Daily Archives: September 4, 2015

on an angel

I don’t know if it was an angel,

but

it helped me …

I was safe.

Reading a friend’s story reminded me (again) of one of my own.

:)

God is so good to us.

So protective.

:)

It seems ‘recent,’

but it was at least 3 vehicles ago.  

so…

probably about 10+ years ago.

:)

I was in Forest Park for an event

and

was pleased with myself

for parking in an unusual area

as I KNEW it was going to get crowded.

It was ‘close,’

but

in an area not often used.

In retrospect,

I now realize

I was prideful and overly-confident.  

:)

Live and learn.

For me, I often have to ‘learn’ more than once.

:)

I was meeting a bunch of Christian friends

but

had failed to ask God

where He wanted me to park

(Yes,

I do think He cares about the little things.).

At the end of the show,

we gathered our things (chairs/blankets),

and

MORE than one friend

offered to walk me to my car,

but

I refused… I was ‘close.’

Now

I KNOW

God was trying to help me.

Live & learn.

As I started toward the sidewalk with hundreds of others,

I ‘felt’ fine,

but

within moments… something else was sensed.

I was not alone.

I was being followed.

No worries, I thought – there’s so many people.

Quickly though they went in different directions to their cars…

I was down to about #20 people,

then #10,

then #2…

mercy…

the steps following me where getting closer.

I started praying.

(Yes, often I wait … till almost the l-a-s-t second.

Please learn from my mistakes.)

:)

I asked

that God

would make whoever was following me

SEE

a BIG man walking with me

(angel).

I KNEW

not to look afraid or run,

I KNEW

to look around – to LOOK him in the face …

AND

I walked on.

Even the lights were becoming few and far between… why had I never noticed that in this section of the Park?

By this point

I was praying

out-loud

in the Spirit (speaking in Tongues).

I had nothing to lose.

God was going to take care of it

or

I was going to get an opportunity to see if the martial arts training I had as a child

after being held at knife point

by an escaped convict

had paid off.

(Another story of God protecting His own.)

:)

My heart was racing,

but

I felt peace.

:)

I felt a presence by me.

:)

God answered my prayer.

:)

I turned and watched my follower turn away AFTER looking at my BIG companion. He turned around and went in the opposite direction.

No car in sight, but my own.

:)

On the drive home,

I thought about it…

a LOT.

:)

Every experience with God

providing…

brings me closer to Him.

Helps me to trust Him more,

but

oh how He loves those who believe Him.

:)

Recently,

I was in F.Park

(I never stopped going – often even,

but

now I pray more often:

“God is it OK?”

“May I get out and walk around.”

:)

God knows all things.),

:)

This time,

WAY ahead of time,

I asked God for CLOSE parking.

I didn’t want anyone else to have to escort me to my vehicle.

I KNEW

I was to leave

before the event was ‘over.’

I drove to every section that I considered safe & close,

when

on my ‘final’ approach,

a spot opened up for me… #10 spaces from the food trucks.

That’s MY God.

Did I mention that the Art Museum still had parking in their garage,

but

I saved $15

by asking

and

trusting God.

:)

I  wish I had prayed like this all those years ago. Would have saved me some internal drama!

Now

I have an ongoing conversation

with God

that lasts

whenever I’m awake.

:)

I thank Him more now too.

:)

I’m grateful.

He’s an AWESOME God!

:)

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