My Humbling Experience *aka* My Hummer Experience
Has there ever been a time in your life when your doubts exceed your faith? Has there ever been a time when God had to let you know He was still God?
I’ve told this story to several people but just in case you have not heard it I’ll tell it again. On one of my days off I went to Starbucks just to get quiet before the Lord and to listen to what He had to say. After I bought my coffee I went back to my car to read and get quiet before the Lord. It sounded like a good plan.
While I was sipping on my coffee, I could see a Hummer H2 approaching. As it came closer I became rather grumpy and began calling him a jerk (quietly) along with some other not so loving words. What sane person would own a car that huge with the price of gas?
Not only was he about to invade my quiet time but he had the nerve to back into the parking space. I’m still learning how to gracefully back into any parking space. So to see how this man did it in one swoop really aggravated me. God! I want to be alone! I was so disturbed with the fact that this monstrous vehicle was now parked next to me I almost left but amazingly when he cut his engine off all I could hear was “I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD” in a loud deep voice coming from his truck. This man was listening to the Bible on CD. Awesome!
As I began to repent for all of the things I was thinking, I glanced over at the man and noticed a great peace on his face. I was looking for what he had.
It took a trip to Starbucks for God to show me that He is a BIG God. That image of the Hummer H2 will forever linger with me. That day has changed me dramatically. I am not so quick to judge others. I’m even listening to the Bible on CD in my car.
I got everything I was seeking that morning and more. God truly let me know that if we ask, He will answer; if we seek, we shall find and if we knock, the door shall be opened to us.
The doubts I had about things in my life have been replaced with faith. My Hummer experience has changed the way I see things. I know that God will do whatever it takes to get through to each one of us.
Continue to stay focused on what God has called you to do.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. “(NLT)
With the rising cost of everything on our planet, God says to continue to trust Him. Put your trust in Him. Putting confidence in man or man’s plan will only cause you to doubt and have fear.
FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real
God wants you to STRETCH up and STRETCH out.
STRETCH: Standing Tall Reaching Every Task Christ Has!