Thursday, April 22, 2010

100th

I went to the mall today after work. I don’t go to the mall much, maybe go into JC Penney and/or Dillards. The mall was a place Peyton and I went together, just me and him. I loved that time with him, shopping for his clothes, athletic shoes etc. (maybe spoiling him a little)

I went in the front entrance and walked right past American Eagle. That was where we bought a lot of his stuff (until the cowboy phase hit). The smell of the cologne permeates the hallway. Even so, I did much better emotionally than I have in the past. I am grateful for the healing, but it is still sad.

As I was driving to my next destination, I was praying and thanking God for all the blessings in my life and the emotional healing. I am truly grateful. I was sitting in the drive thru at Chik-fil-a, still praying. I told God, “I know you are with me, but right now I want something tangible. I want to be the 100th customer. I want to “know” in an earthly sense that You are with me.”

I drove up to pay for my food and the cow bell was ringing and they handed me a rose…….and my free meal. God heaped a blessing on me with those free nuggets. The Creator of the universe said yes to my carnal request. I am a child of the King and I feel spoiled.

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If you are not familiar with Chik-fil-A, every 100th customer gets their meal for free. It is the best chicken ever.

10 comments:

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Oh Becky!!! So thankful for God's tangible gift to you!

God is in the details. And He loves you VERY much!

(ps: our chick-fil-a's don't do that here.)

Dar said...

God's grace is truly amazing and saving - powerful to get us from where we are to where we are going and as finite as a rose as a touch from Heaven. How sweet and tender is our Heavenly Father!

Anonymous said...

BECKY THAT IS SO COOL!!

God is so AWESOME and I love it when He shows us how much He loves us!

Chic-fil-a. . . . That is SWEET!


Dana

Jennifer said...

God is SO GOOD - to reach down and speak to us so plainly and clearly...reminding us He loves us and will never let us walk this path alone!! I just LOVE this....and, as a true Chick-fil-A fanantic - I'm excited to ask about the 100th customer!! Never heard about that around here:)

Sending you a hug...one mom to another!

Kelley said...

That is the best! How sweet and gentle is our Lord.

seeking him... said...

Becky,
Wow! Our God is amazing! I love how He answers our needs.
We don't have chick-fi-a's around here but I love Tim Hawkin's song related to it. Every time I hear it I crack up! Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsJHqstPuNo
-chippy

PBroadfoot said...

So nice when we get an earthly confirmation of what we KNOW in our hearts. (Not bad to get free Chick-fil-a along with it!)
Jeff is the champion- I think he has been the
100th customer about 3 times now, and he came home with a gorgeous rose about a week ago!
So nice that the confirmation came from a company that honors the Lord's day, and has a reputation for treating its employees well!

Mona said...

Ah, Beck, that made me smile! I bet Peyton saw Him do that! =)

Kay said...

I don't think our CFA's do that either. *sad face* As often as I'm there, I would surely have gotten it free at least once. lol

I'm glad God is healing your heart. I know sometimes we do need something tangible. I remember when Bub was in transplant (very dark days for us) and I just didn't think I could keep going if there wasn't a bright spot *somewhere*. His counts tripled that day and it gave me hope that we would make it out of the hospital. I was so thankful for something tangible, like you said.

Hugs to you!
~kay

Loraine said...

:-)