I believe that the people who are in your life have been put there for a reason or sometimes for a season.
We can look back on our life and reflect on the different people we have met. Those people were chosen to be a part of your life. Even if they were there for a short time they still were chosen for you to meet. Your life was forever changed because God put them on your life path!
In the bible there are so many stories of God placing people and connecting them for a reason. He always has a reason. The prophet Samuel was told by God that the future king of Israel Saul was going to be on a certain road and for him to go to him. The prophet Samuel went to the road and it is written in the book of 1 Samuel When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said, “That’s the man I told you about! He will rule my people.” (1 Samuel 9:17 NLT) How cool is that!
God will often put someone into your life that you would never know if it were not ordained by Him. During one of my prayer times I heard that small voice in my spirit say “I am sending you a strong woman of God to teach you”. I was praying for that. I wanted someone who could teach me and God was going to answer my prayer. What I didn’t know was how?
I started going to a new church, so in the back of my mind I thought ok is this where I’m going to meet this strong woman of God? Nope! I started a new job and met this wonderful Christian woman maybe it’s her? Nope again! I just about gave up the notion of the strong woman of God entering my life when God intervened!
I love Facebook and its been great reconnecting with old friends and staying in touch with my new ones. One day I was just scrolling through people’s posts when a friend request popped up. Margie Grotto Fleurant wants to be your friend! Now, I am very particular whom I accept as a friend. I checked to see if possibly we had some mutual friends. We did just one and she was a Prophetess in England. I thought to myself forget it I’m not friending someone who only knows this Prophetess, but God wanted this connection to happen!
A couple days later I’m reading posts on Facebook when I read from the Prophetess “Every now and then you meet a beautiful woman of God who comes into your life and changes it forever thank you Margie Grotto Fleurant”. Wait, that’s the same woman who wanted to friend me! I go back and check my friend request and hit the accept friend button.
Immediately I decide to check out my new friends wall. I thought I could learn where she lived and a little bit about her. I found out she wrote books about prayer and she also spoke in different churches. As I started my investigation I thought to myself she probably lives in Texas because everyone I want to meet lives in Texas! I was looking at posts and pictures trying to find something that would give me a clue. Just then a new post pops onto to my screen from my new Facebook acquaintance. It read “Getting ready for Hurricane Irene”. Yippee I now know she lives on the east coast somewhere between Virginia and Massachusetts. Now this where it gets interesting. I started to get an excitement in my belly. I felt maybe this is the woman that The Lord told me about. I started to pray “Father, where does she live”? Just then a new post pops up from Margie “I live in Central New Jersey”. Wait, I quietly stared at the screen as the anticipation grew! I felt like God was allowing me to discover this precious gift slowly. All of a sudden the next post that appeared on the screen was “I live in Somerset County”! I jumped up and I knew this was her!! I live in Somerset County too!! She lives right near me!
I immediately sent a quick message to Margie wishing her safety during the approaching hurricane. She sweetly replied “You too”! I smiled knowing that God had put someone special into my life. I didn’t know her or anything about her but I knew she was special!! I tried my best to contain my anxiousness about meeting Margie and getting started what God had planned for us. The biggest problem was I couldn’t go to hear her speak at any churches and therefore I couldn’t introduce myself. I started writing on her wall and messaging her to let her know who I was. I was a Facebook stalker and I couldn’t help it! I wanted to tell her I think God wants to bring us together, but she will think I’m nuts!
After weeks of trying to figure out how to meet her I went back to God. I believed that were suppose to meet, but I was trying to make it happen. I prayed that night “Lord, I know that I’m suppose to meet Margie, but she doesn’t! I’m beginning to look like a stalker and I’m done going after her! If You wants us to meet then You have to let her know it”!! That was it I drew my line in the sand and left it up to God. If this was not meant to be then I would no longer pursue it.
The next day Margie posts on Facebook “I had a weird dream last night I dreamt that I was preaching in a big building with a microphone. I saw people in cosmetics and by computers. I think I was in a mall”. I read it and laughed aloud! I immediately wrote on her post that I work in cosmetics in a mall across from a computer store. We talked and agreed to meet.
The day of our meeting finally arrived. As I drove to my destination I prayed for protection and for God to make it clear why He wanted us introduced.I arrived a few minutes early and settled myself down. Margie arrived next and we sat down to our preordained introduction. I started to share my faith, my beliefs and my family. Margie talked a little bit about herself and her faith. It was weird but I knew there was something more to discuss. Just then I felt lead to talk about my husband Rob and his video service. Margie’s eye lit up like a Christmas tree as I began to talk about the videos my husband had done and his work in different churches. A big smile came across her face as she shared she has been praying for God to send her someone to produce her videos! “Do you think he would be interested in helping me”? I knew that was it! That’s why God brought us together He wanted my husband to help Margie with the videos.
It was so much more than I anticipated and it’s proving to be bigger than I imagined. That’s God! In the book of Ephesians it says Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20 NLT) I believed that Margie was going to teach me, but what God wanted was Margie to teach the world through her videos. We are all brought together for such a greater purpose.
That’s why I love God so much He brings the perfect people together to do something life changing!
To learn more about Margie’s Ministry go to http://www.theriverministriesusa.org