Make It a Good Day
My new favorite morning song is “Good Day” by Nappy Roots (yes, I have old school hip hop right next to tobyMac/Mandisa’s “Good Morning” on my playlist!). It’s all about making a choice that today is going to be a good day, no matter what happens. And one of the great things about life with God is that He can take any snafu and turn it around.
He can do that with big problems and He can do that with minor disappointments. I don’t have cable or a digital converter, which normally isn’t a big deal – until a major TV event or finale that I really want to see is on. So when “Downton Abbey” had its show finale (not just season finale), I had a plan all set up to watch it with some good friends and make a night of it.
We had guests staying at my house that night (the house I live in and maintain is actually a guest house for Christian Family Fellowship), but they were taken care of and squared away. One of the women actually turned out to be good friends with my roommate Callie and they were gabbing away in the kitchen. I was in my comfy pants with my Earl Grey tea all ready to go – and bam, something came up and it was no longer available for me to come over to my friends’ house.
So I dejectedly put my purse away and, rather disappointed, figured I should at least converse with the girls in the kitchen. Here’s where I should always trust the Lord to work things out. I’m sure I would have had great fun watching the D.A. finale, and probably will get the chance one day. But instead, I got to meet and talk late into the night with an AMAZING young woman of God.
She was an absolute inspiration. Much like Laura in Healing Power, Part Two, this was a woman who followed God wherever He told her to go. She believed in healing, and miracles, and was absolutely convinced of when God was talking to her, and willing to do whatever He asked her to do.
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that what he [God] had promised, he was able also to perform. Romans 4:20-21
Like Abraham, of whom the above verses refer to, her faith leveled me. Her willingness to completely lean on God and not look to her own pleasure or wellbeing humbled me. Her testimonies of the big and small miracles God had done for her left me in awe.
We ended the evening (or perhaps, early morning) by praying over each other and our homes and our journeys, right there in the kitchen. Our house was merely a pitstop in a cross-country journey to the next place God had called her to, but I certainly hope that God creates a way for our paths to cross again.
That would beat a British television drama anyday.
Update: Eight months later, God DID create a way for our paths to cross again! We ended up in the same city for two completely different reasons and are now planning to be roommates. Is God amazing or what?!!