Last week I told you a story about my preschooler and how he praises God in the car through Toby Mac music. He sweet arms reach the sky and he really just sings those fun lyrics to the Lord in his sweet 5-yr-old voice. Today, however, I want to tell you about something that happened to me in the last three months.
I use the Pandora and KLOVE App when I’m cleaning house or on the treadmill at the gym. Everytime I started my app Christy Nockels would start singing in my earbuds. I thought it was just a coincidence, but after a few weeks of this, I knew it wasn’t just an accident. God was speaking to me through Christy. It’s as if this was His way to make me stop my day and focus on Him and where He wants me to be. It was powerful. It was everlifting.
The most, recent, “incident” of Christy’s song appearing was while I drove, in the rain, to a job interview. When I say job interview, I’m not talking just ANY job interview. This is a job in Social Media with a BIG company and I just KNOW I’d be a huge asset, if I was chosen.
But on the day of the interview it was raining REALLY bad.
The commute is over 40 minutes.
With the weather it took 1 hour and 45 minutes.
I was late.
I’m never late.
How could this be? I felt God telling me to apply. I felt Him speaking to me. I prayed days upon days about this and it was all crumbling. I looked around in my SUV and saw Nintendo DS, Baseball Glove, Hairbows… all my kids things. Then I started to talk myself out of it.
Sara, you’d probably not be good at it anyway.
Who do you think you are even TRYING to apply at such a big company?
The kids need me at home.
Yup. What would they do if I started working outside the home?
I have to turn back around.
I’m already late.
I’m fooling myself.
Then Christy Nockels newest song, Everlifting came on the radio. “God you’re so funny,” I said to myself. At that moment, I gained my confidence back. I felt like God wanted me there. I was where I belonged. He held me up so I can see that I’m made to do more and be more. Nothing else can compare to that moment when God told me, “Child. Follow me. I’ll show you things you’ve never imagined for your life.”
I nestled in His arms, right there in my family SUV, and He drove the rest of the way to that interview. It was a very long 6 hour interview and as of today? I still don’t know if I got the job, but I’m confident I’m following His Will for me. That day might have just been His way of allowing me to get over my fear of trying big things, but it might be the biggest opportunity in my life.
Behind Christy Nockels New Album:
Into the Glorious, Christy Nockels’ newest album, debuted last week and it’s been doing amazing things in my life. Through her music I’ve been moved in so many different ways. Take a look at this video of Christy and how she talks about how she prayed through the making of the album. She mentions how some of the songs were written in her minivan with her kids in tow. Sometimes God speaks to us while we’re doing the most mundane things, as Christy mentions. I believe it.
Knowing that you’re in God’s Will and where you belong is a difficult thing, sometimes? It happens during one of the most mundane incidents, like driving in your family SUV.
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