Like I mentioned in my first post, I have come to realize, almost forced to realize, that God is guiding me and blessing me beyond my emotions or current circumstances. When I let go of my want to control too many things, and boldly, yet humbly, pray for transformation and hope, I feel God's presence in my life and His blessings are revealed to me more. The journey will go on for the rest of my life. While many God moments are very personal, others are so cool that I feel the need to share them to show just how blessed I have been, and to give hope to anyone who might be going through tough times. Plus, here are a few more photos!
Here are just a few of my latest God moments, unexplained any other way. They are too implausible and timely, especially over the last two months after surrendering even more, to just say they are luck. You get one or two occurrences, maybe it's luck. You keep receiving blessings, something else is going on. And remember, there are many, many more that I am not sharing here.
1. After already having three tickets, all in separate spots in the theater, for my school's sold-out Wizard of Oz final performance, I call my sister to see if she was okay with the seats. When I go back to talk to the director prior to the show, a volunteer couple walks in while I am on the phone and starts talking to the director before I finish my phone conversation with my sister. Since I'm a bit hurried, I am sort of annoyed that they get in front of me to talk with the director, until they say they bought tickets and want to donate them back to the director for someone else to use.
The director looks at me, as if to say, "Here are two tickets together! Isn't that crazy?" Wow! I was amazed. She exchanged two of my other tickets, and my sister and mom are then able to sit next to each other for the show.
2. Driving to get gas close to my home, I was unable to turn into the gas station so kept driving. About ten blocks later, I decide to turn back and go back to the same gas station. As I'm pumping gas, a man says "'hello" as he goes to pay for his gas. As he returns to his car, he looks at me and says, "Imaginaction!" He was a dad of a girl who was part of the first Imaginaction trip to Olympic National Park. He informs me that his family took a trip out west last summer, based partly on his daughter's eyes being opened to what's out there during her participation in the program.
2a. Another young man from that same first group emails me about a week later to say hi, let me know how he is doing and asking how I am doing.
3. As I am talking with an old friend I haven't seen in many years, I mention Imaginaction and also the box project I do in my class. After I show him some photos of boxes on my phone, he gets very excited and says he has been looking for a program that can help the middle and high school students he works with after school, who could use some inspiration to challenge themselves academically. We talk more, and he thinks the box project is just what he's been looking for. So, we are figuring out a way for me to work with his students!
I believe all of these are blessings to help my faith, and I am very grateful.