Hearing God's Voice
Today is the first day of "anything goes" Miracle Mondays. There is no theme for the month of April, so please send us all of those testimonies you've been waiting and wanting to share. No miracle is too small or too grand. We love to hear how God is alive and at work in your life. Submit your story here.
This occurred quite a few years ago, back when I was young and somewhat reckless (unlike today when I'm no longer quite so young).
I was driving to work via my normal morning route, and I came to a point where I exited the highway and then made a left turn to drive up a hill. On this particular day, I looked up the hill and saw a large tractor-trailer barreling down the hill at a high rate of speed. In my mind, I did the quick calculations that many of us do as drivers: Truck will reach me in five seconds, it will take me three seconds to cross the intersection and turn up the hill – plenty of time!
As my foot touched the gas pedal and prepared to press down, it happened – I heard one audible word in the car – "NO." The word and the meaning were unmistakable and yet there was a part of me that was still thinking, "But I can make it in time!" As if trying to lift a heavy weight with my foot, I struggled against my own will and finally managed to lift my foot from the gas pedal (it wasn't easy).
I sat there and watched as the truck cruised through the intersection at such speed that the wind in its wake rocked my car back and forth. With the coast now clear, I stepped on the gas, my car proceeded into the intersection and immediately stalled, leaving me right in the path of where the truck had passed just seconds earlier. Clearly, had I proceeded across the intersection in front of the truck, it wouldn't have had time to avoid me and I wouldn't be here to tell about it.
I thank God that He took the time to speak to me that day. I'm also thankful that His will won out over my own as I certainly benefitted from His foresight.
Military Miracles for May
Next month, the theme is "the military and war." We know that God has protected many of you who are veterans or on reserve or active duty in the armed forces. Please give God the glory by sharing your story with us.