Signs of God In Our Midst

Our God is here. Walking among us. Dwelling in our midst. Over the years, I’ve certainly experienced my share of answered prayers, as many of you undoubtedly have also. And perhaps we’ve each had a not-so-chance encounter with an acquaintance who says exactly what we need to hear to help make that decision we’ve been delaying. And how about the times we randomly open the bible, our eyes fall on a verse jumping out at us, filling our hearts with the truth we so needed to be reminded of at that moment. Our God is here!

Sometimes God sends visual reminders that He is here with us. A dazzling summer sky. Sunbeams streaming through the clouds or dancing on the water. Nature’s vibrancy. A baby’s precious little face.

 

To me, the most astounding reminders of God’s presence are those He addresses to each of us personally. It’s pretty cool to receive a timely sign from God, addressing us right where we are in that moment. Below are stories of three such moments – literally, signs of God in our midst!.

A friend of mine has been called to consider becoming a Deacon in the Catholic Church. This friend already leads a very busy life. In addition to being a business owner, he and his wife have 10 children! Recently, he attended an informational meeting about becoming a Deacon, went home and put the paperwork in a drawer in his desk. A few weeks later, he noticed the paperwork on top of his desk. Hmmm. Later that day, he was sitting in the parking lot of a convenience store, talking with God. He was letting God know that he didn’t think becoming a deacon was a good idea for him. At that moment, God interrupted him by sending a truck from Deacon Industries to park in the space next to him. The word “DEACON” was painted in very large yellow letters! Best just to go directly to Nineveh, Jonah…
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Another friend of mine was in a car accident recently with her teenage son in the car. They were hit head on, air bags deployed, and the car spun completely around. Everyone was, thankfully unharmed. But the car…well not so good. My friend prayed for God’s will to be done …and the next day, during sunrise, a large tractor trailer truck passed by displaying “JESUS” in big bold red letters. The truck disappeared out of site and then quickly reappeared heading the opposite direction. God sent His reassurance – 53 feet long! – that He had the situation in the palm of His hand!
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I gave birth to my third baby (Zachary Joseph) on May 20, 2015 at 3:30 in the afternoon. Labor came on very suddenly and progressed crazily fast. In fact, just 2 hours before he was born, I was leaving an appointment that was a half hour drive from my house. As I was walking through the parking lot to my car, I had a pretty good contraction, which caused me to lean on a parked car for a moment. I took a deep breath and said a prayer for help to get home safely. When I stood up, I noticed the license plate on the car I was leaning on: “You’ve got a friend in JESUS.”
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Have you ever had an experience of God, right here in our midst? Can you feel how close He is? Reach out to Him. He is standing right beside you, ready to take your hand in His.

seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. – Deuteronomy 4:29

With love,
De

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