God is Always in the Details
Last week, my daughter and I attended a conference in Orlando called “YOU Lead.” The conference was great, and for the first time in a long time, I was able to sit and soak in the presence of God. Those of you who have been to a leadership conference will know what I mean when I say by the end of day two my brain was on overload. Another reason we decided to go to Orlando was we have some very special friends, Mila and Courtney, who moved to Orlando. This was a great opportunity to see them and catch up. We were also celebrating my daughter’s thirtieth birthday, a little late but so what? We love to road trip together. The ability to attend the conference followed by a Living Proof Live event with Beth Moore was just icing on the cake.
However, God had far more amazing plans than we knew. On the second day of YOU Lead, we decided for various reasons not to go to the planned networking luncheon. We ended up at a barbecue restaurant called 4 Rivers. (Check out this place!) As we were standing in line, Mila’s friend Faith came up to say hello and shared Beth Moore was meeting her for lunch. Faith is twenty-three years old and was the prayer coordinator for the Orlando event. Faith’s name matches her heart and sweet spirit. The next thing I saw was Beth hugging Faith, who then introduced each of us to Beth.
It was such a blessing to meet Beth and share a few minutes with her. We thought Faith and Beth would go and sit privately for their lunch, but we were invited to eat with them. What an honor and blessing to spend such precious time with Beth. She truly is as gracious and kind in person as we see her on the stage. We all had time to share conversation, ask questions and talk about the Lord.
Here comes the mic drop! Weeks ago I had written to Living Proof Ministries on behalf of my daughter Ali although she knew nothing about it until I received a letter back from LPM. The reason I wrote to LPM was that Ali memorized the complete book of James as a result of Beth Moore’s Bible study on James. I asked if Ali could recite the book of James for Beth. They replied that unfortunately, Beth would be unable to meet with Ali due to the time constraints of her schedule. I knew it was taking a shot in the dark, but the worst that could happen was she wouldn’t be able to do it. While we were standing in line, I shared with Beth how I had written her team about it. We both agreed it is God who orchestrates such divine appointments.
God had a plan. Some would call it a random meeting, but I know God cares about every detail of our lives. Sometimes, when we think the answer is “No,” God says, “Yes.” He has the last word about everything. This is something I always knew, but it was a great reminder.
Has there ever been something you wanted to do and thought the answer would certainly be “No” only to find out it was “Yes”? I don’t know why I was shocked, but I was. Maybe, because I needed to be reminded the God of the universe cares just as much about the small things as He does the big things. I love when God blows my mind with His goodness.
In what ways has God blown your mind with His goodness? We need to share these moments to encourage and remind each other no matter what state you are in, where you are or what you are doing God hears you even if it seems like a simple thing.
The exciting thing about God is His goodness and love for each of us will last for eternity. This proves how much He cares about the details of our lives.
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1