STOP ONE: The weekly meeting hadn’t yet started so I spotted an empty table to sit and check my e-mail messages. Before long a couple of women, whom I have never met, joined me. And… they began talking about quilts. Quilts! Can you believe it?
“Oh my gosh!” The woman to my left exclaimed. “You are God sent, an answer to my prayers.”
Her church had appointed her to find a speaker for their upcoming women’s meeting.
STOP TWO: Meeting with Accountant. The purpose for this meeting was for guidance about The Immanuel Quilt Ministry. She had done her homework. Having been to this website, she was well prepared, and, very excited about this ministry. Having the quilt with me, I was able to show it to her and even share some of God’s story through the quilt with the receptionist.
The accountant envisioned a new outlet for the story of this unique quilt. The same vision I have seen but had not shared with anyone. Was this a confirming sign that someday it will be a reality?
This appointment should have lasted thirty minutes. I was there over two hours! Only about 30 minutes was business the rest was about God, the Immanuel Quilt, and this journey. Our meeting was extremely uplifting and of great encouragement for me.
FINAL STOP: Bank. Besides routine banking I asked the teller a question that turns out, could only be answered by the branch manager. Her prompting questions led to my response, “It’s a traveling ministry.” Once again the window was opened for me to share His story. She was fascinated and said she hoped she could see the quilt sometime. Of course, I said, “It’s in the car. Do you want to see it?”
Next thing I know, I have the quilt laid out on the bank floor naming each of Jesus’ names. She got goosebumps, or Godbumps. My definition of Godbumps is the Holy Spirit allowing us to feel God's presence. She had!
I have just finished reading a book that suggests the interruptions in our daily routines could be nudges from God to do something. God had clearly been nudging me at all three of my stops to share His story of His unique quilt I left the house allowing myself two and a half hours, I returned five hours later.
Maybe it's time to start allowing time in our daily schedules for said nudges so we can see more of His hand in our day. Will you make room in your schedule for Him?