fellow know who is really the Boss.

    • Good for you Nick! I’m so proud for you! And yes, even when we try our hardest, it’s always up to God…so it’s best to ask for his help. I often forget that myself.

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