It Was Only A $2.45 Coffee

I noticed him as I walked into the Starbucks. He had just parked his bike. He had earplugs in his ears and was singing away.

I walked up to the counter to purchase my coffee and he was in line behind me…singing away.

He was singing with joy in his voice.

It made me smile.

I had noticed that he was an older man dressed in sweats. It had appeared that he had no worries. It had appeared that life was good for him. It APPEARED!

It appeared that everything was good!

After I purchased my coffee, he proceeded to order his coffee. That is when I got the nudge. You know the nudge? The nudge told me to purchase his coffee. He was still singing away. I reached over him to give my Starbucks card to the barista to pay for his coffee. He was so busy singing that he didn’t realize that I had paid for his coffee. The barista was trying to tell him that his coffee had already been paid for but he still was listening to his music and could not hear. He finally took out his ear plugs to hear that I had paid for his coffee. When he turned around to see who had paid for his coffee, I patted him on the back and I said, “Thank you for making me smile and making me feel joyful with your singing.” I said, “Thank you for having such a great spirit.”

Now in the background there was another man and two women watching the whole transaction. The man that was watching said to me, “That was really great how you did that for him. Now I am going to go and do something special for someone.”

The man that I purchased the coffee for proceeded to tell me thank you and blessed me. He then said, “I know this is going to be a good day now. Thank you! I had a hard day yesterday. I was battling evil all day. I am grateful though. I am grateful that I am healthy and that I am not back in prison. God has a plan for all of us. I know he takes care of us.”

One of the ladies listened with me as he told his story and confirmed with him how great our God is.

I listened to their conversation. I listened and silently prayed, “Thank you, God! Thank you for the nudge. Thank you for the blessing. Thank you for the words that you had this man share with me! God, you always amaze me! I think I am blessing someone but in turn they bless me two-fold! Thank you for taking care of us all! Thank you for your plan!”

A nudge. A $2.45 cup of coffee. God’s beautiful plan.

Think of how many lives were impacted by God’s child (me) recognizing the nudge and then acting upon it! The barista, the two ladies and the man who was watching, the man that received the coffee, myself and maybe you who read this blog.

Yes, we do have an amazing wonderful God that is leading us every step on our journey!

May God bless you today!

Set Back Isn’t Set Back

Quote - When you have a set back, it isn't a step back. God is working.

“When you have a set back, it isn’t a step back
because God is already on the
NEXT STEP!

Do you ever feel like you just can’t seem to move forward? You have one set back after another. You feel like giving up. This is when we need to remember more then ever that God is at work! He has it all planned out and is working on the next step.

HOPE - I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you, plans for your future. Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope to a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Knowing; this verse, what are you worrying about?! Praise God he has an amazing beautiful wonderful plan for your future! Hold on to this Hope on the days when you can’t see beyond the struggles blurring your vision of today.

God is an amazing God! HOPE is in the future that God has already planned for us.

Please share your story in the comments below. I love to hear from you!

Do Not Worry About Tomorrow!

Do not worry about tomorrow. Focus on Today

Do not worry about tomorrow. Focus on today!

34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34
NIV translation

I like the way the Message Bible interprets this verse…

34″Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”
Matthew 6:34
Message Bible translation

In other words…
Be still and know that He is God.
Be still and know that He will be beside you in whatever the future brings.
Be still and know that He will provide.
Be still and know that He will provide you with all tools you will need for any situation you will face.
Be still and know that He is God.
Be still and know that He has a plan.
Be still and know…
Be still and know…
Be still and know.

What a wonderful feeling to know that we get to wear the shield of God and that he will hold your right hand and lead the way.

Day 316

Waiting Grows Your Faith

"He wants us to wait to build our faith."

“Sometimes…
He wants us to wait!
This builds our faith.
Waiting keeps us dependent on him.
Waiting helps us grow in faith.

God,
I have waited so patiently for your direction in my life. I know it is your timing and you know what is best for me. I do see the waiting has helped to strengthen my faith and relationship with you. I am grateful for the growth you have given to me through the waiting process. Please open the next doors in my journey, Dear Lord.
In Faith,
Your Child

Grateful for the Rocky Mountains

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I have always wanted to go to the Rocky Mountains especially in the fall! So today when I had a free day in Colorado, I decided to take a drive from Denver to the Rocky Mountains.

Once I turned off highway 25, I blasted my music, turned the heater on and rolled down my window and got my camera ready. I was about to embark on Gods little bit of heaven.

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I love driving in the country! I love the old Barns and houses and old cars and the animals.

There is so much to see and take pictures of. Unfortunately I knew I had a limited amount of time so most of the pictures are just memories of a beautiful country.

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I will have to go back someday to take pictures of all the old buildings and cars.

I will have to go back someday to have time to stop in the little towns to shop, eat and visit with the locals.

I will have to go back some day to stop to explore the park more… Take a lunch and take time to sit amongst nature.

I will have to go back someday to visit the historic Stanley Hotel with its striking white buildings and red rooftop. I only wish I would have taken the extra ten minutes today to take a picture or two.

And I will have to go back someday to see the Aspens in their beautiful fall colors. Today most of their limbs were bare waiting for the snow to fall.

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Day 2 Grateful for a drive to the Rocky’s

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