I was asked the question. “What is it like to receive a sign from God? Like when you are in a real dilemma and beg God for a sign?”
I thought you would enjoy reading the story I shared with them:
I grew up in a small community called Modjeska Canyon. I lived there until I was forty two. Then quite by accident, I ended up living on a tiny island off the coast of Puerto Rico. I loved this place! After 8 months of searching for a house to rent, we moved into a small home on the main street. I couldn’t have found a better location.
I took a trip to Nashville and while I was there, I was offered to take over a log cabin coffee shop. (A dream of both my husband and myself) This coffee shop was only $600 a month, came with EVERYTHING, including fresh cream! AND, it had an apartment upstairs included in the price!
I was in a total state of dilemma. I had just moved into this darling house, singing five nights a week at the local waterfront restaurants. Walking distance, to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And offered the opportunity of a lifetime in Nashville, someplace I wanted to live my whole life!!!
I didn’t really believe in praying at the time, and yet I begged God for some kind of a sign. Which place I should choose. Where I would I be the happiest?
Not too long after I asked, a knock came on the door. My friend Pat had dropped by to show me her Native American Flute.
When I looked at the flute, my jaw dropped! The flute was made by my next door neighbor in Modjeska Cyn. California! He had a brand that he burned into every flute he made… And her flute wore that brand! I said. “This flute is made by Guillermo Martinez!” She was thrilled that I recognized the maker. “Yes! I have always wanted to meet him!” I said. “Today’s the day, as I dialed his number by heart and told him of this “Miracle”
To me, this “coincidence” was a sign to stay on the island. It was indicating to me that this island was to be considered my home.
I was on a tiny island, with only 1,500 people on it, holding a flute, made by one of my closest neighbors in my home town. – Over 4,000 miles away! Let me ask you. – What are the chances of this?