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Gotta Love the Godwinks

Gabrielle Oldfield

Gotta Love the Godwinks
Saturday, February 17, 2018


I was introduced to the word, "Godwink" recently and I am a total fan.  Most people have their phrase for those moments when God lets you know He is listening and He cares about what is happening in your life.  Sometimes I call them God's Post It notes, but "Godwink" is cuter to be sure.  

Our women's book study on Monday evenings is going through a book called, "The Godwink Effect:  7 Secrets to God's Signs, Wonders, and Answered Prayers."  We've gotten through the first two weeks and covered the first three secrets, "Pray," "Ask," and "Believe."  For many, these three words are no secrets at all.  For some people though, they may have forgotten that God wants us to communicate our thankfulness, wants, needs, questions, the whole nine yards!  When we do this, we are praying (even if we aren't using a five-star biblical vocabulary) and we are asking.  And--if you are asking, please believe He will answer.  Our ongoing homework in this study is to figure out what we want to ask God, and then ask it.  I have found that the more specific I am, the more specific God is and that skyrockets my faith every time.  


A simple Godwink example is a trip Bob, and I took for our son, Ryan's, graduation from Navy boot camp north of Chicago.  The graduation date was March 8th, 2013 and this was my first time on an airplane in about 16 years.  I was terrified of flying, and I prayed for the strength to get over it and on that plane.  I got on the plane and out to his graduation, but I still worried about the flight home.  As we were packing up to leave for the airport, I noticed the license plate on our rental car.  "308 RYN."  And seriously, I was totally fine on the flight back.  I mean, what are the chances that in all the cars in a rental lot we would get one that had what equates to our son's name and his graduation date on the license plate? 


That isn't a coincidence.  It is just another example of how there is nothing too small for God to care about when it comes to His kids and if we care to pay attention, He's winking all the time.