This past week has blown me away! God has done so many amazing things I can't help but share them!
The first thing was one of the biggest. I barely ever check my AOL emails, but I did a couple days ago and now I'm really glad I did! Do you remember when I blogged earlier about how I was giving up makeup? Well- to give you a quick catchup- I met my goal: six weeks, and it's changed my life! All in all, I feel like I don't have to rely on makeup anymore to feel beautiful. Anyway, at the end of the article (Where I got the inspiration to do this) it challenged the readers to write about your experience and send it to Susie. (The creater of the magazine where I got the idea!) So I did.
And I got two emails replying! The first one was from the writer of the article: Ashley. Too many coincidences went on here! I had no idea that the girl that wrote the article was the same girl whose blog I've been following! I've really admired her- her love for Jesus, her blog, all of it. And now she was emailing me! She asked if she could put what I wrote on her blog and I of course said it was fine. What an excitement! But the coincidences don't stop there. She had written an earlier blog post about true beauty, and said that part of the reason she wrote that post, was because she thought she could see some of that genuine beauty in me! That made me cry, because when I first read that post, I remember praying that God would help others see me that way. What a huge God-cidence.
The other email was from Susie! She said that she wanted to take my letter and a picture of me and put it on the Susie website! I was practically jumping up and down by that point. (I read these emails right after one another). And they're sending me a Susie t-shirt! (As soon as it arrives, I'll take a picture and put it on here.)
This whole thing was really overwhelming, especially because I received tons upon tons of teasing for doing this. No one really understood why I was- even when I tried to explain. It hurt, even though the reward for doing it was huge. So to have all this happen was amazing.
But my week doesn't stop there!
Some of my friends and I wanted to see Sherlcok Holmes Saturday, but I spent all my money on Christmas presents. Lol, since then, I've been doing "free" stuff Friday nights. Lol. So I had to do some work to earn the money to go. Well, two and a half hours later, I had money in my pocket and I was sitting down watching the news when a segment about the earthquake that just hit Haiti came on. And all of a sudden I felt God was really convicting me to give the money I just earned to Haiti. So I texted my friend, McKenna, and told her I couldn't come because I didn't have enough money. And she texted me back and told me that she had a free coupon she would give me to go! And I just thought it was a pretty cool coincidence, until my dad said "Amazing how when you give to God, sometimes He gives back." And then it became a God-cidence!
But that's not it! Haha.
McKenna's new year resolution was to not drink soda the whole year. While we were out the movies, she mentioned how it was getting harder and harder not to drink it. Afterwards, I felt called (In the same way with the Haiti money) to stop drinking it too. So I texted her, and know what her reply was! She said that she was about to quit because doing it alone was just too hard. What another God-cidence!
All of this has just made me realize that the little things you do, whether you're just doing them, or feel as if God has asked you to, can play a huge part in someone else's life and you might not even know it. And I think that's such a God-cidence.