Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bakery Style Muffins
Faith On Record
Romans 1 : 19-21
They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, People have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
I chronicle about my life and faith a lot here on my blog. However, I’ve never chronicled about my actual personal encounters with God himself. Hearing God’s voice and listening to him speak to me is a natural way of life when I’m walking closely with the spirit. It’s the most exhilarating feeling that just can’t be put into words. So today I wanted to do something different and unlike most of my blog posts. I want to share one of the many encounters that brought me to my knees in reverence and adoration for our loving heavenly father who is living and active right now in our lives.
Flashback to Saturday, August 6, 2016. I had spent the early part of the day with my mom at an outdoor art event in downtown Coeur d’ Alene. As we walked around we started to chat and I opened up with her about the church we had been attending for the last few months. I just wasn’t feeling it for some reason. It just didn’t feel like it was a fit for my family. I also expressed to her how I’ve been a church hopper for years. I was tired of it! I wanted to settle in somewhere and make it our home. I had been praying earnestly about it for years but got no real obvious answer.
Later that day as I was driving to the grocery store I felt this urge to pray about it again. So I did! For some reason this time I felt like I needed to grab the altar by the horn’s and be very specific about what I wanted God to do for me. So instead of my usual prayer that I prayed for years “ God show us a good church to go to “. I prayed in the power of the spirit and authority and asked God to give me a SIGN!! I needed it to be black and white no grey areas. I asked him to SHOW me the church!! I asked him to make it so CLEAR to me that there was no mistaking. I told him, “ Lord if you don’t show me the church specifically I will continue this awful church hopping and never truly find a place to call home”.
Shortly after that intense prayer, (as I was still driving to the store ) I drove by a church that I had heard through the grapevine was pretty awesome. I had a quick thought of “ Huh oh yeah that would be a good church to try “. A few minutes later I arrived at the grocery store. I grabbed a small basket and picked up a couple of the few items I needed. Suddenly I sensed the spirit tell me to go to the magazine isle. I remember thinking ” Ooookkkaaaayy… Magazine Isle? “ I figured he had something up his sovereign sleeve, but I really had no clue what it could be. So I listened, I went to the magazine isle. I stood there and started fumbling through some cooking magazines completely confused.
After about a minute I started to leave, I only had a few items left to grab and I was ready to check out. NOPE, Screeeeeeccchhh I wasn’t going anywhere! That still small voice told me I had to stay longer. At this point I’m starting to wonder what the heck is going on. I figured “ Oh well maybe theres someone he wants me to bump into here “. Little did I know there was a greater purpose under the surface! After about seven minutes of standing in that magazine isle waiting to be released… God told me I could go. I left the store got in my car and started driving home. As I drove, I passed back by that same church I passed on the way to the store. This time something was noticeably there that was NOT there before!! Two men, standing out in front of the church holding a BIG SIGN that said “ YOU BELONG HERE “ .
I instantly broke down into tears. I realized God orchestrated a divine appointment for me…… HE GAVE ME A SIGN ALL RIGHT… LITERALLY!!! He had me wait in that magazine isle longer so that I would see those men holding that sign at that time on my way home. My grocery trip should have only taken me a quick five minutes , had he not made me wait longer, those men would not have been out there yet! I’ve since been going to that church, and it has never felt so right! It is now my church home… Praise God!
I walked away from this experience with a galvanized sense of the Lords concern for what concerns me. He walks BEHIND me and BEFORE me! With arms wide open he hears my prayers! He may not always answer on my timeline, but he answers, and when he does … he MOVES mountains when he speaks!!!
💥 Throw away the distractions that hinder his voice 💥
Gluten – Free Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bakery Style Muffins
The Dark Chocolate chip Oat Bakery Style Muffins are not only gluten – free but dairy free as well. This healthy recipe is easy to make and incredibly moist, fluffy, and delicious. Feel free to leave comments in the comment box below.
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