Thursday, January 29, 2009

Never Underestimate HIM

OK. Say it with me: GOD IS GOOD!!!

Yeah, that Note to self I had in my post yesterday - something about not underestimating the goodness of God? I really need to take that to heart.

Nothing has been decided.
This all completely preliminary.
But I have a very real sense God is about to flex His muscles and bring Himself glory. Big time.
Yesterday I told you I had a free airline ticket I wanted to use. I had originally planned to use it to go to Florida, but decided not to when God put a great deal in front of me. (The ticket to Florida only cost $167!) I was thinking I would rather use it to go somewhere for which the ticket was rather expensive. I was thinking, oh, somewhere between $3-400. I've seen those prices when I have "dreamed" of going here or there. And that just seems like so much money. I wanted to be able to give away something "big" like that.

Never underestimate the goodness of God.


Well, yesterday afternoon I received an email from a fellow blogger in Oregon telling me that she would very much like for me to come and speak for the women at her church. She told me about their women's ministry (They also have a MOPS group!) and I was getting excited about the idea. Then, because I'm a bit of a control freak planner, I checked to see what a plane ticket would cost to get me there.
Are you ready for this?
It would be over $1,000!
Now that is the kind of ticket I want to get for free! I want to use it to go somewhere which would otherwise be cost-prohibitive.

Never underestimate the goodness of God.

But that isn't all.
I have also had a desire for quite some time to visit a dear blog friend who lives in Texas. Well, guess what? One of the return flight options from Oregon would require an overnight stay in Dallas. My first thought was, But then I'd have to get a hotel and I'd have to arrange for transportation. And I bet the hotel would be expensive. And I don't want to go through all that. And I'd really rather just fly home in one day. And...
And then God nudged me, Uh, Karen, who do you know that lives just outside of Dallas? You wanted to visit her. I could make that happen.

Granted, nothing has been decided yet. But it looks to me like there is a very real possibility that I will be getting a $1,000 airline ticket for free. And with that ticket I might be able to speak for the women and the moms in OREGON. And with that same ticket, I just may be able to spend time with my friend in TEXAS.
Friends, only God could make that happen.

Never underestimate the goodness of God.

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10 comments:

Jenileigh said...

God is good! I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to hear all about what God has in store for you when you return. Hugs!

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

Excellent post Karen!!! Very excitng

Mrs. Sidney said...

Very, very exciting!! I can't wait to see what happens.

luvmy4sons said...

I need to have a neon sign with those words on it right in front of my eyes all the time LOL! That is great news!

Edie said...

How exciting for you Karen! God is certainly Good all the time. I love the way He orchestrates circumstances.

Slowly Dying.. said...

WOW!!!

smooches,
Larie

Robin said...

That made me smile.
We do underestimate Him sometimes don't we?

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

How blessed you are, friend! I'm excited for these multiple opportunities in your life. Yes, never underestimate our God. I need to hear that today.

peace~elaine
PS: Might I suggest you leave the rat at home?

km said...

AMAZING!!!

Amanda said...

Thats pretty darn amaing. Thank goodness you are such a good listener!!! I would have jumped on the first flight outta here! lol

Many blessings to you-
Amanda