Jerry Savelle has a saying that I love… “everyday is a blessing day!”

This is what came to mind as we drove home Monday afternoon.  Allow me to explain.

Last week I found myself suddenly in need of a vehicle.  Having no idea which direction to go and what to look for, Breanne drove me to Cleveland on Monday to look around and see what I would like.

I was not looking forward to this task, I would prefer God simply say, “Kim, go to such and such place and get the ____.”  However, that has not happened as of yet, so off we went.

On the way I prayed as I always do when we travel.  I prayed my normal prayer of protection and peace and I added a few things.  I ask God to lead me and guide me where to go.  I ask Him to send up red flags if I tried to get something that was not right for me, or not what He had for me.  I went so far as to ask Him to do whatever it took to keep me from making a mistake.

We stopped at a couple places.  We walked around.  Breanne said, “Mom, is anything catching your eye?”

“No.”  I responded.

On the way out of the third or fourth car lot, Breanne said, “Mom, look at that vehicle, it looks like you.”  I glanced over at it and agreed.  But, there was another car trying to come in so we drove on out.

A few minutes later Breanne asked if I wanted to go back and drive the one she had pointed out and see if I liked how it drove.  “Sure” I said.  Back we went.

When we pulled in a different sales person was standing there.  It was odd, he was standing firm, with his arms folded across his chest, staring at us.

I got out and said, “Hello, how are you?”  He responded, “You don’t recognize me, do you?”  I quickly glanced at his nametag and realized I knew him.  I had met him several years ago through Norvel Hayes Ministries.  He was a young pastor who had a small church in a city near me.

After a few pleasantries, I asked about the vehicle.  He informed me that it drove like a dream.  Then I asked, “Is there anything about this vehicle that would concern you?”

He showed me the Carfax and pointed out that one problem listed would concern him.  He said he didn’t know how serious it was, but it jumped out at him.  I thanked him for his honesty and then I asked to drive it, which I did.  When we arrived back at the dealer, I started to get out.  He stopped me and ask me to pray for him and his family.  He said he and his wife were separated and he was battling stress and depression.  “Sure, I will be happy to pray with you!” was my response.

God’s presence filled the vehicle as I prayed for him and his family.  The anointing was evident, we both knew God had ordained this moment in time.

As I got out of the vehicle, I couldn’t help but thank God for His faithfulness and His goodness.  He had my back.  He didn’t allow me to be deceived or mislead, instead He put someone in my path that would be honest with me, that I could trust.  Not only that, but He brought me across this young man’s life so that I could encourage him, pray for him and bless him in Jesus name.

Every day is a blessing day….if we will allow it to be.

If we will allow God to lead us and guide us in the way we should go.  If we will ask God to help us to be a blessing to others.  That day, was a good day, better than a good day, it was a blessing day!

When I left that car dealer, this young man looked so much more peaceful, and hopeful.  God had sent someone across his path, when he needed it the most.  Sent someone from another city to minister to him.  That is how much God loves him!  That, my friend, is how much God loves YOU.  How great and awesome is our God!

Did I get the vehicle?  No, I did not.  But it was still a blessing day, for both he and I.  God ministered to him and God had my back.  He didn’t allow me to make a mistake.  Did I go home with what I thought I needed that day?  No, but I went home at peace and blessed.  It was, indeed, a blessing day.

May everyday be a blessing day for you!

 

Meditate on this:

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.   2 Cor. 9:8