Most of the time I am super excited about what God has for me in England.
Sometime however, I am overcome with questions and angst about how it all is going to come together.
Last night, right in the middle of it, was one of those times.
The enormity of how much is supposed to get done in two months’ time, just plain freaked me out, so I turned to God and asked that He please calm my fears and give me peace.
I then heard a noise and turned my head to find my daughters cat (who was inches from my face) staring at me.
I picked her up and plopped her on my lap. She started purring instantly and fluffing me up before laying down.
This would not be remarkable except that this cat has never liked me. This cat loves my children but what usually happens when I pick her up is that she immediately scrambles to get away.
As I pet her and her purrs grew louder my fears grew smaller.
So why did God send me a cat in the middle of the night?
While it is true that God sent me the cat to calm my fears, and bring me peace.
The real answer is that God sent me the cat because He loves me.
Photo= Lisa Cline
P.S. that pic is of the actually cat….her name is Marshmallow
I woke up at three am, and while usually I wake up amidst Christian songs filling my head and good thought for my day, for whatever reason (maybe even for the purpose here) I woke up and the doubts started coming.
You know the doubts that come when you attempt to trust God against all odds. The doubts that say, “You know this will not work right?” “That you are going to look foolish in front of everyone you know?” “You know that you are going to do a disservice for Christ by showing those on the fence how you can get your hopes up and God will not be faithful to come through?” “You know that you are blowing it, big time….better to quite, hide, shrink back. Give up blogging and give up hope of ever going anywhere for God or doing anything great for Him…When it comes to having success….let’s face it you are just not the type!”
Wow…so glad I do not wake up with these thought on a daily basis!
So anyway here I was….it was the middle of the night and the odds were stacked against me to have any kind of a great day…..but then my daughter heard me get up and wanted to remind me of something she called me (at 3 am) after talking with her I decided to check and see if there was any texts (at 3 am), there was only one.
Before I tell you what I said you must know a few things
- My name is Lisa
- My friend works at night, at an apartment cabana, where she is there to give night visitors the packages that came in the day
- She sent the text hours before I receive it
It said that a package came in from the United Kingdom for someone named Lisa.
Now while some may think that is not really a sign from God, keep in mind that it was three am, doubts were filling my head and I believe it was just His way of reminding me that He is in this! He is the orchestrator and perfecter of the plans that He has for my life and yours.
Every time along the way when I have needed a boost to my faith, there was a small sign to keep me believing that I was going in the right direction.
So while one little sign may be like a snowflake, you get enough of them and it is a blizzard that cannot be ignored.
God will let you know if the path you are on is the path He set before you…just look for the signs.