The other day I was reminiscing about when my husband Kevin and I were dating and how we first met.I couldn't help but stop and thank the Lord all over again for how He ordained those steps and situations in both of our lives to get us to the point where we would actually first meet.
For those of you who do not know how we met, Kevin was in a band called Once Guilty at the time of our meeting. The band was competing for a chance to win a recording label and I went to hear them play at a coffee shop that used to be in Olde Town and to do an interview with the guys in the band.
I walked away from that interview excited for those guys. I thought they had a great shot at success and I was so excited to see four guys on fire for the Lord.
What I did not know when I walked away from that interview was that I had just met my future husband, the cute bald-headed bassist, Kevin Wells.
I am a firm believer that God only reveals things to us when He knows we are ready for them. If He had revealed it to me right then and there about Kevin, I probably would have done something to mess it up -- you know, because I'm human and I'd like to think I know it all. Ha ha.
I bet we can all think back on times in our lives when we know God ordained our steps or happenings in our lives to bring us to a certain point of knowing that it was a complete "God thing."
I am going to start writing down those extraordinary God moments in my life. I don't want to forget all that He has done for me in my life. It is so easy to put those great moments on the back shelf when things go wrong in life.
But I am here to tell you, when you remember those God things in those moments of chaos in your life you'll remember to praise Him through your storms, I promise.
I can remember times in my own life when things were messy and I think the Lord brought to my memory other events when He moved mountains in my life and I think He'll do it again. I think we often discredit God, without realizing or really meaning to do so.
So here is our challenge for the week -- think back on those extraordinary God moments in our life and write them down. Then the next time you get down and depressed, go back and read about all of the things He has done for you. You'll be surprised at how quickly your attitude will change.
Lastly, I recently told Kevin's mom, Janie, that interviewing Kevin and the band has been the best interview I've done -- that is because it was a complete God thing.
Julie Wells is the editorial assistant at the Citizen. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.