Some people call them God-incidences (rather than coincidences), but I like to imagine Him giving me a wink and a smile.
About a month ago my friend and spiritual director suggested I come up with a personal "let go, let God" mantra to help me turn over some things that have been weighing heavily on my mind. It's one of those things where I feel like I'm in a taffy pull with Him -- "Lord, I turn this over to you,". . . "no, give it back to me, I think I've got it now."
So, in the course of the next few days, the words from a song came to me -- Carrie Underwood's "Jesus Take the Wheel." It's been a favorite song of mine since it hit the Country charts months ago, and I thought, that's it! Let Him drive for a while. The words have been coming to mind since then, whenever I feel I'm drifting off course.
Then a few days ago, a package comes in the mail from one of those music clubs, where you become a member, get free CDs and end up buying three times more to fulfill your obligation? This was a "free CD" for a new membership, that no one in our household had signed up for. It was Carrie Underwood's, "Jesus Take the Wheel." Yeah. That was a wink. And a big grin. God has a sense of humor, doesn't He?
By the way, I contacted the company, and they've removed our names from their list. The CD is ours to keep:)