His Mysterious Ways


"As you do not know what is the way of the wind, or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, so you do not know the works of God who makes everything." Ecclesiastes 11:5 (KJV)

One evening, I received a phone call from an old acquaintance, whom I had worked with about ten years ago. Our conversation quickly moved to the reason behind her call. She explained to me that God had placed it on her heart to call and thank me for what I had done for her. This piqued my curiosity, because I didn't remember doing anything for her.

She went on to explain, how one day, when we were sitting in a meeting regarding our employees' problems, she heard me make the statement, "I have done all I can about this problem, I am giving it over to God."

Those words struck a cord within her heart. At that moment, she realized that she wasn't giving anything in her life to God. She was trying to run her own life. Hearing those words that day changed this for her.

From that day forward, she started to submit her attitude to God. She had been struggling with her infertility, when it came to conceiving a second child. She had placed the blame on her husband for her failed attempts to get pregnant and considered bailing out of her marriage. With her attitude change, she decided to work on her marriage and place her desire for a second child on the back burner.

She started to look at the way she treated her husband and others. After examining her heart, she purposed herself to be more kind and considerate to them. With time, she changed her friendships, staying away from critical people and gossips. Over a period of time changes started to occur in her life.

She received a new job that was a better fit for her personal and family needs. New friendships came her way. She started feeling better about herself.

She finalized her conversation by saying, "I felt like God was placing it on my heart to call and thank you for what you had done. I recently did the same thing for someone else and they thanked me for it."

A few months later, I decided to make a follow up call to her. She was delighted to give me her good news (for which she had waited ten years!). "The strangest thing has happened," she exclaimed. "Within the month of my phone call to you, I found myself pregnant! My due date will be at Christmas."

We couldn't help but wonder if my friend was reaping the rewards of an obedient life.

On any given day, we never know how the wind of The Holy Spirit, is going to work in our life. We should always be ready to expect the unexpected when it comes to, "His Mysterious Ways."

Annettee Budzban copyright 2003 AHRTWrites2U@aol.com

Annettee lives in Illinois with her sweet husband Jeff and is a widely published writer. She is our December 2002 Writer of the Month and you can see her profile and other stories here: http://www.2theheart.com/heartwriters

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