Last Monday I went to Bible study. We learned how we should pray specific things, so that when God answers our specific prayers, we totally know it's from Him and can thank Him even more. So, I did just that. Tuesday morning, I woke up and actually worked out before work. Yeah, that's a rarity in my life. Anyhow, two hours later, I was driving to work with my mom. I had a quick conversation with God and said, "Jesus, it would be really nice to have some coffee today."
I know that I could have just bought some Starbuck's and still thanked God for blessing me with the 5 bucks for a frapp. But God had something way better up His sleeve. =)
During work, my friend, Aaron, and I were texting each other because he and his brothers were at Disneyland and wanted to see if I wanted to join him. I tutor as a second job and had 2 students that day, but I was thinking about canceling for the day to join him and his brothers. I've done that before, so it wasn't a big deal for me. But for some reason, I opted not to cancel and told Aaron that we would just have to hang out another day.
After work, I headed to job #2, tutoring a 2nd grader. Whenever I go to her place, her grandma usually give me a cold soda and a snack. I've tutored her the past year and a half, and they've ALWAYS given me soda. Always. Well, on this particular day, she came out of the kitchen, and guess what she was holding in her hand: A cold Starbuck's Coffee!!! You know, the ones that are in those glass containers. =) I knew it was from my God. I knew He heard me. He set me up for something sweet. Something good.
This surprise happened on the same day. The bf and I made plans to go to the Huntington Beach Farmer's Market. He wanted to go surfing with Mark before our date, so he asked me to be at his house by 8pm. When I asked him what time the Market, closed and he said 9pm, I thought to myself that we wouldn't have very much time there. I was going to text the bf about the time issue, but I didn't want to be a brat. He wanted to surf with Mark and I know how much he loves surfing with the boys. But, I wanted to spend more time with him at the Market too. Even so, I wanted to be a good gf and follow his plans.
So, after the coffee story, I was already on cloud nine, thanking God for His sweet surprise. I finished tutoring at 5pm and decided to just head out towards the bf's hood and do some reading until he finished surfing. But, as I was driving, I received a text from him. He told me that the surf wasn't good and that he was headed home already. I joyfully texted him that I would be on my way! By the time I got to his place, it was 6pm and we had plenty of time together at the HB Farmer's Market. We walked around, had some good eats, talked, laughed, and had a really fun date. God knew my heart and that I wanted to spend more time with the bf, and He answered my heart's desire. God is so good!
When I told the bf my stories, his eyes grew large and he had a big smile on his face. Then he told me his side. He was supposed to meet up with Mark after work that day to head to the beach. But he got off work early, 4pm, so he decided to head out to the beach by himself and have Mark meet up with him there. By the time he got there, he noticed that other surfers were leaving cuz there were no waves. So, he sent a quick message to inform Mark and headed home...to meet me. =)
God is so good! I love the little plans He has for my life. They are special. Specific.
God and the specific surprises He gives me makes me smile...