11.10.2008

godwink

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WHEN GOD WINKS AT YOU
"How God Speaks directly to You Through the Power of Coincidence."
"When God winks, He is reaffirming that there is absolutely nothing
about us that He does not know... every hurt... our every desire."

. . .from a book i finished reading a couple weeks back!

Yesterday... i was having one of THOSE mornings!
I woke up tired... i did not WANT to go to church...
the house was in COMPLETE disarray... we were running late...
over-whelmed... i was angry & bitter...

as i was getting dressed i decided to wear one of my granmama's necklaces...
it was perfect for my outfit & besides i love it!

We arrived at church LATE... checked in the kiddos... and headed in...
they were still in worship!
I am normally a singer... love to shout it out... clap my hands... the whole bit...
i was spent... felt empty...
ALL of a sudden... third song in... 
one they have NEVER played... 
the music starts... "HOW GREAT THOU ART"...
i was being hit on the head with a godwink!
The IMMENSE power of that moment was almost too much to bear...
the tears flowed... and i felt completely wrapped in LOVE! 

why...
in my granmama's last few days with us...
we were planning her celebration of her life service...
my cousin & i were making keepsake bookmarks for guests...
we were having difficulty deciding what song... quote to put on it...
"why not try & ask her" we thought...
we wanted this to be HER... what SHE wanted!  
When asked... "granmama... what is your favorite song...
your favorite hymn?"
she TOLD us... "HOW GREAT THOU ART"...

i HAD a godwink... there is NO DOUBT in my mind that i was being
touched by the love & grace of God... 
he was speaking to me through what i knew... what i hold MOST dear...
WHO i hold most dear...
i am humbled by His power again...
and comforted by knowing He KNOWS... He is right HERE!
He is with us EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!

25 comments:

Melissa Ellen Hughes Parker said...

I just cried. I want to tell you how much I love and adore you too.

Thank you for bringing up the Godwink. I've never heard it called that before but you brought one on for me this morning. How Great Thou Art - I'm off to listen. We played that at my grandma's life celebration. I hope they play it at mine.

You have been such a blessing to me. I mean it. I'm hugging you super hard right now!

Cheryl said...

Love it!

Melissa Ellen Hughes Parker said...

i just reposted your post and credited you on my blog. I want people to see for themselves!

Brittany said...

I love when we have those moments where we clearly see God's hand. SOme days it IS hard to feel his presence and yet He is always there! Even through the little things He shows us how much He loves us and that He will never forget about us. Man, what a Mighty God we serve!
...off subject, but I do love the necklace as well!

i love plum said...

so touching...lovely story!

xo

TERI said...

How beautifully said Dear Carrissa! We get to share your wink because you shared your moving story! Thank You! God is good!

Krista said...

tears. thank you.

lulusparkles said...

inspiring story,thanks for sharing!
*love your blog and playlist(listen to it with my coffee everyday!)

CourtneyP said...

Thanks for reminding us.

Simply Me... said...

You touched me today that's for sure, I love that song! one of my all time favorite! Thank You so much for sharing your day,it mean alot to me/use...

LoVe Ya...

Jess said...

wow beautiful necklace and beautiful moment. I have never heard of a Godwink....so perfectly named....I love those moments that make us stop and think and listen...listen to what is most important....thanks for sharing!-jess

Megan said...

Love that necklace. I like the term "Godwink" I always say "God Thing" but.. I like yours better. Moments like that are absolutely precious.

The Queen's Castle said...

Wonderful, to be held in HIS hands and to know your granmama is with you.

Cheers, tears & years to more Godwinks to come!!!!

xoxoxo

Christine said...

Oh I wish I could hug you so tight! The tears are flowing. I love you tons, you are an inspiration even in the most vulnerable moments. Godwinks...hmmm... I like that!!

May today, tomorrow, and everyday be filled with more vulnerable and growing moments. His power, love, mercy and gentleness is amazing... I pray most importantly today that HE would hug you so tight!

XOXOXO

cjs said...

what a gift...not a coincidence, but a GIFT.

oh, this gave me chills. I have so been there.

thank you for the reminder that He is right here. thank you, thank you.

LuLu said...

In your story you just felt the arms wrapping around you and your family. beautiful and powerful. His gift is so powerful and comforting...It's always a "ahh" moment when we are reminded that we are being watched over..never alone in the busy life! the necklace is beautiful and so special!

April said...

yay !!!!! for Godwinks....

hugz to you Carissa

MamaMia said...

I picked up the Godwink book a few months ago at the Women of Faith Conference. I love godwinks!

katie said...

i love it when that happens;)

Cathy said...

I just love God. And by the looks of your grandma's necklace, I would have loved her, too :)

Liz said...

I really and truly and honestly needed to read this post today.

Dancing Queen said...

that song gets me every time! so, so beautiful & what an incredible experience!

Beth said...

Beautiful moment thanks for sharing it. Thanks also for your prayers.....everything went great with my husbands brother today!

By the way love your grandmas necklace....this story really is a perfect Godwink! I think I might have to go get that book.

One Wired Woman said...

Beautiful post, Carissa. Definitely a Godwink. ;)

Hugs!
~Jill

Gini said...

how glorious it is that our loved ones that have passed are still there with us in one way or another....for always....and forever!!